The Park Ridge Pirates secured a 13-17-95 to 9-15-69 home victory over Wynnum on Saturday in front of a good crowd for the club’s annual ladies day function.
The Pirates’ depth was tested yet again having players such as Bullock, Vasterink and Ling, all major ball winners, out of action.
Best players for Park Ridge were Josh Mitchell, Alex McDonald, Jordy Granger, and Adam Stevenson.
The Pirates reserves continued on there merry way accounting for Wynnum Vikings in a great display of football from the ladder leaders.
Trailing at quarter time 15-13 the Pirates only conceded another four points, running away 94 point winners.
With only two games remaining in the regular season the reserves are set to be the first players to don the pirates jersey in a final, creating there own piece of club history.
Best on the day for Park Ridge were H.Morgan, S.Lowe , R.Harvey , A.Green, and R.Skinner.
In what was a great day for football, the under 15s Pirates ran away 95 point winners.
The coaching staff could tell before the bounce that the boys had come to play and their performance showed they are able to change up the style of play on the fly. Tane Reiner had is best game all season, Paddy Morgan was solid, while Nathan Colenso and Riley Greene kicked 10 between them.
The under 14s Pirates played at home against Ipswich Cats. The pressure was on from the first bounce and the pirates were the first to score. The Pirates kept the pressure right up to the Cats to half time.
With Ben Waldock leading from the front with great support from Sterling Mitchell and Sam English. With a few injuries coming into the game the Pirates fell away in the last half going down to the Cats 9-4-58 def Pirates 6-8-44
The Pirates have a big game this coming weekend against Ferny Grove/Wilston Grange at Ferny Grove on Sunday at 9am come along and support the The Mighty Pirates.
Park Ridge Pirates vs West Juniors Bulldogs
Under 12s Pirates ventured into the city with a tough fixture against the 2nd placed West Juniors with a 12.30 pm start. It was very warm today, as I'm sure all of the players would tell you. The game was an arm wrestle to begin with. We dominated the ruck all game, however were struggling to get the clearances out the middle, and with a strong backline to penetrate. With the second quarter starting with our 2 goals to there 10 straight points, it shows how important converting on the score board is. The game was neck and neck in the fourth, with an anxious coaches box, the messages were flying left right and centre. We managed to get our nose in front but had to defend a 4 point lead for 6 extremely long minutes. With some frustration poking through towards the end saw us give away a few silly free kicks and a 50m penalty. However, our mighty Pirates managed to finish the game in front, with a little help from the opposition kicking themselves out of the game. It was such a pleasure to watch this game and it's amazing to see the improvement in this fine outfit, who are now knocking on the door to finals.We have four girls in our side whose improvement during the season is nothing short of incredible. Well done to all involved in this stellar performance. The hard work is really starting to pay off.
Final score Pirates 5 goals 3points 33 to West 3 goals 12 points 30.
Pirates came up against Jindalee Yellow and for the first half of the game was neck and neck. With Caleb Lennen strong in the center backed up by Joshua Chalmers as the stopper in the backline Pirates looked good at halftime. Second half was tough for the Pirates with 2 outstanding players for the opposition making a big impact on the game. Final scores Pirates 4-5-29 to 12-4-76.
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