Two tries in the final five minutes saw the Redcliffe Dolphins snatch a last-gasp 20-14 win over Easts Tigers at Langlands Park.

The Dolphins trailed for the majority of the contest but took the lead when it mattered.

Trailing 14-4 at halftime, the visitors scored first after the break through prop Nick Timm but it looked as if the Tigers’ defence had done enough.

Jason Di Lizio’s side repelled multiple surges until Redcliffe hooker Hayden Hansen finally cracked the line to put his side ahead 16-14.

Five-eighth Jordan Mitchell then iced the game in the dying minutes.

The win moves the Dolphins to third place on the ladder but they could slip to fourth with two Round 13 matches to be played next weekend.

Despite missing regular fullback Brandon Downey and forward Dwayne Craft due to Intrust Super Cup promotions, Easts had the first half running.

Young centre Jake Hargreaves capitalised on a great offload from Leon Ellia-Nuikore for the ten-point halftime margin.

Easts defended stoutly in the second half but were left to rue poor options and dropped ball at crucial stages.

Both teams have next weekend off ahead of the five-game run to the finals.

In other fixtures, Wynnum Manly Redland City backrower Mitch McMillan scored a hat-trick in his side’s big 48-16 victory over Valleys Diehards.

At South Pine Sports Complex, Gaters survived a Carina comeback to register an important 24-16 win.  

RESULTS

Saturday 18 July

WYNNUM MANLY REDLAND CITY SEAGULLS 48 (Mitchell McMillan 3, Jeriah Goodrich 2, Zach Koitka, David McKenna, Chris Green, Mitch Askew tries; Chris Green 6 goals) def VALLEYS DIEHARDS 16 (Shane Picker, Aiona Nona, Quentin Pepe tries; Shane Picker 2 goals) at BMD Kougari Oval, Wynnum.

GATERS 24 (Curtis Johnston 3, Jamie Maliko tries; Kieran Turner 4 goals) def CARINA 16 (Maui Poe, Benn Malley, Darryn de Reuck tries; Scott Greenhill 2 goals) at South Pine Sports Complex, Brendale.

Sunday 19 July

REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 20 (Jordan Mitchell, Nick Timm, Hayden Hansen, Joe Bradley tries; Jordan Mitchell 2 goals) def EASTS TIGERS 14 (Jaidon Schafer, Jake Hargreaves, Charlie Burchell tries; Jayden Carroll goal) at Tapout Energy Stadium, Langlands Park, Stones Corner.

BYE - Ipswich Jets, Logan Brothers, Normanby Hounds, West Brisbane Panthers

LADDER

 

Played

Won

Draw

Lost

Bye

For

Agnst

Pts

WM Redland City

13

11

0

2

0

441

296

22

Ipswich Jets

12

9

0

3

0

369

247

18

Redcliffe Dolphins

13

8

0

5

0

424

278

16

Logan Brothers

12

8

0

4

0

354

289

16

Easts Tigers

13

7

1

5

0

347

295

15

Gaters

13

7

0

6

0

281

330

14

Carina

13

4

1

8

0

306

392

9

West Bris. Panthers

12

4

0

8

0

322

293

8

Valleys Diehards

13

3

0

10

0

330

452

6

Normanby Hounds

12

1

0

11

0

162

464

2

ROUND 13 (Split Round)

Saturday, July 25
Ipswich Jets v Logan Brothers at North Ipswich Reserve - 1.00pm
Normanby Hounds v West Brisbane Panthers at Purtell Park - 4.00pm

BYE - Carina, Easts Tigers, Gaters, Redcliffe Dolphins, Valleys Diehards, Wynnum Manly Redland City