Ipswich fight off gutsy Carina

Ipswich Jets fought off a gutsy challenge from Carina to maintain their unbeaten streak in the Brisbane Rugby League.

Missing several key playermakers including fullback Ono So’Oialo and hooker Peter Whittaker, the Jets were forced to call on their depth to form a new-look spine.

While at times slightly clunky, they had enough punch for a 30-12 win over a Carina side left to rue dropped ball at crucial moments.

Down 18-6 at the break, Carina struck first after the break through a barging run inspirational skipper Steve Tyrrell.

But despite a fair share of field position and possession, Peter Edwards boys were unable to land an equaliser, with the last pass often not hitting the mark.

Ipswich second rower Lachlan Roe produced the run of the match to give his side breathing space midway through the half.

In a 20 metre burst, Roe steamrolled through about five defenders off a scrum win to score under the sticks.

That put the Jets out to 24-12 before backrower Matt Brown put the result beyond doubt with a jinking run for his double.

Earlier, Ipswich opened the scoring when captain Tu’u Maori turned halfback Ben Sullivan back on the inside.

Sullivan was heavily involved in the absence of Chris Ash and Mikaere Beattie, now seemingly permanent fixtures in the Ipswich's Intrust Super Cup side after starting the season in the BRL.

For Carina, Chris Cook’s shift to dummy half got the forwards rolling, while Ash Bull continues to impress after starting on the wing and shifting into the centres.

In other fixtures, Valleys leapfrogged Normanby on the ladder with a comprehensive victory at home against Gaters.

Diehards outside back Andrew Lancaster grabbed four tries, taking him to equal second on the season try scoring tally behind Dolphins’ Kyle van Klaveran.

At Kev McKell Oval, West Brisbane overcame a 19-4 deficit early in the second half to topple Easts 22-19 ahead of a mouth-watering clash against Redcliffe next weekend.

ROUND TEN RESULTS

REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 32 (Ashley Harawira 2, Tyrone Hussey, Luke Capewell, Will Partridge, Joel Mayne tries; Kyle van Klaveren 4 goals) def NORMANBY HOUNDS 16 (Joe Henderson, Michael Crosby, Luke Chaplin tries; Matthew Currie 2 goals) at Purtell Park, Bardon.

VALLEYS DIEHARDS 46 (Andrew Lancaster 4, Stacey Everett 2, Kobi Mills, Jyde Dwyer tries; Josh Essex 6, Billy Valu goals) def GATERS 10 (Tyrone Clarke, Marlon Doak tries; Matt Lennon goal) at Emerson Park, Grange.

IPSWICH JETS 30 (Matthew Brown 2, Josh Damen, Ben Sullivan, Lachlan Roe tries; Josh Damen 5 goals) def CARINA 12 (Steve Tyrrell, Ash Bull tries; David Browne 2 goals) at Leo Williams Oval, Carina.

WEST BRISBANE PANTHERS 22 (Michael Rasmussen 2, Jake Dornan, Josh Afoa
tries; Hayden Potter 3 goals) def EASTS TIGERS 19 (Jack Schaffer, Mackenzie Reid, Dwayne Craft tries; Adam Crear 3 goals; Billy Kitt field goal) at Kev McKell Oval, Arana Hills.

WYNNUM MANLY REDLAND CITY SEAGULLS 26 (Josh Marshman 2, Mitch McMillan, Josh Hoffman, Junior Pita tries; Josh Marshman 2, Jeriah Goodrich goals) def LOGAN BROTHERS 10 (Nick Doyle, Adanell Thompson tries; Nick Doyle goal) at Civic Park, Logan Central.

LADDER

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

 

Played

Won

Draw

Lost

Bye

For

Agnst

Pts

Ipswich Jets*

9

9

0

0

0

320

118

27

WM Redland City

10

8

1

1

0

320

170

27

Redcliffe Dolphins

10

8

0

2

0

376

160

26

West Bris. Panthers*

9

6

0

3

0

227

184

21

Gaters

10

4

0

6

0

208

248

18

Easts Tigers

10

3

1

6

0

238

205

17

Valleys Diehards

10

3

0

7

0

192

288

16

Normanby Hounds

10

3

0

7

0

168

298

16

Carina

10

2

0

8

0

188

346

14

Logan Brothers

10

2

0

8

0

168

388

14

* 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 ELEVEN

Saturday, June 25
Easts Tigers v Carina at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park, 1.15pm
Valleys Diehards v Ipswich Jets at Emerson Park, 3pm
Wynnum Manly Redland City v Normanby Hounds at Kitchener Park, 3.15pm
Gaters v Logan Brothers at Southpine Sports Complex, 3.30pm

Sunday, June 26
Redcliffe Dolphins v West Brisbane Panthers at Dolphin Oval, 11.45am