The fields at Carseldine lit up with Kick It Touch Footy for the first time since late 2018 and the start of the Queensland Government’s Urban Village project.
Our Monday night competition showcased some outstanding talent while epitomising the fun and social atmosphere at our venues
In the mixed competition, The Boodz took out a hotly competitive final defeating Troopers 7-6.
Despite notching up the first points to Denzel English, it was Troopers who raced to an early 3-1 lead.
Migally Shaw crossed off a crisp cut-out ball from Ryan Harris, while Chloe Storm extended her side’s lead just minutes later.
With the momentum firmly with Troopers, it took multiple repeat sets and a slicing run from Kieran English to stop the rot.
Mya Brown crossed for a two pointer on the stroke of halftime to see The Boodz take a 4-3 lead at the break.
As both teams returned to the field, there was a sense the match would go down to the wire.
We weren’t short changed in attack as the defensive lines of both sides began to crack.
Jason West got his side on the board first to level the scores at 4-4.
The Boodz hit back in a strong four-minute burst that featured tries to Rhikki Nanu and a second to Kieran English.
The reply was swift as Rep star Corey Pocock latching onto a long-range grubber to score.
Boodz captain and North Brisbane Sharks Representative Shaun Rees jumped over for his first in the dying stages.
Troopers general Clint Wicks notched up a late consolation try to bridge the gap, but it wasn’t enough.
Well done to The Boodz winning 7-6 in the Carseldine mixed grand final.
The Boodz: Kieran English (2), Denzil English, Mya Brown, Rhikki Nanu, Shaun Rees
Troopers: Migally Shaw, Chloe Storm, Jason West, Corey Pocock, Clint Wicks
Player of the Match: Kieran English
A battle of the two heavy weights, top of the table SFX took on Deep Water Bender Boys in a competitive mens final on Monday.
The Carseldine foes re-ignited their rivalry with SFX claiming victory in the two previous fixtures between the two teams.
Player of the Match Michael Molo got his side’s first points as he glided through some broken defence.
A staple of both offences was on show as both teams traded a series of ruck and splits when attacking their opponent’s goal line.
Deep Water Bender Boys found some space as Issac Luke dived over untouched to make it 2-0.
SFX were their own worst enemy with a host of missed attacking chances and unforced errors.
Despite playing with just seven players and no subs, the Bender Boys soaked up the momentum and field possession. It eventually came to an end.
SFX Youngster James got his side on the board as he chased a sharp kick.
The hit back was swift with Deep Water captain Clinton Kerei notching up his side’s third try leading into half time.
The second half started the same as the first with Michael Molo crossing for his second try to extend the lead to 4-1.
Some exciting end to end footy saw both teams with try scoring chances as time ticked away.
A much improved and simplified attack from SFX proved fruitful with Michael diving over for his first try of the match.
Deep Water Bender Boys responded in kind with a try of their own to ice the popular win.
Well done to Deep Water Bender Boys on taking out the Carseldine mens competition 5-2 over SFX.
Deep Water Bender Boys: Michael Molo (2), Issac Luke, Clinton Kerei, T
SFX: James, Michael.
Play of the Match: Michael Molo
A special thanks to our Carseldine sponsors and partners. A big thank you to the players and teams who took part.
We kick-off Spring season on October 12th. This will be the final season before Christmas.
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