DRAW IN THE GOLD CITY HIGHLIGHTS ROUND 14
REVIEW OF ROUND 14 CALOUNDRA RSL CUP ACTION
There was nothing separating Gympie and Maroochydore when fulltime was called on their high quality encounter on Saturday night. Reports emanating out of the Gold Town from some learned observers offer that the four tries apiece battle was worthy of September football, which augers well for local league fans in the weeks to come. A conversion attempt in the latter stages following an equalising try to the visitors was waved away, leaving the score at 22-22 when the siren sounded.
Nambour travelled to Caboolture on Saturday night and returned home with less than fond memories of their trip. The Snakes were forced to work hard in the first half, taking their opportunities to lead 18-0 at the break. The Crushers continued to contribute to their long night in the second period, poor ball control and an inability to contain the second phase play of the well drilled Snakes leaving them all at sea as the hosts ran out 48-8 victors.
At Bribie on Sunday the visiting Pirates did not have as easy an afternoon as the scoreline might suggest. As they are most weeks the Warrigals were willing from the outset. Behind 22-0 at half-time the hosts would have felt like they weren’t too far out of the contest. The second half continued along similar lines as the first, Bribie making some good inroads but unable to find the stripe, with Noosa finding space on the edges that led to 4-pointers on more than a couple of occasions. The final score of 48-0 didn’t reflect the determined performance from the Bribie boys, as Noosa headed home with a valuable 2 competition points.