The seventh round of the QWAFL season featured two wins by teams trailing at three-quarter time while a predicted belting also eventuated.
Coorparoo took full advantage of its weaker Griffith Mooroka opposition, winning by a resounding 196 points. With their lowest score in the four quarters being 46 points, the Navy Roos piled on the goals in a percentage-boosting win that lifts them to first on top of Zillmere only on percentage.
With 12 individual goalkickers, Emma Zielke topped the list with seven goals while Megan Hunt was close behind with five. Maddie Protheroe and Dania Herman each kicked four and Sheena Sidin’s three was the icing on the cake of a great game for both her and the team.
It could be argued that accurate kicking was all that separated Yeronga South Brisbane and Zillmere as the Devils forced the Eagles to taste defeat for the first time this season, wining by nine points. Although Yeronga held an 18-point lead at quarter time, Zillmere kept the Devils to only two points in the second and third quarter, kicking three goals and going ahead by one point at the final change. Despite regaining the lead, a cracking final quarter from the Devils that saw them kick four straight goals lifted them to the big win.
Hayley Newberry’s three goals played a big part in Yeronga’s win while Jade Ransfield bagged two goals to go with her terrific efforts around the ground. Heidi Thompson and Kate Lutkins also impressed. Three goals to Cassi bell wasn’t enough to get the Eagles over the line, nor was Emma Pericic’s fantastic game.
University of Queensland has thrown its hat back in the ring after a well-deserved 11-point win from a Wilston Grange after the Gorillas attempted and almost succeeded to make a comeback. Leading by 11 points at half time against an inaccurate and goalless Wilston Grange, the Red Lions were caught in the third quarter as the 11-point buffer turned into a three-point deficit at the final change. However, two goals to none in the final quarter placed control back in the hands of the Red Lions, eventually holding off their opponents for the win.
Anna O’Keeffe was the only multiple goalkicker, kicking two for the victors Eimear Nolan and Madeleine Glasby were beyond impressive while Sharni Webb claimed a goal on top of a terrific performance. Gemma Dunn performed galantly for the Gorillas despite the loss.
Coolangatta Tweed watched from the sidelines with the bye and will take on Wilston Grange in the eighth round of the competition.
Griffith Moorooka (1.0.6) defeated by Coorparoo (30.22.202)
Yeronga South Brisbane (7.3.45) defeated Zillmere (5.6.36)
Wilston Grange (2.9.21) defeated by University of Queensland (4.8.32)
Bye: Coolangatta Tweed