Jets develop a fear of Bears

Jets develop a fear of Bears

When Michael Purcell scored in the 71st minute against Burleigh in round nine of last year's Intrust Super Cup, it would have been a brave man to suggest the Jets would not score again against the Bears for three halves of football and 135 minutes.

After losing 44-0 to the Bears last season and not scoring today until the 46th minute, the Jets won't be going to Yellowstone National Park anytime soon with their fear of bears.

The Jets had Dane Phillips and Rory Humphreys out, with Mitch Carpenter and Isimeeli Hafoka in and Jayden Connors moving to the halves.

Burleigh started the scoring rampage with Troy Leo scoring his 18th try in 18 Intrust Super Cup games when the Bears went to their left-hand side and scored in the corner.

Bears half and sharp shooter Jamal Fogarty added to his 46 points so far this season with another two, and the Bears were off to a 6-0 start after six minutes.

If the Jets thought that would be the end of Leo for this game, they thought wrong.

Five minutes later Leo was in for his second try after a Fogarty kick found him and resulted in a 12-0 lead.

The Bears mixed it up and went through the middle for Leo's third try, with a big Luke Page run that followed with a shift to the left and Leo had a hat trick before half time.

The Jets used the short kick-off but the only result was a penalty.

From the penalty, the Bears streamed through the middle with savage straight running and Jess Savage was the fitting beneficiary on the scoreboard.

The Jets looked to get one back just before half time so they didn't go to the break with nothing, but a mistake saw Kurtis Rowe run away to score and give the Bears a 28-0 half time lead.

The Bears started the second half by consolidating their lead with a further two points. Fogarty took the Bears to 30-0.


It took until 55 minutes in before Richie Pandia got the Jets on the board with his first try this year and his 28th try for the Jets in his 64th game.

The Jets had hope eight minutes later when captain Nat Neale got his seventh try this year and number 30 in his 115 game Jets' career when he barged over.

It was 30-10 with 25 minutes to go and the Jets were not finished with yet.

That hope was over when Henare Wells banked a try for the Bears after a loose pass and he ran away to score under the posts.


Richie Pandia scored his second try when he took Burleigh's defenders across the field and found a gap to score through just near the posts.

At 36-16 and 15 minutes to go the Jets were just teasing the Ipswich faithful.

Marmin Barba scored his 62nd try for the Jets in game 60. That left the game at 36-20 with six minutes to play.

However, Josh Ailaomai scored through the middle and the Bears had completed a fest at 42-20.

Burleigh will host the Northern Pride in next Saturday's 1pm televised clash on Channel Nine. The Jets, meanwhile, will travel to BMD Kougari Oval next Sunday to face Wynnum-Manly.

Full try scoring details and team lists available via QRL Live.

BURLEIGH BEARS 42 (Troy Leo 3, Jess Savage, Kurtis Rowe, Henare Wells, Josh Ailaomai tries; Tyronne Roberts-Davis 7 goals) beat IPSWICH JETS 20 (Richard Pandia 2, Nat Neale, Marmin Barba tries; Wes Conlon 2 goals) at North Ipswich Reserve.