The Boods have gone back to back in the Carseldine Monday mixed competition after defeating Troopers 10-6 in the final.
A flurry of points in the final three minutes iced the tough victory after trailing by two points at the halftime break.
Last year’s finalists Troopers dealt the first blow with a long-range try up the sideline by Chloe Storm from a Marcus English short ball.
The Boods captain and mixed try leader (21) Shaun Rees replied swiftly with a grubber outside 10 to score.
A glut of possession took its toll on the Troopers’ middle defence following numerous repeat sets.
Boods’ Shane Pumipi strolled through a yawning gap to draw the scores level.
With the ball in hands, Troopers began to turn the screws.
A pin-point cross kick by captain Clint Wicks to Chloe Storm gave their side a surprising 4-2 lead at halftime.
The hit back was swift with Queensland Representative Shaun Rees crossing for his second to start the second half.
Long serving Troopers’ figure Cameron Webb pushed the lead back out to two to swing the momentum back.
Experienced former Rep star Caleb Holland stepped up shortly after sending Abby White over in the corner to level up the scores.
The ebb and flow nature of the match continued as Shane Pimipi crossed for his second and give his side their first lead of the match.
Troopers’ Harley Mason notched up his first time shortly after to leave the game poised at 6-6 with eight minutes remaining.
With three minutes to go, a simple goal line split and outs play gave The Boods numbers on the edge with Cole Leniu sending over Tenaya Yorston.
Yorston would star once again, on the end of a length of the field effort in the closing moments of the game.
Well done to The Boods on their 10-6 win over Troopers
The Boods: Shaun Rees (2), Shane Pumipi (2), Tenaya Yorston (2), Abby White
Troopers: Chloe Storm (2), Cameron Webb, Harley Mason
Player of the Match: Tenaya Yorston
Best & Fairest: Chloe Storm
A special thanks to our Carseldine Monday grand final sponsors 3 Black Bears Pizza and Newstead Remedial Massage
It was a night of firsts for finalists Lets Get A Tag and Rusty as the two went to battle in the Carseldine Monday mens grand final in their maiden season of Kick It!
Heading into the match as heavy favourites after running dropping just one game during fixtures, Rusty took the field with a number of key personnel.
Michael Spargo’s strong support play and speed helped him cross for his side’s first try
Mens try assist champion Tim Marlow (7) featured prominently scoring his side’s second try on the edge.
Peta Behne and Brett McAleese’s combo through the middle was a bright spot as the pair combined for two tries and one assist.
Throughout the fixture rounds, Rusty’s defence has been stout. The most points conceded was to Flickers in round two.
That was all about to change as a confident and much-improved Lets Get A Tag side took the field.
LIVIN mens try champion Nathan Laing (12) proved a handful once again as he scored two tries and set up two.
Experienced Matt Hockey continued his strong early-season form as he crossed for two tries of his own.
Agile Corey Exon crossed for just his second try of the season, however this one was the most important.
Captain Mitch Singleton was busy through the middle as he provided to be a vital link to his teammates on the edge. After a pair of disallowed tries, he crossed for one of his own in a willing performance.
Handy middles Jonah Alexander and Rhys Cunningham accumulated a combined two tries and two assists to break open the game early in the second half.
Well done to Lets Get A Tag on taking out the Carseldine Monday mens grand final 8-4.
Lets Get A Tag: Nathan Laing (2), Matt Hockey (2), Corey Exon, Rhys Cunningham, Jonah Alexander, Mitch Singleton, Matthew
Rusty: Michael Spargo, Tim Marlow, Peta Behne, Brett McAleese
Player of the Match: Nathan Laing
Best and Fairness: Michael Spargo
Thank you to our Carseldine Monday grand final sponsors Newstead Remedial Massage and Grill’d Chermside.
A special mention to our Individual leaderboard partners LIVIN and Lumber Punks.
All Team photos
Next Carseldine Monday season will kick-off on July 12th. Mens and mixed team spots are available