Huge win over the Wilston Grange
Maroochydore 2.3, 5.6, 9.13, 11.17 (83)
Wilston Grange 1.5, 4.7, 7.9, 9.16 (70)
Best Players: Kane Tyson, Jarryd Hill, Michael D'Arcy, Jed Turner, Camerson Stevenson and Jarrod Gale.
Maroochydore produced the surprise result of the round, upsetting Wilston Grange on Saturday.
The Roos have been hard to read all year, but fielding one of their strongest sides this season, showed the talent they have in their list.
Wilston Grange were missing a number of players, including star midfielder Steve Brittain, but were simply outplayed by the Roos throughout the afternoon.
The loss could be a costly one for Wilston Grange, who are now back on an even keel with Surfers Paradise, with an 8-3 record, and only .19 percentage points separating the two now.
Maroochydore teen, Cameron Stevenson, was solid in his return from state U18 duties, while Jarrod Gale and halfback Kane Tyson were among the side’s best.
“Good result for the effort they put in.”
“We saw it as an all or nothing type game. I feel we have a slender chance of playing finals but we certainly went into the game with that in our mind.”.
“It was a really even contribution. Most of the guys would have won their position on the day.”
“It’s a big challenge now to back it up against Sandgate, who have been really good this year, so it’s going to be another difficult assignment.”
The seniors are sitting in eighth position on the Allied Pickford's Cup Ladder
The Development Squad boys had a convincing win over Wilston Grange as well with Hayden Smoothy kicked five goals and Steve Morris kicked four.
Best players went to Daniel Hill, Tyson Williams, Dean Leary, Jesse Goldfinch, Hayden Smoothy and Harry Kempf.
The Development Squad boys are sitting comfortably in fourth position.
The Under 18s had a tough loss with JAck Clouston and Blake Kennedy playing solidly- the 18s are sitting comfortably in third position