Burleigh and Falcons face off in early test
A two-point buffer is all the Sunshine Coast needs at the moment, with the Falcons posting their second consecutive win by that very margin.
Second row forward Michael Gilmore scored a brace in the 24-22 win over Souths Logan, but it was Dalton Harry’s boot that again proved the difference for the Falcons.
The tight win over the Magpies followed on from round 1 where they posted a 26-24 win over Norths Devils.
This weekend, the Falcons will face off against the top-of-the-table Burleigh Bears – who have already scored an impressive 116 points in the first two games they have played.
The Bears will be brimming with confidence following their 52-10 victory over Norths last Sunday. Early in the match, the Devils held a 6-4 lead over the Bears – however, things quickly changed with captain Jack Cook’s try sparking an avalanche of points for the visitors.
The Bears took an imposing 32-6 lead into the break, but that didn’t stop their momentum.
Winger Tom Sly crossed for a hat-trick while five-eighth Sam Grant was again amongst the points, scoring his fourth try in two games and kicking seven goals.
In other round 2 results, Wynnum Manly and Redcliffe joined the Falcons and the Bears as the competition’s undefeated teams, with both clubs posting strong wins.
The Seagulls were 28-14 winners over the Tigers and finished well to take the match.
With just over 20 minutes to go, the Gulls held a 16-10 lead over the Tigers, scoring two quick tries to close out the game.
The winning margin for the Dolphins was much broader, with doubles from Rinsma Saueha and Tyson Gamble (who also kicked six goals) helping them record a 40-20 over the Ipswich Jets.
Following his weekend haul, Gamble joins Burleigh’s Grant as the early leading point-scorers with both players amassing 36 so far.
This weekend, Redcliffe with join the Magpies on the sidelines with both clubs having a bye, while the Jets will be searching for their first win when they travel to Tapout Energy Stadium to take on the Tigers.
In Sunday’s only game this week, the Tweed Heads Seagulls will host Norths Devils at Piggabeen Sports.
Tweed Heads are coming off the back of a big 56-24 result over Toowoomba and will hope to continue their push up the ladder. Centre Tevita Folau proved difficult to stop for the Gulls, with the Gold Coast Titans Under 20 player bagging a hat-trick in the win.