Jimboomba Redbacks bound for top spots with weekend wins

Under 16 player Keoni Dawes achieved season high disposal numbers playing across the wing and half-forward.
Under 16 player Keoni Dawes achieved season high disposal numbers playing across the wing and half-forward.

IT was a weekend of milestones for the Jimboomba Redbacks, who won all but one of their games on Saturday and Sunday.

The Under 16s are one step closer to cementing their place in the finals after a 48 point win against Coorparoo.

Meanwhile, the Under 17s continued their winning streak, defeating Wilston Grange to take their 11th consecutive match.

Three Redbacks teams are now topping the ladder.

The weekend also saw the Under 13s farewelling teammate Ayva Stamatopoulous after her 50th match.

Under 8

The Under 8 red team played Springwood's gold team in Jimboomba.

Coach Neale Gunn said he was proud of the way each player had given their all.

"As a team these boys have created a great little squad that continues to prove themselves to have great sportsmanship and skills," he said.

Cohen was named player of the match.

Meanwhile, the Under 8 black team also played Springwood, with Ashton coming away player of the match.

Under 12

The top-ranked Under 12 Redbacks team took out a comfortable win against Everton in Sunday's away game.

Coach Michael Young said the team had put its efforts into two-way running and making sure players were not getting trapped in the opposition forward half.

"After a tight start the boys gained control on the contest late in the first half," he said.

"After that we opened the game up and controlled it in our forward half for most of the day working hard on our team defence mentality, which has made us the hardest team in the competition to score against and running out comfortable winners."

Player of the match was Cooper Motum.

Under 13

The Under 13 girls - currently second on the ladder - dominated the field against fourth-rung team Aspley, comfortably winning 75 to 18.

Coach Matt Lyons said the team had been under a lot of pressure early in the match but had soon found their rhythm.

It marked the 50th and final match for teammate Ayva Stamatopoulous who was cheered off the field at the end of the game.

Ila Streeter took away player of the match.

Under 14

The Under 14 Jimboomba Redbacks conceded a hard-fought match to the Ferny Grove Falcons on Sunday.

The game, played at Ferny Grove, saw scores remain tight throughout the game, with the home team edging out in front to win 19 to 16.

The Redbacksfought valiantly and put up a tight defence, with Hamish, Seth, Callum and Owen named players of the match.

Under 15

Two Under 15 players celebrated milestones during Sunday's match at Springfield, with Breezy and Magpie marking 50 and 100 games respectively.

Coach Brenton Meddings said staff were proud of how the girls had competed on the day.

"Matching the physicality of all other teams across the competition has been something we have been working towards," he said.

"Today it was very pleasing to see we could match that with the best in our league. It was a great win by the team."

It was a game of highs and lows for the team, with Dakota Ivanisevic breaking her tailbone.

Mr Meddings said she was in good spirits and hoped to return as soon as she could.

Under 16

The Jimboomba Redbacks Under 16s took an important step towards cementing a finals berth with a 48 point win against Coorparoo on Sunday.

In a polished performance, the Redbacks won across every line from the very first bounce to overpower the Kangaroos.

It came after the Redbacks' loss to Coorparoo in May, which manager Bernard Gaynor said was their worst game of the season.

Alex Bazzano and Matt Gillham kicked early to give the Redbacks a strong lead. From there the pressure was never relaxed with 14 tackles laid in the first quarter, five of which resulted in free kicks.

By the main break Jimboomba's lead had stretched out to 36 points after the Redbacks kicked six of the first seven goals of the game.

Jimboomba also won the third quarter to put the match beyond doubt and entered the last term with an unassailable 56 point lead.

Cooper Aves received the Player of the Day medal.

The Jimboomba Redbacks Under 16s now have a two week break before they take on ladder leaders, Zillmere.

Under 17

The 17s consolidated their top spot by beating Wilston Grange by 29 points in their 11th straight win.

Assistant Coach David Balmforth said the match was a hard-fought win and the girls put on a superb display of what teamwork and playing for each other should look like.

"As coaches this is what we strive to achieve and it's great to see it looking so good," he said.

"The run from behind, the clearance handballs, the hitting targets and superb ground ball gathers was first class."

The player of the day was Steff Pottinger.