Pictured: Brothers Under 16s.
The 2015 Presidents Cup was hosted by Dalby and don’t they know how to turn on the weather with absolutely perfect conditions. The day ran smoothly without incident and the crowd was entertained by some great footy with close results in most games.
Under 11: Highfields v Brothers
Highfields got off to a flying start scoring two quick tries to take an early lead. To Brothers credit they never gave up and hit back with a try of their own going to the break 18-6 down. The score line was no reflection of the closeness of the game and the Brothers boys scored 9 mins into the second half to close the gap before eventually tying the game up to 18 all with only minutes left on the clock. Just when we thought the first game of the day was going to extra time the Eagles flew over for one last try on the final siren to take the victory 24-18. Good game guys and what a way to start the day!
Under 12: Highfields v Dalby
In another close encounter, Highfields put first points on the board and scored twice before half time and kept Dalby scoreless. Dalby worried their opposition on numerous occasions but just could not seem to capitalize due to the very solid defence of the Eagles. The Highfields boys managed to score 3 tries without converting but this was enough to take out the match 12points to nil.
Under 11/12 Dev Cup: Highfields v Gatton
Gatton didn’t take long to get into the match scoring and converting 2 minutes into the game to take and early lead. They then followed this up with 2 more tries but were unable to convert. Highfields scored a try of their own going to the break down by 8. Highfields came out firing in the second half to score a try in the 1st minute. The game then became about defence and neither team were able to score any more points, bringing the final score to Gatton 14 – Highfields 10, another close encounter.
Under 13: Souths v Pittsworth
A much anticipated game with both teams being closely matched over the past 2 years saw Souths open their account scoring 5 minutes into the first half. This was then matched by the Danes counter scoring minutes later to lock the scores up at 4 all. Both teams scored again with Souths going to the break holding an 8 point advantage. The halftime break didn’t help the Pittsworth boys, not scoring again and the young Tigers taking advantage, playing great footy as a team and scoring many more tries to take the game convincingly 50-10.
Under 14: Souths v Highfields
In a game marred by injury and containing plenty of rep players this was evident with the score line nil all at halftime. It took 40 minutes of football before the first points were posted with Highfields opening their account to take a 6 nil lead. Highfields were clinical in their attack and defence not allowing Souths to score any points and went over twice more to take out the game 14 nil.
Under 13/14 Dev Cup: Gatton Hawks v Highfields
The young Gatton Hawks took an early lead in the game and went on to dominate 34 points in front at half time. In a more even half of footy after the break the Eagles never gave up throwing the ball around going over for three tries of their own. The Highfields boys were really good sports collecting their runners up medallions with smiles on their faces, showing they were pleased and proud to make the Presidents Cup.
Under 15: Valleys v Highfields
This was easily the game of the day as I think most people would agree. It had everything including outstanding skill and edge of the seat moments for all involved, some heart checks may have been necessary at the completion of the match!! After scoring early in the match Valleys let Highfields in for 2 quick tries with the Eagles taking the lead. Not to be outdone the Roosters hit back to score another try and convert to take out the first half 12-10. The second half was almost a carbon copy of the first with the seesawing score line continuing. In a very entertaining game of footy Valleys took the cup winning 24-22.
Under 16: Brothers v Dalby
Brothers made their presence felt very early in the match and were on fire with Dalby struggling to contain the Brethren who took the first half 20 points to nil. This did not change in the second half with Brothers intensity not wavering and although Dalby were close to scoring points on a number of occasions, Brothers defence was relentless and proved they are a very well drilled side. Brothers taking the match convincingly 36-0.
Highfields 24 (Tries: Manson Carmondy, Jay Scofield, Joshua Truscott, Kade Warren Goals:Manson Carmody, Jay Scofield, Kade Warren, Declan Ryan) def Brothers 18 (Tries: Riley Wockner, Ericson Kaiser, Bode Ferguson Goals: Riley Madden, Geoffrey)
Highfields 12 (Tries: Lachlan Davies, Chad Lebsanft, Brock Bishop-Kinlyside) def Dalby 0
Highfields 10 (Tries Zeke Wright 2, Goals: Damien White Def Gatton 14 (Tries:Courtney-Lee Nolan, Hayden Dunn, Ryan Sanderson Goals: Bailey Hill
Souths (Tries: Edward Witherspoon 3, George Ryan 2, Mitchell Knauth 2, Brody Murphy 3. Goals: Kai Williamson Duggan 2, Jesse Campbell, Brody Murphy, Lachie Thom) def Pittsworth (Tries: Patrick McGinn 2, Goals: Mitchell Linden Mayer
Highfields 16 (Tries: Cory Haywood 2, Jack Sullivan Goals:Cory Haywood 2) def Souths 0
Gatton (Tries: Benjamin Hyland 2, Liam Tillack 2, Dylan Flanagan 2, Jake Huggins, Nathan Tomlinson, Jack Palmer, Brandon Clarke 2, Patrick Berg 2 Goals: Boyd Barnwell-Gumner, Benjamin Hyland 2, Liam Tillack, Justin Mann, Luke Davies, Patrick Berg) def Highfields (Tries: Declan Nichols, Noah Bruggerman, Calib Hinze, Goals: Declan Nichols
Valleys 24 (Tries: Drenzell Macam, Alec Duncan, Malik Weatherall Goals: Koby Cubby 2, Drenzell Macam def Highfields 22 (Tries: Mitchell Day, Kyle Betros, Michael Lehane 2, Goals: Ashley Campbell 3)
Brothers 36 (Tries: Corey Russell, Callum Langton 3, Luke Neale, Brandon Spain, Matthew Hart Goals: Luke Neale 3. Ryka Dunemann, def Dalby 4 (Tries: Braedon Green