Mt Gravatt, Toowoomba and Souths are gearing up for grand final football after they won their way to the 2016 decider in their respective grades last weekend in the SEQ Senior Women’s competition.
The qualifying semi-final rounds were played last weekend at Souths Brandon Park.
In the C Division elimination final, Logan City Hawks proved too good for the University of Queensland team, winning comfortably 38-0, crossing for eight tries.
It was Mount Gravatt that earned the first grand final spot, although they had to work hard to overcome a determined Inala outfit for a good 24-10 win.
Wynnum Manly ended the North Ipswich season with a 14-4 victory in a game that kept the supporters from both teams on the edge of their seats.
The other B Division match was also a thriller with Sunnybank and Toowoomba swapping the lead on several occasions before the Fillies sealed the 22-20 win with a late try.
Clever halfback Ana-Marie Afuie scored two tries for Sunnybank to keep them in with a chance. Toowoomba now has a week’s break before the grand final.
Carina led Beerwah by 4-0 at halftime, but the more fancied Bulldogs crossed for four second half tries to overcome the committed Carina girls.
The 16-4 win keeps Beerwah’s hopes for a maiden A Division premiership alive for another week.
In the other A Division clash, the class of the experienced South group was evident throughout a comfortable win.
The Magpies raced to an early 10–0 lead, and despite many raids by the Bears a late try saw Souths in front by 14 points to nil at half-time.
Again an early onslaught in the second term saw Souths extend their advantage, before a late consolation try to Burleigh saw the final score 34-6 for a good Souths win.
Veteran centre Teresa Anderson scored a double for the Magpies to earn another grand final chance.
The full results from last weekend’s games are listed below:
SEQ Senior Women’s Competition Results: (Brandon Park – September 3, 2016)
LOGAN CITY HAWKS 38 (Teesha Gavin 2, Tanya Watson, Olivia Gaffiero, Forrest Akuai, Mihikore Nolan-Davis, Janet Mitchell, Cherri Neho Tries; Teesha Gavin 3 goals) def UQ 0
MT GRAVATT 24 (Rachele Whelan, Alecia Hess, Adele May, Thelma-Lett Lee tries; Rachele Whelan 3, Danica Petkovic goals) def INALA 10 (Tayler Warena, Kayely Egert tries; Kate Eldridge goal)
WYNNUM MANLY 14 (Amelia Naawi 2, Wirihita Shelford tries; Christine Rogers goal) def NORTH IPSWICH 4 (Bryneeka Thompson try)
TOOWOOMBA 22 (Patricia Little, Emily Young, Kylie Thompson, Molly O’Connell tries; Taylor Stevens 3 goals) def SOUTHS SUNNYBANK 20 (Ana-Marie Afuie 2, Shannon Mato, Elizabeth Faamita tries; Chantelle Dodd 2 goals)
BEERWAH 16 (Joanna Kerr, Nathalie Browne, Annette Brander, Abbey Templeman tries) def CARINA 4 (Kristy Black try)
SOUTH 34 (Teresa Anderson 2, Courtney Robinson, Elizabeth Cook-Black, Jessica Carey, Casey Karklis, Heather Ballinger tries; Ali Brigginshaw 3 goals) def BURLEIGH 6 (Rona Peters try; tries; Zahara Temara goal)
This weekend’s games will all be played at Emerson Park on Saturday, September 10.
Kick-off times are as follows:
Inala v Logan City Hawks at 11.20am
Sunnybank v Wynnum Manly at 12.40pm
Burleigh v Beerwah at 2pm
*The grand final will be played on Saturday, September 17 at Albert Bishop Park.