Jets show class over Gaters

Ipswich returned to the top of the ladder in emphatic style with a 48-6 win over the Gaters on Saturday.

With ten of their best players buoyed from a representative win for Diggers, the Jets clicked into gear against a Gaters side who had only lost one match prior.

The Jets opened the scoring before their opposition even touched the ball, with former New Zealand Warriors Under 20s playmaker Mikaere Beattie burrowing over.

Beattie was on song with the boot as well, kicking seven from seven despite being one of three players sin binned for their part in a second half scuffle.

His combination with halfback Chris Ash continues to grow – the pair directing the Jets’ lateral shifts with pinpoint cut out balls.

The Jets shot to an 18-nil lead at the quarter point of the match when winger Ben White stepped through some tired defence under the sticks.

However, Gaters hit back in the 26th minute through Matt Lennon’s dummy.

But it was the Jets who rebounded to take a 24-6 lead into the break.

From there they put their foot down with four second half tries, the highlight some stellar support play on the fringe off a scrum win.

Josh Damen made the initial break before passing to White who then flicked a ball to Ash.

Ipswich next face Easts, who notched a confidence-boosting victory over Logan Brothers with experienced hooker Tommy Butterfield crossing twice on the comeback trail from a shoulder injury.

Redcliffe and Wynnum Manly Redland City also notched big wins.

The Seagulls, last year’s grand finalists, have shot into second position having won four straight.

Saturday 14 May

EASTS TIGERS 40 (Tommy Butterfield 2, Connor Jones, Mackenzie Reid, James Salter, Foisa Peni, Dwayne Craft tries; Mackenzie Reid 6 goals) def LOGAN BROTHERS 10 (Kieran Battelley, Les Aumua tries; Cameron Boga goal) at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park.

IPSWICH JETS 48 (Ben White, Josh Damen, Mikaere Beattie, Chris Ash, David Tahavalu, Francis Leger, Mathew Brown, Abraham Atallah tries; Mikaere Beattie 7, Josh Damen goals) def GATERS 6 (Matt Lennon try; Dwayne Duncan goal) at North Ipswich Reserve.

REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 54 (Taylor Brown 2, Joel Mayne 2, Evander Cummins, Glen Ellis, Kyle van Klaveren, Mitchell Wilson, Ashley Harawira tries; Kyle van Klaveren 9 goals) def VALLEYS DIEHARDS 12 (Sean Yorston, Joe McKenna tries; Dan Murphy 2 goals) at Emerson Park, Grange.

CARINA 42 (Brett Ferguson 3, Ash Bull, Dane Chang, Steve Tyrrell, Chris Cook tries; David Browne 7 goals) def NORMANBY HOUNDS 28 (Matt Trnka 3, James Bannerman, Tikiko Noke tries; Jacob Thomas 4 goals) at Purtell Park, Bardon.

Sunday 15 May

WYNNUM MANLY REDLAND CITY SEAGULLS 34 (Tyson Brookes 2, Jeriah Goodrich, Te Carew, Corey Davis, Junior Pita tries; Tyson Brookes 5 goals) def WEST BRISBANE PANTHERS 16 (Kennedy Pettyborne, Luke Pollock, James Sharkie tries; Luke Pollock 2 goals) at BMD Kougari Oval.

LADDER

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

 

Played

Won

Draw

Lost

Bye

For

Agnst

Pts

Ipswich Jets*

5

5

0

0

0

200

62

15

WM Redland City

6

4

1

1

0

170

122

15

Redcliffe Dolphins

6

4

0

2

0

220

104

14

Gaters

6

4

0

2

0

152

136

14

Easts Tigers

6

2

1

3

0

151

140

11

Normany Hounds

6

2

0

4

0

118

170

10

Carina

6

2

0

4

0

136

192

10

Logan Brothers

6

2

0

4

0

120

234

10

West Bris. Panthers*

5

2

0

3

0

126

120

9

Valleys Diehards

6

1

0

5

0

100

213

8

* West Brisbane Panthers v Ipswich Jets (Round 5) now to be played at Kev McKell Oval, Arana Hills on Saturday 16 July at 3:30pm

ROUND SEVEN

Saturday, May 21
Ipswich Jets v Easts Tigers at North Ipswich Reserve, 2:15pm
Normanby Hounds v Logan Brothers at Purtell Park, 3pm
Carina v Wynnum Manly Redland City at Leo Williams, 3pm
West Brisbane Panthers v Valleys Diehards at Frank Lind Oval, 4pm

Sunday, May 22
Redcliffe Dolphins v Gaters at Dolphin Oval, 12.15pm