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As it happened: Hastings Deering Colts preliminary finals

It's preliminary finals time in the Hastings Deering Colts with four teams battling it out at Moreton Daily Stadium to see who will make it through to next Sunday's grand final.

The first match pits defending champions Sunshine Coast Falcons against Townsville Blackhawks.

There were some great tries throughout the game, including by Falcons' Jack Aiken. 

Jack Aiken try - 10 min

The Blackhawks' Jesse Yallop also came up with a cracker.

Jesse Yallop try - 32 minute

In the end, the Blackhawks proved too strong, running out 54-12 winners.

“It was really pleasing, obviously the 54 points was unexpected," Blackhawks coach David Elliott said after the game.

"I certainly didn’t think we would win like that, but conceding 12 points, we have been strong defensively the last two weeks and we have always had a priority on that, so it was really pleasing that the boys could turn up for that."

The Townsville Blackhawks celebrate making it into the 2021 grand final. Photo: Vanessa Hafner / QRL
The Townsville Blackhawks celebrate making it into the 2021 grand final. Photo: Vanessa Hafner / QRL
John Radel with the ball for Wynnum Manly Seagulls. Photo: Vanessa Hafner / QRL
John Radel with the ball for Wynnum Manly Seagulls. Photo: Vanessa Hafner / QRL

The second match of the day has minor premiership Wynnum Manly Seagulls up against Redcliffe Dolphins.

Despite the Dolphins getting the first try, Wynnum Manly Seagulls lead 10-4 10 minutes out from half-time after scoring two tries, including a very impressive one by Tom Farr. 

Tom Farr corner try - 6th minute

The game is being livestreamed on QRL.com.au, QRL Facebook and on Kayo Freebies.

At half-time, scores were locked at 10-10 with both sides crossing for two tries each.

However, Harrison Graham got the ball rolling for the minor premiers in the second half with a cracking try under the posts.

Harrison Graham try - 41st minute

After the game, Wynnum Manly Seagulls coach Michael Dobson said he was pleased to see the strong performance from his side.

“It was a high quality second half and they came really hard at us and we weathered the storm and we were lucky enough to get that try at the end there," Dobson said. 

“It was a big performance from them, and I thought they (Redcliffe) played well and we played well.

“It was a good lesson for us in terms of semi finals footy, they came nice and hard at us and to weather that storm and to come home in front was very pleasing and (now) we have one more job to do against Townsville."