Toowoomba Rugby League Round 22 wrap
TRL ROUND 22 SUMMARY
Souths 46 def Pittsworth 26
Souths Tigers caused one of the upsets of the season when they defeated Pittsworth at Pittsworth in the 2016 Madsen Rasmussen final.
Souths had nothing to lose coming into this game and they've played themselves into finals contention with a win over their opposition who were favourites to win the game.
In front of a huge Pittsworth crowd, the Souths Tigers held nothing back with Corey Blades and makeshift winger Kyle Peters having wonderful games.
The Tigers played the Danes to a tee, with priority on ball security and using Blades’ and Daniel Holmes's blinding speed.
Pittsworth where their own worst enemy with errors at crucial stages throughout the match. Pittsworth lead 12-4 midway through the first half until Souths scored the next 22 points with Blades and Kyle Peters wreaking havoc on their opposition.
The Danes showed their huge home crowd that they could score tries to get to 18-26 but Souths kept coming and eventually won the match 46-26 in a clinical display.
Aaron Cherry won the Steven Pollard Medal for the player of the final and it was well deserved as he never stopped all day. Cherry's early season discipline had been poor, but he really came of age in this match.
Souths has sent a big message to the rest of the competition and are letting their on-field footy do the talking.
SOUTHS TIGERS 46 (Kyle Peters 3, Corey Blades 2, Josh Ryan, Aaron Hooper, Daniel Holmes, Jeremy Jerome, tries. Luke Nolan 5 goals) defeated PITTSWORTH DANES 26 (Kurtis Slayer 2, Jake Johnston Conor Derksen, Braydon Wilson tries. Jake Johnston 2 goalS)
Reserve Grade: Pittsworth 18 def Souths 14
Under 18's: Pittsworth 92 def Souths Burnett White 4
2nd Division: Souths 24 def Pittsworth 16
Valleys 29 def Highfields 28
Valleys finished off their season with a amazing win over top five side Highfields at Pillar street.
It was always a danger game for the Eagles and the lead see-sawed throughout the game.
Valleys led 18-16 at half time and eventually got the better of Highfields to win by one point.
Highfields worst nightmare eventuated as they now find themselves in a knockout semi-final against Souths, rather than having the security of being in the top three.
Reserve grade: Valleys 34 def Highfields 28
Under 18's: Valleys 96 def Highfields 10
Gatton 108 def Oakey 1
Gatton comprehensively beat wooden spooners Oakey at Trevor Mickleborough Oval on the weekend.
Oakey scored a field goal in the latter part of the game which would of pleased the local crowd to cap off a season to forget for the bears.
Gatton Hawks 108 (scoring details not supplied) defeating Oakey Bears 1 (scoring details not supplied)
Reserve Grade: Gatton 38 def Oakey 28
Under 18's: Brothers 48 def Border 18
Dalby 52 def Wattles 12
Who would've thought that the two grand finalists from last season would not be figuring in this year’s finals?
Dalby travelled to Clifton on the weekend and won convincingly against the local side.
It is a season that could have been for the Diehards, as they lost a number of winnable games this year.
They have played well these last few games and this match was no different coming up against a very young Wattles side.
Dalby Diehards 52 (Zac Morris 2, Mitch Taylor 2, Sam Thomasson, Dylan Taylor, Danny Wassell, Pat ManLey, Chris Wilkes tries. Zac Morris 5, Dylan Taylor 2, Colin Green goals) defeated Wattles 12 (Mitchell Duff 2, Michael Duggan tries. Nic Morris 2 goals)
Reserve Grade: Dalby 22 def Wattles 10
Under 18's: Dalby 30 def Wattles 18
Warwick 78 def Goondiwindi 18
the Warwick Cowboys wrapped up the minor premiership with a comprehensive win over Goondiwindi at Father Ranger oval in Warwick on Saturday night.
Dan Watson scored four tries and a bagful of goals totalling 34 points.
It was a season the Warriors would like to forget after a horror injury list starting with Matt Duggan in the pre-season.
Warwick Cowboys 78 (Dan Watson 4, Dylan Galloway 2, Craig Don 2, Issac Chappey 2, Joe Fuimaono, Paul Cantwell, Luke Brosnan, Jamie Abbas tries. Dan Watson 9 goals) defeating Goondiwindi 18 (scoring details not supplied)
Reserve Grade: Warwick 34 Goondiwindi 10
Under 18's: Warwick 30 Goondiwindi 10