Beer Pressure, Mother Ruckers become Carseldine champions!
Mother Ruckers have emphatically defeated reigning mixed champions Nek Set 10-4 in the division 1 final.
A five-try effort from LIVIN top try scorer Nick Gilliland helped Mother Ruckers to their fifth mixed title in eight seasons.
In wet conditions, Nick Gilliland would put his side on the board first with a short kick to score. The reply was swift from Range Brewing try assist champion Shaun Rees, who scored on the ensuring set.
The teams wrestled possession and points with North Brisbane Rep stars Stephen Gill and Josh Pilks crossing for their respective teams as the rain eased.
Five unanswered tries to Nick (3), Stephen and Matt Grieves blew the lead out to 7-2 before a characteristic line break by Shaun Rees who combined with New South Wales representative Chloe Storm closed the gap to 3 points moments before halftime.
Field possession was key to start the second half with Nek Set repelling a hot Mother Ruckers side in the opening exchanges. A string of crucial turnovers stalled any momentum from the reigning champions and the Mother Ruckers made them pay with quick tries to Will Weir and Nick Gilliland.
A late try in the left-hand corner to Keegan Peele iced the game with minutes remaining.
Congratulations to Mother Ruckers on winning the Mixed Division 1 title.
Mother Ruckers: Nick Gilliland (5), Stephen Gill (2), Matt Grieves, Will Weir, Keegan Peele.
Nek Set: Shaun Rees, Josh Pilks, Chloe Storm.
Player of the Match: Stephen Gill.
Best and fairest: Shaun Rees.
Beer Pressure has secured their maiden mens grand final victory after defeating long-time rivals P-Dub 4-3 in extra time on Wednesday night.
Player of the match Stu Lester sealed the win with a crafty kick and score in the 7th minute of golden point.
In wet conditions, Lachlan O’Keefe sent the game to over time with 5 minutes remaining after scooping up a Will O’Keefe kick that left multiple P-Dub defenders grasping at thin air.
P-Dub headed into the break with a 3-2 lead after Jack Woodbridge scooted 50m to score to end the first half.
The teams traded blows with Stu Lester levelling up the scores after splitting the middle of P-Dub’s defence.
Jack Woodbridge gave his side their first lead of the match after clutching onto a short grubber from broken play.
Beer Pressure’s Zac Stanton opened the scoring after latching onto a short grubber before Sam Collins collected a lovely inside ball from P-Dub captain Joe Warren to score.
Congratulations to Beer Pressure on defeating P-Dub 4-3.
Beer Pressure: Stu Lester (2), Lachlan O’Keefe, Zac Stanton.
P-Dub: Jack Woodbridge (2), Sam Collins
Player of the match: Stu Lester.
Best and fairest: Jack Woodbridge.
Balls Deep claimed the mixed division 2 title after defeating Scrambled Legs 4-2 in the extra time.
A try to Luna Pranjivan in the opening possession of golden point set up an unlikely victory.
The undefeated Scrambled Legs came into the match as hot favourites after disposing of Balls Deep in the first week of trials and during the fixture rounds.
Player of the match Jackson Kaiser put his side on the board first with a grubber and score from five metres out.
Scrambled Legs top try scorer Sam Pang replied with a long-range try of his own to level the scores at halftime.
A second half stalemate saw some end-to-end footy featuring a heavy dose of rucking and kicking.
Matt crossed first for Balls Deep before Sam Pang crossed for his second once again tie the scores up and send the match to golden point.
Balls Deep only needed one possession to grab the lead in extra time with Scrambled Legs unable to score on the ensuring set.
Balls Deep: Jackson Kaiser, Matt, Luna Pranjivan.
Scrambled Legs: Sam Pang (2).
Player of the match: Jackson Kaiser.
Best and fairest: Sam Pang.
Well done to our LIVIN top try scorers!
Mens | Isaiah Longi (12)
Mixed Guys | Nick Gilliland (22)
Mixed Girls | Jess Sleep (14)
Well done to our Range Brewing try assist champions!
Mens | Rob Tanielu (8)
Mixed | Shaun Rees (8)
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