Magpies dominate Wynnum Manly

Souths Logan accounted for Wynnum Manly Seagulls 40-6 to please their home fans who were at Davies Park to enjoy some Sunday afternoon football.

Young Broncos contracted fullback Corey Allan had an afternoon to remember, scoring in each half to collect a double, while Guy Hamilton was successful in six of his seven conversion attempts.

While they were already down by two tries; there was no indication of the afternoon they were set to endure when the Seagulls got on the board thanks to forward Salesi Funaki who was over with his first touch after getting a ball from Michael Dobson. 

However, that was to be the only joy for the visitors as the Magpies continued on their try-scoring ways, closing out the half with a “something out of nothing” effort from Benaiah Bowie.

Souths halfback Sam Scarlett pivoted the play and directed the ball to the blindside before grubbering for Bowie to collect and score against his old club and go onto a 16-6 halftime lead.

The second half saw a lift in physicality from the Seagulls, but their resistance only last until the 50th minute when Scarlett scored one of his own after a good lead-up pass from skipper Phil Dennis.

Wynnum Manly then compounded letting in that try by wasting another opportunity to get one of their own after they got possession back by bouncing the kick-off.

However, Funaki was penalised for not playing the ball incorrectly and they would suffer from this immediately when Hamilton stayed cool as a cucumber as he chipped and chased to sensationally offload back to Allan to grab his second three. 

Despite multiple opportunities with the ball, the Seagulls couldn’t convert their chance, epitomised by Mitchell Frei being held up over the line. 

With 20 minutes left to go in the game; the Magpies struck another blow when a penalty put them in position to score with Broncos-contracted forward Marion Seve crawling over the line.

There was more enterprising footy on show when another Magpies forward got himself on the board with Brendon Gibb going over in his first game against his former club off the back of some deft passing up the middle. 

Hamilton’s successful conversion marked the end of the afternoon’s scoring plays, with the Seagulls denied a would-be consolation try to Templeman, with a forward pass ruling preventing the try.

The Seagulls will be aiming to bounce back next weekend when they the host a win-starved Tweed Heads in the ‘flockbuster’; while Souths Logan will play a CQ side who pushed the ladder-leading Burleigh Bears in their Round 5 match.

See the full scoring details and final team line-ups for this game via QRL Live

SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 40 (Corey Allan 2, Simi Fatafehi, Benaiah Bowie, Sam Scarlett, Marion Seve, Brendon Gibb tries; Guy Hamilton 6 goals) def WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS 6 (Salesi Funaki try; Patrick Templeman goal) at Davies Park.

Photo: File Image of Souths Logan at home in Round 3, 2018