Round 3 Youth Match Reviews & Seniors Round 4 Review
THE BUS QUEENSLAND UNDER 12'S MATCH REVIEW | COACH JASON HOWLETT
Our Under 12’s made the trip to Aspley to take on the Hornets. With a bit of a later start than usual, the team were wide awake and keen to get out on the field. Despite it being a bit warm, the pirates started strong with good run through the midfield and some solid work by the back line. A lot of work and run by the team wasn’t reflecting on the scoreboard with only a 2 point lead at the first quarter. Throughout the game the lead fluctuated between Pirates and the Hornets; however, by three quarter time pirates were in front by 2 points again. The final quarter saw the midfield firing and delivering the ball to the forwards. When the Hornets did take possession, they were quickly shut down with tackles and spoils by the backs. This saw momentum shift and the pirates step it up a notch with some quick goals and maintaining possession in the forward 50 until the full-time siren. It was a tough day at the office for the coaching staff and runner, but the collective efforts of the team secured a well-deserved win.
SCORE: Aspley Hornets 5.3-33 to Pirates 6.4-40
THE GARLO'S PIES UNDER 14'S MATCH REVIEW | COACH GORDO
Park ridge u14’s travelled to away to play Moreton Bay Lions. On a warm day, with no bench, the pirates came out strong, kicking the first goal of the game and controlling the game tempo. Pirates lost a key defender early in the second quarter, leaving us with 17 players. We continued to work hard, lowering our eyes and looking for players. When our legs got tired, we were able to slow the game down, and control the football, waiting for the opportunity to go forward and kick goals. Our defenders worked extremely hard to keep Moreton bay to 4 scoring shots. An overall fantastic team effort.
SCORE: Pirates 5.11-41 to Moreton Bay 2.2-14
THE BIG DOG PET FOODS UNDER 16'S MATCH REVIEW | COACH LEE BROMLEY
Friday night saw a pumped up group of young men really make a statement in a very hard and physical contest. From the get-go the boys out bodied the "Siders" and bullied their way around the field, but couldn’t capitalise in front of goal leaving the door open for Morningside to strike back. Our skipper Edward Schuller led from the front in the first, creating plenty of run off half back, Kaleb Nolan and Really Halasz were outstanding in the middle and Zac Bond and Jacob Flegg (Bomber) provided plenty up forward. The second quarter was a fairly even contest the boys were challenged and responded by shutting the door in the second half and kicking away, dominating all around the ground. A solid 4 quarter effort eventually winning by 53 points Congratulations to Bomber on his 50th game and Patrick Greene (Bull) winning the P.I.G mug donated by rob parsons which will be awarded each week to the player demonstrating Pride Integrity Guts thank you Rob. We now point our attention to Aspley and possibly Division 2.
SCORE: Pirates 13.9-87 to Morningside 5.4-34
THE HARVEST RISE UNDER 17 GIRLS MATCH REVIEW | COACH STEVE MAUIRI
As a club and as part of the coaching team for the 17's I am so proud of this team. Throughout a tough time on and off the field these girls were outstanding today. Down 30 to 6 at First Quarter these girls could have dropped their heads but did the opposite! They lifted and were the better side all day. 20 scoring shots to 10 shows how good we were. Some unlucky calls and a lack of converting our chances was the only thing that saved Coorparoo. We showed today that we are a Division 1 side. Awesome job today girls. Thanks to Matt, Dale and all the parents who helped out and supported the team today. It was a great game to watch.
SCORE: Pirates 50 to Coorparoo 45
THE PARK RIDGE TAVERN SENIORS MATCH REVIEW | COACH RYAN KIRK
This week the pirates traveled up the coast to take on Maroochydore. Despite the sun shining the game was played in wet weather conditions. The game was hard fought slog all game with heavy conditions making it tough to get out run and carry going but to Maroochydore’s credit the pushed us all game and won the midfield battle for 3 of the 4 quarters. The tide turned when Brandon 'Chezza' Cherry was swung from deep forward into the middle and was able to play the traditional centre role with great effect. Lynchy and Matthew 'Macca' Owen held the defence together all game and in what was a really positive sign, we were able to welcome back Lachlan Swain after a long injury layoff making a comeback where he reminded everyone just how good his left foot is with 2 crucial goals.
Next week we are back home taking on Collingwood Park. We hope to see a big crowd down cheering us on.
SCORE: Maroochydore 4.4-28 to Pirates 9.8-62