The Beaudesert Kingfishers Reserve Gold team hosted Burleigh on Saturday and ran away with a 28-6 win securing their spot on top of the ladder for another week.
The Kingfishers took to the field in extremely wet conditions on Saturday night. The rain was heavy and the ground was soaked but the players were determined to show a strong Burleigh side that the weather was going to be the least of their worries.
The game started on a very slippery field and both teams slogged it out in the wet until Dylan Hughes finally crossed over to score after 15 minutes, Nick Harkin converted to put the Kingies 6-nil in front.
Some great ball movements from Beaudesert put Jeremy Papworth over to score 10 minutes later, Nick Harkin converted again 12-nil to the Kingies.
Alex Gee also went over before half-time after a determined run fending off three Burleigh players to take the score to 16-nil.
The second half featured some great action for the supporters that stayed to watch in the rain. Josh Lucas crossed to score and Nick Harkin converted to extend the lead to 22-nil.
Burleigh scored next to bring the scoreboard to 22-6 but Beaudesert responded with a try from Brandon Lucas in front of the birdcage to bring the home crowd to their feet. Nick Harkin converted from the sideline to bring the final score to 28-6, the Kingfishers retaining their spot on top of the ladder for another week.
Man of the match went to Brandon Lucas.
The Beaudesert under 16s travelled to Robina to take on Helensvale.
With a great defensive effort and disciplined ball control in attack, Beaudesert were able to run in three tries to one in the first half to lead 18-4.
The second half was another fantastic effort in defence by the boys, keeping Helensvale scoreless.
Adding another try 10 minutes from full time to lead 24-4. Then just before full time Arran Davies kicked a 45 metre penalty goal to seal the victory 26-4.
Tries went to Clinton Williams, Will Hickling, Brody Hughes and Ben Smith. Arran Davies kicked five goals.
The Beaudesert Kingfishers under 15's side travelled to Robina for a rematch of last years grand final against the Robina side, coming away with a 26-18 win which should see them move to fourth on the ladder and fight to play finals football.
This weekend the Learoyd Digger under 14s hosted Helensvale.
We got off the good start and never let up for the entire game. The most pleasing thing was our try line didn't get crossed.
But outstanding defensive efforts by Clay and Jayden , let our backs try a few moves on which kept the opposition guessing.
A big well done to Jamie scoring his first try.
But in all the whole team came together and showed what they are capable of. Well done boys great game.
The Willis Cleaning under 13s had a win against Burleigh 36-20 with Saxon scoring three tries. Big improvements from Rhys, Tommy and Briggs’ lead the way.
The Gelita Under 12 Div 2 side took on Ormeau Shearers at home today with a goal of show-casing their strong defensive ability.
Shuffled into new positions some of which they had not played before, the boys are to be commended on how well they stepped up to the plate to keep the other team to Nil.
Tryscorers right across the team included: Dylan, Rory x 2, Jack, Ryan Rudd, Harko, Zac.
Conversions: Dylan, Charlie, Harko
Final score: 34-nil
Another amazing game boys, great job to each and every one of you.
Man of the Match: Jacob Harkin
Beaudesert Security under 11s hosted Mudgeeraba Red and outplayed the Redbacks outscoring them nine tries to one.
Straight from kick off the Kingfishers were clinical in their execution showing great structure.
Halves Aidan McGuire and Alex Gillespie were instrumental in the win.
They both moved their forwards around the paddock with ease, directing them with some good set plays.
They channelled outside and then with some sweet ball movement they linked up with fullback Drew Pardoe who was a handful out wide.
Showing excellent shape at the ruck, Drew was able to slice through the defence line numerous times and linking up beautifully with his wingers Tom Gill and Jim McClure.
The Kingfisher boys were solid in defence, always dominating the Ruck.
The forwards Vincent Coper, Jacob Evile, Darcy Riddle, Beau Fraser, Flynn Harris-Dean, Lachlan Ferguson, Nate Dorman, Reuben Tyson, Tom Colburn, Roy O’Halloran, Luke Bostock and Jase Browne were phenomenal and simply too strong outmuscling the Redbacks.
It was the efforts from Fullback Drew Pardoe that proved the difference.
He was excellent in attack and solid as a rock in defence, earning him the Scenic Rim Electrical Man of the Match.
McDonalds Coaches awards went to Tom Colburn for his outstanding attitude and Jase Browne for yet another tireless effort in defence.
The Rabar under 9s Blue team were honoured to have their sponsors come and watch their game on Saturday - THANKS team Rabar!
The boys were up against Mudgeeraba and started the first quarter slowly. A few injuries in key positions added to the sluggish start.
The second quarter the boys started to find their rhythm aided by some strong defence which lead to turnovers.
The second half saw the team continue with their improved tackling and some powerful running which lead to tries.
Another great team effort with plenty of back slapping from the boys when one of their teammates made a big play.
The man of the match awards for the day were selected by our sponsors Rabar, and they went to Chase Taylor and Cooper MacKenzie.
Today the Haack Logistics black under 9s played a home game against the Coomera Cutters.
Once again the boys were Locked in a close game and despite a very strong last quater they were beaten by a single try.
I was very proud to see the boys lift and make the extra effort to claw the lead back but the clock was against us.
This weeks awards went to Riley Verrall for his tenacious defence and live wire runs and also to Tyler Lowe for guarding the right wing great effort and reliability.Well done boys !
A big thank you to Nigel Dean for putting your hand up to be our coach this year, we truly appreciate all you have done for our boys. Always thankful for Stacey Bell your amazing.
Under 7 Blue today, not the best start defensively, plenty of defensive drills next week at training, but as always they had a great time and were keen for a 'that's gold' moment. Thanks Dylete Mowing!
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