Toowoomba Rugby League: Round 7 wrap
It’s a game-by-game summary of Round 7 in the Toowoomba Rugby League - it’s Obee’s summary!
Gatton 40 def Goondiwindi 12
In an unusual game, Gatton were too strong for Goondiwindi at Goondiwindi on Saturday night. The Hawks led 40- 12 at halftime with the full time score 40-16.
Hawks came out firing in the first half with half back Callum Woolacott and Dominic Haak controlling the game.
Hawks took the field without hooker Daniel Marsh and representative centre Alex Ambia also unable to play. Lock Michael Frohloff also played well for Gatton.
Goondiwindi coach Matthew Galvin was happy with his team’s performance especially in the second half.
He pointed out that Levi Wilson and McKenna Gibson were his best, closely followed by Ronnie David and Callum Skinner.
Hawks coach Nicki John Harch praised his side after he had a number of his players dropping out on game day.
He agreed it was an unusual game and praised the Boars for their determination in the second half, but he was glad to come away with the two points. He said that Daniel Marsh was a big loss as his direction around the park is important to the side.
Gatton 40 (Callum Woolacott 2, Josh Belz, Tye Gray, Allan Morris, Dominic Haak, Dennis Burgoyne tries Callum Woolacott 6 goals) defeated Goondiwindi 16 (Thomas Fitzgerald, Matthew Galvin, Levi Wilson tries Thomas Fitzgerald, McKenna Gibson goals)
Valleys 22 def Dalby 18
Valleys surprised last year’s grand finalists by beating them 22-18 at Pillar Street on Saturday. The Roosters hit the ground running getting a 12-0 lead until the Diehards levelled the scores at 12-12.
Valleys again put it to Dalby to get to a 22-12 halftime lead. Valleys tireless workers Hnaloan Budden and Dexter Buchannan were Roosters best.
In the second half, the match turned into a real grudge match with momentum swinging. Dalby climbed back into the match but to no avail.
Crucial errors at crucial times has been the story of Dalby’s season.
Diehards coach Kerry Carmichael said his players’ discipline was poor whilst saying the effort was there. Michael Fletcher and Kruse Turner were Dalby’s best.
Valleys 22 (Tyren Nicholls, Josh Birch, Ryan Stevens, Nathan Short tries Tyren Nicholls 2, Trent Nicholls tries) defeated Dalby 18 (Zac Morris, Mitch Taylor, Michael Fletcher tries Zac Morris 3 goals)
Pittsworth 37 def Highfields 34
In front of a large home crowd, Pittsworth accounted for Highfields in a controversial match which saw in form Highfields prop Jake Cooley sent off in the first half for dissent.
Cooley was sin binned for a professional foul and was sent for the game after words with the touch judge.
Pittsworth players, Braydon Wilson and Thomas O’Sullivan both scored doubles whilst Eagles hooker Nick Bainbridge got a hat trick in a losing side.
The Danes led 18-12 at halftime, then a Jack Dempsey field goal gave Pittsworth a seven-point margin just after the break. Highfields were not to be out done and came back with avenges to lead 24-19 mid way through the second half.
It was anyone’s game from there with the lead changing hands yet again when Pittsworth got out to a 37-24 lead until Highfields again grabbed the momentum to get within three points 37-34, but the clock beat them.
Whilst Pittsworth got the two points, it was a gutsy effort from the eagles after losing Cooley early.
Pittsworth 37 (Braydon Wilson 2, Thomas O’Sullivan 2, Kabunare Kofe, Kurtis Shayler, Mitchell Carpenter tries Jake Johnston 4 goals, James Dempsey field goal) defeated Highfields 34 (Nick Bainbridge 3, Steven Lee 2, Blake Appo tries Jarrod Lee 5 goals)
Brothers 38 def Wattles 28
Brothers controlled their match against Wattles. In a hard fought win, Brothers experienced players Michael Witt and Nick Patterson held their team together.
Playing ahead of his years, Mitch Revell was clearly the player of the match. Marcus Cochrane also contributed scoring three tries.
Injury hit Wattles were without some big guns, but performed well. Coach Gary Lawrence said they gave Brothers too much of a start trailing 22-10 at halftime. But he said they had their chances when they had a try disallowed when the score was 32-28 to Brothers.
That was with five minutes remaining, but it was not to be for the Warriors. Lawrence said Brendan Wilson and Jarod Bradfield were his best.
Brothers 38 (Marcus Cochrane 3, Michael Witt 2, Braydon Barrett, Mitchell Tuite tries Michael Witt 5 goals) defeated Wattles 28 (James Johnson, Joseph Morris, Jarod Bradfield, Brendan Wilson, Tyrone Jowett tries Bennet Sutton 4 goals)
Souths 56 def Oakey 12
Southern Suburbs kept their undefeated record intact by convincingly defeating Oakey Bears at Clive Berghofer Stadium.
The Tigers forward pack paved the way for their outside backs. Both teams started well but Souths went to a 12-0 lead after 35 minutes then they scored two quick tries to have a 24-0 lead at the break.
They again struck early in the second half, but Oakey put together a couple of tries to put it to the Tigers to make a game of it 30-12.
But the Tigers were too strong right across the park to go on with it and win well.
Captain Coach Daniel Holmes played a lot of the first half, but rested himself for the majority of the match. He certainly used a number of his young guns with 18 year old Junior Chung Nee taking out the Hutchie’s Player of the Match.
Englishmen Tom Whitehead was good with both wingers Conner Pyke and Aaron Hooper having great games. Oakey’s best were Steve Rogers, Emmanuel Thornley and Jake Weribone.
Souths 56 (Aaron Hooper 2, Tom Whitehead 2, Corey Blades 2, Conner Pyke, Junior Chong Nee, Damien Mills, Tom Landers. Luke Nolan 8 goals) defeated Oakey 12 (Brandon Cubby 2 tries Dylan Adamson, Tristan Hooper goals)
Gatton 34 Goondiwindi 6
Valleys 22 Dalby 10
Pittsworth 30 Highfields 20
Brothers 42 Wattles 14
Souths 78 Oakey 0
Valleys 50 Dalby 10
Pittsworth 46 Highfields 10
Border 34 Warwick 18
South Burnett Blue 86 Gatton 4
Goondiwindi 39 South Burnett White 14
Valleys 31 Dalby 12