Redcliffe strike late against Easts

A try on the final play of the match to Redcliffe Dolphins' Rinsma Saueha stole a 28-24 win over Easts Tigers at Burpengary.

The big centre's effort capped a flurry of points in the final ten minutes for Redcliffe, as they overwhelmed an Easts team chasing their first win of the season. 

The Tigers looked to have control of the game when nippy fullback Adrian Henley weaved his way to the line for a 24-12 lead in the 69th minute.

But Redcliffe had other ideas.

First Tai Vaavale crashed over to reduce the margin to six, before Kyle van Klaveran finished a backline movement.

Halfback Tyson Gamble then had a sideline conversation to level the game but it was waved away in blustery conditions, leaving the Tigers clinging to a 24-22 lead with three minutes to go.

With the clock ticking down, Redcliffe worked themselves into an attacking position before Saueha dived over out wide with seconds to spare.

It was a bitter pill to swallow for the Tigers who are winless after the first three rounds.

Easts took a 12-0 lead into the sheds thanks to prop Kurt Hatfield and a flying leap from winger Conroy Jones.

In other results, Carina notched their first win of the season with a 36-20 results against Logan Brothers.

Gaters and Ipswich remain undefeated at the top of the table.

ROUND THREE RESULTS

Saturday, April 23

REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 28 (Josh Beehag, Kyle van Klaveren, Rinsma Saueha, Mitchell Wilson, Tai Vaavale tries; Tyson Gamble 4 goals) def EASTS TIGERS 24 (Adrian Henley, Sam Gee, Conroy Jones, Ryan Cameron tries; Adam Crear 4 goals) at Burpengary Sports Ground.

WYNNUM MANLY REDLAND CITY SEAGULLS 30 (Tyson Brooks, Hayden Crowley, Josh Marshman, Misi Ahoafi, Corey Davis tries; Tyson Brooks 5 goals) def VALLEYS DIEHARDS 18 (Tom Collins, Ryley Kajewski, Tristan Lumley tries; Arthur Brown 3 goals) at Emerson Park, Grange.

CARINA 36 (Steve Tyrrell 2, Cameron Robertson 2, Matthew Craven, Brett Ferguson, Shane Gillham tries; Matthew Craven 3, David Browne goals) def LOGAN BROTHERS 20 (Codey Kennedy, Kieran Battelley, Cameron Boga, Les Aumua tries; Peter Lee 2 goals) at Leo Williams Oval, Carina.

IPSWICH JETS 44 (Ono So’Oialo 3, Max Fesolai, Chris Ash, Jackson Tynan, Hugh Sedger, Fine Faingaa tries; Mikaere Beattie 6 goals) def NORMANBY HOUNDS 4 (Marc Williams try) at Purtell Park, Bardon.

GATERS 30 (Takai Tikinau 2, Shaun Rees, Jarrod Watson, Marlon Doak, Josh Benjamin tries; Troyden Watene 3 goals) def WEST BRISBANE PANTHERS 16 (Ollie Olds, Tyrone Lockrey, James Sharkie tries; Tyrone Lockrey 2 goals) at South Pine Sports Complex, Brendale.
MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

LADDER

Win - 3 points, Draw - 2 pts, Loss - 1 pt

 

Played

Won

Draw

Lost

Bye

For

Agnst

Pts

Gaters

3

3

0

0

0

88

22

9

Ipswich Jets

3

3

0

0

0

106

48

9

Redcliffe Dolphins

3

2

0

1

0

118

58

7

WM Redland City

3

1

1

1

0

72

72

6

West Brisbane Panthers

3

1

0

2

0

92

70

5

Valleys Diehards

3

1

0

2

0

54

72

5

Carina

3

1

0

2

0

58

92

5

Normanby Hounds

3

1

0

2

0

36

88

5

Logan Brothers

3

1

0

2

0

60

128

5

Easts Tigers

3

0

1

2

0

44

78

4

ROUND FOUR

Saturday, April 30
Carina v Redcliffe Dolphins at Leo Williams Oval, 3pm
Gaters v Wynnum Manly Redland City at Southpine Sports Complex, 3.30pm
West Brisbane Panthers v Normaby Hounds at Purtell Park, 4pm
Ipswich Jets v Logan Brothers at North Ipswich Reserve, TBA

Sunday, May 1
Easts Tigers v Valleys Diehards at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park, 1.15pm