Dolphins News

After registering 2 wins from the 3 available at Kougari Oval 2 weeks ago the Dolphins enjoyed the break last weekend with no training scheduled.

The Colts responded to the previous weeks defeat at the hands of North?s by putting together a solid performance against the Seagulls winning 36-14. Wynnum fought hard midway through the second half to get themselves back into the match however the Dolphins withstood the challenge and finished the game strongly. Matt Gillett showed some of the form he displayed last year and received the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Man of the Match Award and was well supported by Logan Sullivan, Joel Romelo and David Hala.

The A grade put in a poor performance to be soundly beaten by the Seagulls to the tune of 34 points to 10. The Dolphins were never really in the hunt although with the scores at 18-6 with 15 minutes remaining they had the opportunity to get within a converted try of the lead when they received a lot of ball on Wynnum?s line, however they were unable to worry the scoreboard attendant and the Seagulls sealed the game with 3 quick tries. Scott Gillis was the teams best and received the HOGS BREATH CAFE Man of the Match Award. Richie Russell and Matt Mannion were also good in a beaten side.

The Premier Grade continued their impressive start to the season with a solid 40 points to 12 win over Wynnum. The Dolphins may have played better in patches this season however this game represented the sides most consistent 80 minutes to date. Marty Turners form continues to improve and he was voted KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player while Danny Burke was rugged in the forward exchanges and received the SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match. Chris Fox?s performance also deserves a mention as he continues to look more comfortable in the 5/8 position vacated by Shane Perry.

This weekend is a memorable one for the Dolphins with centre Greg Bourke currently sitting equal with former Dolphin Damien Richters as the competitions highest point scorer. Just one point from this weekend?s game against Toowoomba will see Greg move to the outright lead. This is a wonderful achievement by Greg and the Dolphins are proud he will have the opportunity to break the record with our Club.

Another milestone that has been achieved is by warhorse Troy Lindsay who played his 250th first grade game for the Dolphins against Wynnum, only the second player to do so. Troy?s approach to his game is as wholehearted as ever and the past couple of seasons have arguably been his best. Cowboy now has Peter Leis? record of 261 games in his sight and should reach that by the end of the season.

This weeks teams
Queensland Wizard Cup
1. Mark Christensen 2. Alwyn Simpson 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Rory Bromley 6. Chris Fox 7. Marty Turner 8. Troy Lindsay 9. Michael Roberts 10. Pat Gardner 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Gerard Parle Interchange 14. Mark Shipway 15. Darren Glase 18. Adam Starr 17. Shannon Fish
Coach Anthony Griffin

FOGS A Grade
1. Mitchell Simpson 2.Kaine Manihera 3. Adam Fletcher 4. Pat McGill 5. Adam Luchetti 6. Chris Jelich 7. Chris Kluft 8. Damian Jentz 9. Scott Gillis 10. Dominic Fallini 11. Richie Russell 12. Jimmy Douglas 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Luke Boldery 15. Mick Pares 16. Sam Fillery 17. Daniel Jones
Coach Grant Cleal

FOGS Colts Challenge
1. Phil Daisey 2. Tim Yee 3. Matt Gillett 4. Michael Wilson 5. James Derbyshire 6. Asher Elemani 7. Joel Romelo 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Tim Benson 10. David Hala 11. Foisa Peni 12. Matt Handcock 13. Logan Sullivan Interchange Dane Hogan 15. Tom Donnelly 16. Stuart May 17. Jon Broad
Coach Craig Ingebrigtsen