His side may have passed the half century mark but Logan Brothers coach Jason Gainey has his eyes set on further improvement.  

Brothers notched a 50-20 victory over Carina at Civic Park on Saturday afternoon.

However, Gainey wasn’t entirely pleased with the performance.

“We turned over too much ball in the first half, it was a solid win but there is still plenty of work to be done,” he said.

The sides traded tries during the first forty with a Graham Levu four pointer on the stroke of halftime giving Logan a 20-14 lead.

Following some fairly direct instructions in the sheds, the home side showed more control early in the second, crossing for four straight tries to take the score to 44-14.

Carina managed to strike back when Scott Greenhill strolled through but Logan Brothers had the final say.

As was the case in the first half, Levu struck moments before the siren.

The return of 212 Intrust Super/Queensland Cup game player Wade Liddell was the major talking point, with the former Easts Tiger starting at hooker and playing two stints of twenty minutes.

In an inexperienced outfit hit further by the absence of outside backs Ono So’oialo and Ihaka Watene, Liddell’s signing could prove key in the latter half of the year.

Filling in at fullback, Wayne Kennedy had a mixed game but was able to utilise his speed from the scrum base.

Logan Brothers expect skipper Trevor Exton to return from a knee injury in three weeks’ time.

In other results, Wynnum Manly Redland City registered a 56-4 victory over a young Easts Tigers side.

At Southpine Sports, West Brisbane continued their form surge, defeating Gaters 38-10 to leapfrog Carina into seventh place on the ladder.  

Ipswich centre Fine Fainga grabbed a hat-trick in the Jets’ 36-14 victory over Valleys, while doubles were the order of the day at Redcliffe with Evander Cummins, Joe Bradley, Hayden Hansen and Tristan Lumley all crossing twice to help the Dolphins to a 54-6 win against Normanby.

RESULTS

Saturday 4 July

LOGAN BROTHERS 50 (Graham Levu 2, Wayne Kennedy, Pulotu Taukatelata, David Faamita, Ramon Filipine, Shaun Higgins, Steve Liki, Ben Poki Poki tries; Nutana Te Rangi 6, Wade Liddell goals) def CARINA 20 (Tom Medcalf, Paul Cullen, Chris Cook, Scott Greenhill tries; Scott Greenhill 2 goals) at Civic Park, Logan Central.

WEST BRISBANE PANTHERS 38 (Jake Dornan 2, Jardii Nean, Kyran Tanuvasa, Michael Rasmussen, Robbie Lane, Kristan Wanka tries; Jake Dornan 5 goals) def GATERS 10 (Shaun Rees, Adam Marr tries; Kieran Turner goal) at South Pine Sports Complex, Brendale.

WYNNUM MANLY REDLAND CITY SEAGULLS 52 (Jeriah Goodrich 2, Hayden Crowley, Mitchell Moore, Pat Matulino, Rhys Melville, Semisi Ahoafi, Mitchell McMillan, Josh Hoffman tries; Chris Green 8 goals) def EASTS TIGERS 4 (Aidan Lee try) at Pinklands Oval.

Sunday 5 July

IPSWICH JETS 36 (Fine Fainga 3, Pat McCallum 2, Sean Hams 2, Mitch Koina tries; Mitchell Tuite 2 goals) def VALLEYS DIEHARDS 14 (Daniel Vi, Willis Grant, Aiona Nona tries; Liam Sue-Tin goal) at North Ipswich Reserve.

REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 54 (Evander Cummins 2, Joe Bradley 2, Hayden Hansen 2, Tristan Lumley 2, Kyle van Klaveren, Ashley Harawira tries; Alex Bishop 6, Jordan Mitchell goals) def NORMANBY HOUNDS 6 (Jack Walters try; Oliver Olds goal) at Dolphin Oval.

LADDER

 

Played

Won

Draw

Lost

Bye

For

Agnst

Pts

Ipswich Jets

11

9

0

2

0

347

215

18

WM Redland City

11

9

0

2

0

361

254

18

Logan Brothers

11

8

0

3

0

344

247

16

Easts Tigers

11

6

1

4

0

275

261

13

Redcliffe Dolphins

11

6

0

5

0

362

254

12

Gaters

11

6

0

5

0

247

284

12

West Bris. Panthers

11

4

0

7

0

296

261

8

Carina

11

3

1

7

0

258

346

7

Valleys Diehards

11

2

0

9

0

284

394

4

Normanby Hounds

11

1

0

10

0

148

406

2

ROUND 12

Saturday, July 11
Valleys Diehards v Gaters at Emerson Park - 3.00pm
Logan Brothers v Redcliffe Dolphins at Civic Park - 3.00pm
Carina v Ipswich Jets at Leo Williams Oval - 5.00pm
Sunday, July 12
Easts Tigers v Normanby Hounds at Tapout Energy Stadium, Langlands Park  - 11.45am
West Brisbane Panthers v Wynnum Manly Redland City at Kev McKell Oval - 3.30pm