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A crowd of just over 2400 saw Valleys Juniors and Bears take out the first two premierships of the season.
In Northside 2 Ferny Grove led Valleys Juniors 8-0 at half time and the score stayed at this till about seven minutes from the end. Valleys scored two tries in the last seven minutes to win the match, and the premiership, 10-8.
Bears were crowned undefeated premiers in Southside 3 after beating Rochedale 38-18 in the Grand Final. Bears led 16-10 at half time and although Rochedale never gave up, Bears were too strong in the second half, winning 38-18.
In the Southside 2 semi-finals, Beenleigh Juniors beat Redlands 32-25 in the knockout after being behind 10-17 at half time. St Josephs upset the minor premiers to beat Rochedale 26-4 in the major semi, after leading 10-0 at half time. Next Saturday Rochedale will play Beenleigh Juniors in the Preliminary Final at Davies Park at 1.15 PM, while St Josephs go straight through to the Grand Final the following week.
Beenleigh Juniors beat Browns Plains 42-30 after extra time in the knockout semi in Southside 4, after they led 20-16 at half time and the scores were level at 26-all at full time. Slacks Creek beat Logan Wanderers 36-28 in the major semi, after being behind 16-22 at half time. Next Saturday Logan Wanderers will play Beenleigh Juniors in the Preliminary Final at Davies Park at 11.30 AM, with Slacks Creek going through to the Grand Final the following week.
Redlands was too strong for Logan Brothers in the Albert Bishop Shield knockout semi, winning 30-8 after leading 16-4 at half time. In the major semi, Easts beat Valleys Juniors 34-28 after leading 16-12 at half time. In the Preliminary Final at Davies Park next Saturday at 3.00 PM, Valleys Juniors will play Redlands, with Easts going through to the Grand Final the following Saturday.
Dayboro continue in the competition lead in Northside 1 on 38 points, after beating Normanby-UQ 42-14. Banyo and Deception Bay share second place, on 29 points, after Banyo had the bye and Mitchelton beat Deception Bay 28-20. The win leaves Mitchelton in fourth place, on 27 points. With one round of fixtures to play, Norths Juniors are in fifth place on 26 after beating Samford 40-20 and Aspley is on 24 after losing 42-46 to Northside Natives. In the other match, Pine Rivers beat Arana Hills 50-6.
Carina is in the lead in Southside 1, on 33 points, after beating St Brendans 54-12. Redlands is in second place on 29 points after receiving the bye. Wynnum Juniors beat Mt Gravatt 44-24 to be in third place, on 28 points, while Greenbank is on 27 points, after beating Sunnybank 36-16.
Pine Rivers and Mustangs share the lead in the Arthur Sparks Shield, on 29 points, after Pine Rivers received a forfeit from Slacks Creek and St Brendans beat Mustangs 34-10. Wynnum Juniors beat Arana Hills 38-22 to be in third place, on 26 points, while St Brendans are on 25 points. Sunnybank are one point further back, on 24 points, after beating Centenary 30-20.