The Deardens have taken out the Taringa spring division 2 mixed grand final with a thrilling 3-1 win over Misfits on Tuesday night.
Boasting a handful of Rep Cup players, the long serving Deardens showed class in key moments and delivered.
Player of the match Christian Kereszteny injected himself into the game and came up with both his side’s try assists.
First was a picture-perfect 15-meter cut out ball to Eliza Mooney on the wing for a two-point score.
The Tigers’ rep duo combined for an outstanding 15 tries and 14 assists during the season.
For Misfits, they were perhaps the most balanced team in the division 2 bracket with the majority of players chipping in.
Henry Waller produced six tries and four assists to lead his team in both categories, while a number of Misfits tallied at least three tries or assists – Dan Lubrano, Jack Dawn, Dylan Thompson and Luke Sungkar.
With the game in the balance and a 2-0 scoreline well into the second half, it came down to the players aforementioned.
Misfits front-man Kane Davidson was the beneficiary of a well-timed ruck and split by Misfits pair Henry Waller and Luke Sungkar.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man; a Christian Kereszteny line break followed by a perfectly weighted grubber between three defenders helped Shane Kelly to pounce on the match-winner.
A tremendous match – a special mention to Misfits who appeared in their first grand final.
The Deardens (3) : Eliza Mooney, Shane Kelly
Misfits (1) : Kane Davidson
Player of the Match: Christian Kereszteny
Best and Fairest: Kane Davidson.
Kickaholics Anonymous have collected their fourth consecutive division 1 grand final champion with a strong win over Multiple Scoregasms.
The win marks their fifth division 1 grand final win and equals the success of past champions Yeah Yeah Nah.
Only Next-Gen Untouchables’ eight consecutive wins stands in their way of Taringa history.
They may have some work to do to catch Untouchables’ record of 16 grand final wins dating back to 2010.
It was a game dominated by the representative stars of Kickaholics, seven of eight points and all four try assists came from past and present Tigers or Sharks.
Player of the match Corey Pocock had a hand in four tries as he scored three of his own and set up the opening try for Mariah.
Precise and clinical inside the 10m, four of Kickaholics’ tries (5 points) came from traditional touch moves.
Try assists from Pocock and Mason Hasselmeyer came from a variation of a ruck and split inside the opposition’s 10m, while assists by Eliza Mooney and Justin Noonan came off pin-point short kicks in the same vicinity.
Long range tries to Trent Gossner and Pocock lit up the scoreboard and brought on an almighty cheer.
Perhaps most impressive was Kickaholics’ defensive effort – often strangling teams with quality 1-on-1 defence and a sweeping fullback.
This has been the case for a number of seasons and it showed on Tuesday night.
Multiple Scoregasms appeared in their first division 1 grand final after blitzing the fixture rounds, dropping just one game and boasting the second best attack and defence.
A combination of speed and skill saw a huge breakout for last season’s fourth placed team.
Tigers’ mens representatives Will and Tom Smith lead the way with a combined 14 tries and 8 assists during the fixtures.
In a match in where their side struggled to produce in attack, it was Tom Ward who skipped through the line to post Scoregasms first and only points.
The try was Ward’s second for the season, and didn’t his team love it.
Big things are coming for Multiple Scoregasms – patience and experience is the key.
Congratulations to Kickaholics on their 8-1 victory, making it four grand finals in a row.
Kickaholics (8) : Corey Pocock (3), Mariah Debel, Isaac Mobbs, Justin Noonan, Cameron Hayes, Trent Gossner
Multiple Scoregasms (1) : Tom Ward
Player of the Match : Corey Pocock
Best and Fairest : Tom Ward
A tremendous effort by our LIVIN top try scorers during spring season at Taringa
Nathan Cox (12) makes it two in a row, while Eliza Mooney (7) extends her streak to eight straight seasons at the top of the mixed ladies try leaderboard.
A special mention goes to our Lumber Punks try assist champion Christian Kereszteny who lead the competition with 10 assists.
It’s not over for 2021 just yet!
We will be hosting a Charity + Cash Day tournament at Graceville on Saturday, December 4th.
A guaranteed $3000 prize pool for mens and mixed competitive teams, while we’ll have a bucket load of sponsors prizes to give away to social sides.
Best of all, using the profits of the event, we’ll make a donation to LIVIN.
Round up your mates and sign up today! Event details + Sign up
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