A second half surge from Wynnum Manly Redland City delivered a seemingly unlikely comeback against Logan Brothers at Civic Park.

Trailing 20-4 at the break, the Seagulls turned the match on its head after halftime, crossing for five tries.

The revival featured another eye-catching display from ex-Grafton Ghost Mitch Lollback who notched his second hat-trick of the year.  

Lollback scored a fortuitous try in the first half but his two in the second were all class.

The nippy fullback finished off a break by hooker Mitch Moore and sealed the match when he soared above the pack to take a bomb.

Lollback now has eight tries in the opening six rounds.

An inspired run from lock Semisi Afoahi saw WM Redland City take the lead 22-20 for the first time in the 72nd minute before a late field goal to Chris Green put his side seven points clear.

Logan Brothers crossed in the final minute but the result had slipped through their fingers.

Earlier, the home side shot to the front with backs Joseph Richards and Tong Chong finishing well in each corner.

However, Logan Brothers failed to control possession in the second forty.

Coach Jason Gainey will be sweating on the fitness of his captain Trevor Exton who left the field limping early in the second half.

In other fixtures, Carina posted their first win of the season against Normanby with Scott Greenhill notching personal tally of 18 points in the 52-4 victory.

Easts also crossed the half century mark against Valleys – fullback Maeli Seve, Whetu Austin and Sam Bielefeld got doubles.

The Jets continued their unbeaten run with a 36-20 win over Gaters, while three tries to Brett Coutts helped Redcliffe sneak past West Brisbane.  

ROUND 6 RESULTS

IPSWICH JETS 36 (David Tahavalu 2, Tu’u Maori, Haydon Lipp, Peter Whittaker, Matthew Brown, Tyson Lofipo tries; Haydon Lipp 4 goals) def GATERS 20 (Kieran Turner, Marlon Doak, Matt Lennon, James Crawford tries; Kieran Turner 2 goals) at North Ipswich Reserve.

EASTS TIGERS 50 (Maeli Seve 2, Whetu Austin 2, Sam Bielefeld 2, Leon Ellia-Niukore, Siaosi Faingaa, Tom Ingersole tries; Brent Warr 6, Brandon Downey goals) def VALLEYS DIEHARDS 22 (Steve Elliott 3, Tuhulu Isileli-Foou tries; Dan Murphy 3 goals) at Emerson Park, Grange.

WYNNUM MANLY REDLAND CITY SEAGULLS 27 (Mitchell Lollback 3, Hayden Crowley, Paris Oti, Semisi Ahoafi tries; Chris Green goal; Chris Green field goal) def LOGAN BROTHERS 26 (Tony Chong, Joey Richards, Les Aumua, Ben Poki Poki, Graham Levu tries; Ono So’Oialo 3 goals) at Civic Park, Logan Central.

CARINA 52 (Darryn de Reuck 2, Steve Tyrrell 2, Scott Greenhill 2, Paul Cullen, Tom Medcalf, Tom O’Keefe, Brandan Purcell tries; Scott Greenhill 5, Isaac Kaufmann goals) def NORMANBY HOUNDS 4 (Joe Henderson try) at Leo Williams Oval, Carina.

REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 30 (Brett Coutts 3, Glen Ellis, Marty Hatfield, Dylan Hawea, Kyle van Klaveren tries; Jordan Mitchell goal) def WEST BRISBANE PANTHERS 24 (Sioeli Filianga, Luke Brookes, Josh Afoa, Andrew Gormley tries; Andrew Gormley 4 goals) at Dolphin Oval.

LADDER

 

Played

Won

Draw

Lost

Bye

For

Agnst

Pts

Ipswich Jets

6

6

0

0

0

219

102

12

Easts Tigers

6

5

0

1

0

177

110

10

WM Redland City

6

5

0

1

0

199

148

10

Logan Brothers

6

4

0

2

0

188

145

8

Redcliffe Dolphins

6

3

0

3

0

188

144

6

Gaters

6

3

0

3

0

112

166

6

West Bris. Panthers

6

1

0

5

0

148

163

2

Valleys Diehards

6

1

0

5

0

176

214

2

Carina

6

1

0

5

0

144

196

2

Normanby Hounds

6

1

0

5

0

75

238

2

NEXT WEEKEND (ROUND 7)

Saturday, May 30
       
Logan Brothers
v Normanby
3.00pm Civic Park
WM Redland City v Ipswich Jets 4.00pm Kitchener Park, Wynnum
Carina v Easts 5.00pm Leo Williams Oval
Sunday, May 31        
West Bris. Panthers v   Valleys Diehards 11.45am Bishop Park
Redcliffe Dolphins v Gaters 12.15pm Dolphin Oval