Carseldine Spring: One Kick Wonders, Test-Eagles Win!

One Kick Wonders

One Kick Wonders have claimed their first Carseldine division one championship with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Slappers last Wednesday.

The victory made Kick It history becoming the first time a unique division one champion was crowned in five consecutive seasons.

Their opponent, Slappers last tasted success to end 2020 when they defeated Ballerz to cap a fantastic campaign.

A hungry One Kick Wonders side fired early through Sharks’ representative Corey Pocock and his brother Connor.

The pair laid on the first three tries of the match to blow the first half scoreline out.

A perfectly worked split with Jayden Turnbull gifted Corey his first, while a solo effort in broken play gifted his second.

Not to be outdone, player of the match Connor Pocock latched onto an intercept to race 50m to score.

After latching onto two intercept tries in the semi final against Larrikins, in made sense Connor would carry over his form.

The 3-0 scoreline gave One Kicks some welcome breathing room against a skilful Slappers side boasting a handful of playmakers.

The long-serving Slappers connection in Matthew Allen and Jason West proved fruitful following a flawless wrap inside the 10m to get their side on the board.

Slappers

In true team fashion, Slappers threw the ball around to create plenty of opportunities however we unable to break the One Kick Wonders’ defensive wall.

The experienced Rachel Toohey sealed her sides’ victory with a try late to push the score out to 5-1.

One Kick Wonders now boast a division one and division two mixed title following their impressive win.

Tries:
OKW 5 : Corey Pocock (2), Conner Pocock, Rachel Toohey
Slappers 1 : Jason West
Player of the Match: Conner Pocock


The Mighty-Test Eagles

In just their second season of Kick It, The Mighty Test-Eagles have won the Carseldine Wednesday mens competition against rivals Joeys

Crushing the hopes of their opponent’s first ever three-peat, Test-Eagles fired early and often to hold off the eight-time champs.

After defeating prolific finals side LGMs in the week preceding, which included a 4-0 romp in the first half, their fast start was only hindered by an early Joeys’ onslaught

Key field position and a repeat set gifted an opportunity for Sharks’ representatives Jayden Turnbull and Tristan Bell-Blissner to score the first try of the match with a split on the goal line.

Test-Eagles’ Fraser Petracci capitalised on an opportunistic half break before kicking ahead from outside 10m to score his side’s first points.

As the game began to open up, the speed of Joeys’ Corey Pocock came to the fore.

The mens leading try scorer produced a short grubber from outside 10m following a line break to give Joeys a 2-1 lead.

The joy was short lived as Dan Roggero crossed for his first off an Elliot Petracci cut-out ball.

Jayden Turnbull pounced on a deflected kick millimetres from the dead ball to send the teams into the break level pegging.

Joeys

It didn’t take long for Test-Eagles to post the first points of the first half capitalising on the back of two uncharacteristic Joeys’ errors to gift quality field possession.

Try hero, Dan Roggero brought up his second try as he sliced through a staggered defensive line.

Player of the match, Elliot Petracci had his prints on his side’s next points as Nick di Michele sliced through some staggered defence to push the scores to 4-2.

The quickest player in the competition, Corey Pocock, quickly capitalised to tally his second try of the match and bring the scores to 4-3

The momentum snapped back to the challengers as Henry Waller scooped back a grubber kick destined for the dead ball line, only for Fraser Petracci to secure his third try of the match.

The two-point lead was the biggest of the match and drew similarities to the previous week against LGMs.

After a sluggish start, LGMs wrestled back momentum to score three unanswered tries, only to go down by one point.

The same was the case with Joeys, as they gained momentum through a number of repeat back-to-back sets.

Corey Pocock slid over for Joeys’ fourth try from a Mason Hasselmeyer spilt on the goal line.

With time working against them and a bag of simple errors invited Test-Eagles back into the game.

A classy ball from Adriano Galie for di Michele to score slammed the door shut on a remarkable comeback.

As time expired a dejected Joeys outfit, congratulated their opponent on their maiden grand final win.

Tries:
Mighty Test-Eagles 7: Fraser Petracci (3), Dan Roggero (2), Nick di Michele (2)
Joeys 5 : Corey Pocock (3), Tristan Bell-Blissner, Jayden Turnbull
Player of the Match: Elliot Petracci


A special thanks to our Try Assist partners Lumber Punks (West End).

Jake Coolwell (12) and Elliot Petracci (12) lead the mixed and mens competitions in try assists respectively.

Elliot is the first player in mens to go back-to-back in assists, while Jake has won the award a record four times.

Carseldine Spring Lumber Punks Try Assist champions

Well done to our LIVIN top try scorers!

Eliza (7) and Chloe (7) were the best of the girls, while Elliot Petracci (10) cleaned up in the mixed competition.

For mens, Corey Pocock (12) and Jesse Ripley (12) (not pictured) took out the mens try award.

Carseldine Spring LIVIN top try scorers Carseldine Spring LIVIN top try scorers

A big thank you to all the players and teams who made this a special season.

With Carseldine to undergo field maintenance from November 1st, we will break until mid-January 2022.

That’s not it for 2022! Our Charity + Cash Day event will take place on Saturday, December 4th at Graceville.

A guaranteed $1500 prize for competitive mens and mixed winners is up for grabs, plus over $1000 in sponsored prizes for social teams.

Best of all, we’ll made a huge donation to LIVIN using event profits.

Get involved and sign up today!

Carseldine Spring team photos

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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