Park Ridge Pirates achieve early glory in AFL season

GOOD EFFORT: Under 16 Park Ridge player Matthew Lang took a kick against Wilston Grange over the weekend. Photo: Park Ridge Pirates
GOOD EFFORT: Under 16 Park Ridge player Matthew Lang took a kick against Wilston Grange over the weekend. Photo: Park Ridge Pirates

THE senior Park Ridge Pirates have made an impressive start to the AFL season with an overwhelming 77 point victory over Zillmere.

The well structured and drilled Zillmere team proved to be strong opposition despite the lopsided scoreboard.

 Chris Kassaulke led the Pirates strategy from the ruck giving the midfielders the edge throughout the match.

Ty Cestor secured five back to back goal games and Josh Martin had his best game for the club standing strong in defense. 

The Pirates will take on Jimboomba in their first away game this weekend.

Under 17 girls

THE under 17 Pirates improved their round one performance in their clash against Jimboomba over the weekend.

It was a close game until the final quarter where Jimboomba's experience pushed them over the line.

Liv Harmer, Larnie Mckell and Naomi Ginn were Park Ridge's top players while Lainey Catton celebrated her 50th game.

The Jimboomba Redbacks defeated the Park Ridge Pirates 49-25. 

Under 16

THE Pirates led the way against Wilston Grange from start to finish.

Lachlan Forbes restricted the full forward to zero goals with remarkable success.

Kaleb Nolan was dominant on the field while Bert Jarrett showed plenty of drive from the half back position.

The boys wore black armbands to respect Bondy's grandmother who recently died.

Wilston Grange was defeated 17-72.

Under 14

THERE was only five points separating the Pirates from their Victoria Point opposition on Sunday.

Park Ridge took an early lead in the game and was on top at every quarter.

This did not stop Victoria point from playing hard right through to the final moments of the clash.

The Pirates worked as a team to control the last few minutes of the game to win 44-39.

Debut player Ash kicked two goals on debut while Seth played his 100th game for the team.

Under 12

THE Redcliffe Tigers were tough opponents in a tight game against the under 12 Park Ridge Pirates.

Possession changed hands constantly throughout the game with strong defenses restricting scoring opportunities.

The Pirates showed grit in in the dying minutes of the game to lock the ball in their forward 50 metres, with a few unlucky shots at the goal.

Redcliffe got the upper hand with a final score 30-26.

Will, Pitty and Jake scored goals for the Pirates while Jack, Keiani and Luke were congratulated for putting in the best effort.