Jets fend off Tigers fightback to claim opening win
THE Ipswich Jets withstood a spirited comeback from the Easts Tigers to post their first win in the FOGS Colts Challenge competition last weekend.
The visiting Jets took home the two points with their 32-24 win, but things got too close for comfort for them late in the second half.
Ipswich were leading comfortably before tries to prop Aiden Lee and the second of the afternoon to Jon Taylor-Hinds saw the Tigers close the gap to 28-24 with five minutes remaining in the match.
However, another try to Ipswich before fulltime put the result beyond doubt and saw them celebrate a breakthrough win.
This Sunday, the Jets will travel to Toowoomba to face the Clydesdales at Gold Park, with the Garden City side looking to bounce back after going down to Wynnum Manly 36-6 last Saturday.
Both Will Brimson and Joshua Marshman posted doubles for the Seagulls who join the Burleigh Bears as the competition’s undefeated teams.
While many were expecting a close match-up between the Bears and their opponents last weekend the Sunshine Coast (with both sides unbeaten in their first two matches); that didn’t quite eventuate with the Gold Coast side proving far too good in front of their home fans.
Mitch Doring scored a hat trick in the win where the Falcons became the latest team unable to find answers to bring down the Bears.
This weekend, the Sunshine Coast are at home against Easts Tigers, while Burleigh will host Tweed Heads in a local derby match at Pizzey Park.
The Seagulls are also coming off a big 26-6 win over the Norths Devils – so both teams will be in good form and ready for a tough match.
The remaining matches this coming weekend will see Wynnum Manly come up against Souths Logan and Norths will host the Dolphins at Bishop Park.
Both Redcliffe and the Magpies had the bye last weekend so will be looking forward to hitting the field.