Kingfisher men through to season finals despite weekend loss

KINGIES THROUGH: Beaudesert's JD Nilon showed true grit during the game. Photo: Supplied
KINGIES THROUGH: Beaudesert's JD Nilon showed true grit during the game. Photo: Supplied

LOGAN City Hawks took out a seesawing match against Beaudesert Kingfishers 24-22 on Saturday

The teams battled through warm afternoon temperatures on their return to the field for the first time after a long lay-off due to Covid restrictions.

Beaudesert secured a spot in the finals despite the loss, and will play Mustangs Brothers on Saturday, September 4.

The Kingfishers started the game strongly, keeping Logan camped in their own half before Jayden Fairhead crossed out wide on the back of an Aaron Davies pass.

Beaudesert increased their lead when a determined Joel Nilon scored but the Hawks began to throw the ball around and hit back with two tries.

A Brayden Armour try from a block play saw the Kingfishers take a lead into the break. Logan came out firing, scoring two early tries before Nilon crossed for a double off an inside pass.

The home side took the game 24-22 as the touch judge, who had taken over from the lead referee at half-time, called off the match about 10 minutes early. It is unclear why the game ended prematurely.

Kingfishers coach Mick Harkin said he had hoped for a grand final berth.

The top five teams will play off in finals over the next four weekends. They include Beaudesert, Mustangs, Easts Mount Gravatt, Souths Inala and Rochedale.