Jimboomba Redbacks youth make mothers proud

ALL Jimboomba Redbacks junior players won games over the weekend to the delight of parents celebrating Mother's Day.

ACTION: Under 16 Jimboomba Redbacks player Alex Bazzano against the Morningside Red Panthers. Photo: Aurora Hodges

ACTION: Under 16 Jimboomba Redbacks player Alex Bazzano against the Morningside Red Panthers. Photo: Aurora Hodges

The under 16 Redbacks took on Morningside Red Panthers on Friday night.

Jimboomba Redbacks spokesperson Aurora Hodges said the side had a real crack at the opposition despite being short a few players.

Improved ball movement and communication skills helped put Jimboomba in control of the first half of the game.

The Redbacks went into the second half leading 24-4 and both sides were fairly even in the third quarter.

Morningside fired back in the final moments of the game to almost bring the game back into contention.

The Redbacks held on with a narrow 42 to 36 victory.

Sam Windsor was named player of the match.

Under 13

The under 13 Jimboomba Redbacks struggled in the first quarter of their gae against Moreton Bayon Sunday.

After an underwhelming start to the game where Jimboomba only kicked one behind in the first quarter, the side started to improve.

Three goals werekicked in the second quarter and the Lions were left scoreless.

Most goals were scored in the third quarter from both sides.

The Redbacks took control of the game in the final quarter due to good teamwork and tackling and won 64 to 39.

Caroline Knight was named player of the match.

Under 15

The under 15 Jimboomba Redbacks defeated Moreton Bay by a whopping 67 points on Mother's Day.

The girls were in good form with a dominant midfield game.

Goal kickers included Alice, Phoebe, Avalon, Ashleigh, Mariska and Tekitah.

Jimboomba won 68-1.

Under 14

The under 14 Jimboomba Redbacks performed well against Kenmore Gold at Akuna Oval.

Team manager Shelli Dickerson said the Redbacks displayed an impressive show of guts and effort in the first half of the game.

An outstanding defensive game also sealed the win for Jimboomba with a final score 52-20.

Under 17

The under 17 Jimboomba Redbacks presented their mothers with flowers before heading onto the field against Coorparoo on Sunday.

Jimboomba kept up the pressure on the front line while keeping up a strong defensive wall.

While the game was more competitive than the scoreboard showed, the Redbacks won 84 to 7.

Lily Pearce was named player of the match for her dominance in the ruck.

Ellie and Aliesha also played hard and landed big tackles to dominate the day.

Seniors

The senior Jimboomba Redbacks defeated the Western Magpies 61-33 at McCarthy Homes Oval in Toowong on Friday night.

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