Highfields ends Souths run
Saturday – Elimination Finals
Under 18 Elimination Final – Pittsworth 24 def Brothers 18
The young Danes overcame a 0-18 deficit in the first half to advance to the minor semi final against South Burnett Blue next weekend. Jordan O’Shea, Blake Cullen and Lachlan Perry were the best for Pittsworth, especially Perry who scored an 80m try just before halftime to give his side belief.
The Danes went on with in the second half and kept Brothers scoreless for the rest of the match. Perry and captain James Quinn both scored doubles.
Brothers were their own worst enemies letting Pittsworth into game with mistakes at crucial stages. But they never gave up with Zane Wiltshire, Mitch Revell and Sam Betros working tirelessly for their side.
Pittsworth 24 (Jordan O’Shea 2, Lachlan Perry 2, James Quinn tries; Michael Markey 2 goals) def Brothers 18 (Jack Truman, Sam Betros, Eathan Hearn tries; Matthew Arndt 3 goals)
Valleys 24 (Blake Edwards, Reggie Munn 3 tries; Josh Hancock 3, Ryan Stevens goal) def Warwick 10 (Chris McGregor, Jack Breen tries; Charlie Duroux goal)
Dalby 23 (Lionel Cubby 2, Joshua Sayeg, Travis Pickering tries Luke Turrant 3 goals and 1 Field Goal) def Pittsworth 22 (Jamieson Dunlop, Luke Jillett, Jordan Hintz, Harley Saal tries Joel Naumann 2 Matthew Holmes goals)
A Grade Elimination Final Highfields 34 def Souths 16
Madsen Rasmussen titleholders Souths could not repeat their previous heroics when they exited the TRL Slater and Gordon Lawyers final series after going down to a determined Highfields outfit on Saturday night in the elimination final.
Their battle was a bruising affair in a prelude to the final series. Some of the tackles and hits left the good crowd amazed at their ferocity.
The Lee Brothers both contributed to the win. Highfields Coach Gus McKellar held off injecting Steven Lee into the game until 14 minutes from the end and he immediately had an impact scoring a try to keep the game out of reach for the Tigers.
Jarrod Lee was also instrumental in the win. He and Nick Bainbridge were tireless inside their opposition half.
Highfields 34 (Jarrod Lee 2, Nick Bainbridge, Blake Appo, Hamel tries; Jarrod Lee 4 goals) def Souths 16 (Jeremy Jerome, Jordan Kuhn, Junior Chung Nee tries; Luke Nolan 2 goals)
Sunday – Qualifying Finals
2nd Division Brothers 22 def Souths 20
Brothers 22 (Aaron Burgess, Kane Holt, Bradley Taylor, Jacob Sommerfeld tries; Aaron Burgess 2, Bradley Taylor goals) def Souths 20 (John Oliver 2, Dan Robinson, Damien McIntosh tries; Anthony Donaldson 2 goals)
Under 18 Qualifying Final: Warwick 54 def Souths Burnet Blue 26
Warwick Cowboys showed they are capable of being a real force in the Under 18 competition with a clinical win over South Burnett Blue.
Will Dearden and Harry Sullivan both played well for the Cowboys whilst the Burnett Blue side looked like they were nervous in a historical match for them. They will be better for the run and will be looking forward to taking on Pittsworth who they have had the wood on this season. Elwyn Fewquandie and Ralph Gyemore played well for them.
Warwick 54 (Kai Etherington 2,Mitch Watson, Isaac Chaffey, Brad Morrish, Harry Sullivan, Jordan Hogden, Greg Hoffman, Matt Titcomb, Will Dearden tries Kai Etherington 7 goals) defeated South Burnett Blue 26 ( Elwyn Fewquandie 2, Jakeel Gadd. Dylan Wilson, Ralph Gyemore tries; Ralph Gyemore 2; Kahdeem Murray goals)
Reserve Grade Pittsworth 40 def Souths 18
Pittsworth 40 (Alex Sinclair, Harry Rathborne, James Sinclair, Liam Rathorne, Jake Johnston 3 tries; James Sinclair 6 goals) def Souths 18 (Damien Mills, Chris Oliver, Phil Waters tries; Chris Oliver 2 goals)
A Grade Qualifying Final: Pittsworth 34 def Gatton 18
The Danes are 80 minutes away from a grand final berth, after they beat Gatton Hawks in the qualifying final on Sunday. They will next play Warwick in next week’s major semi-final for their chance to progress.
Coming into this game, Pittsworth lost the Madsen Rasmussen final against Souths. Gatton, thanks to two tries to Callum Woolacott, lead 12-0 until the 31st minute when Kabu Kofe crashed over for a Danes try and they ran in two more tries before halftime which turned out to be the turning point of the match.
Danes fullback Jeffrey Weber was brilliant scoring a double and making try saving tackle. The Danes extended their 16-12 halftime lead when Weber scored the second of his tries to get his side to 22-12 with 23 minutes remaining.
Hawks best player Robbie Fletcher scored a wonderful individual try to give the Hawks some hope, but Pittsworth – with tries to Brayden Gibbs and a length-of-the-field try to Braydon Wilson – sealed an appointment with Warwick next week.
Pittsworth 34 (Kabu Kofe, Jeff Weber 2, Brayden Gibbs Liam Jocumsen Braydon Wilson tries Thomas O’Sullivan 4 goals) def Gatton 18 (Callum Woolacott 2 Robbie Fletcher tries; Callum Woolacott 2 goals