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There is no off-season at Dolphins Online. Take a trip down memory lane with the season that promised so much but left all Dolphins fans thinking of what might have been.
For the full season visit Dolphins Online and click on results archive then 1980 under PAST FIRST GRADE RESULTS and BRISBANE RUGBY LEAGUE
or copy the link below into your browser: http://redcliffe.leagueunlimited.com/1980.asp
Here's the Round 1 Report from 1980:
In the opening premiership match of the 1980 season at Lang Park, Redcliffe seized an opportunity of mammoth proportions to escape with a 28-22 victory over Norths. Referee Eddie Ward sensationally dismissed Norths half Ross Henrick and prop Doug Drew within ten minutes of each other, effectively ending any hopes the Devils had of winning. Until the two dismissals, Norths had looked in control of the match, leading at the break after a tight first half, then racing to a 22-12 lead soon after halftime.
Second-rower Mark Graham touched down for a superb try off a Mark Murray break in the 51st minute, and four minutes later he also made the break for hooker Greg Conescu to score. Henrick was then dismissed for a high shot on Colin Part, followed soon after by Drew who flattened Bob Jones in backplay. Both sendoffs were converted into points by the ever-reliable Bunny Pearce, putting the wheels in motion for a Dolphins comeback.
In the 72nd minute, Part split the defence from dummy-half to send Terry Webb crashing over untouched. Five minutes later, he sealed the match with a brilliant jinking run to score himself - the second for the match. Bunny Pearce had a tremendous day for Redcliffe, landing eight from nine attempts at goal, and kicking accurately in general play. Norths winger Gary Warnock also had a good day with a try and five goals. Nev Draper scored Norths other try. Overall, it was a good day out for the Dolphins, also winning reserve grade 18-13 and third grade 12-10.