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Once again the Dolphins were successful in 2 of the 3 games contested at Dolphin Oval last weekend with the A Grade and Premier Grade prevailing over Bayside rivals Wynnum.
The Colts were again well below expectations against the Seagulls going down 22 points to 18. With a 50% completion rate the side was always going to find it tough to be victorious over Wynnum who showed good determination. The young Dolphins form is proving to be a concern and coach Waverley Stanley is growing impatient with the continued high error rate of his side. One of the few who did turn in a tireless display was Nambour signing Jason Campbell, Jason picks up the Leading Edge Sports Man of the Match for his effort.
Ian Grahams A Grade side bounced back from a couple of losses with a hard fought victory over competition leaders Wynnum with a quality performance in what can only be described as atrocious conditions. The Dolphins built the 16-10 victory on a tight defensive display in the Dolphin Oval bog. Danny Green is working his way back to form after a shoulder reconstruction and was voted the Hogs Breath Cafe Man of the Match and will gain confidence from this game, Greeny was well supported by lock Gerard Parle.
The Premier Grade will gain a great deal from their 20 points to 10 victory over Wynnum as the side continues to build momentum. The poor conditions meant this game was going to be a hard slog from the start with defense dominating the game. The game was at times heated and for those who enjoy a slugfest this was a good one to watch. Once again Danny Burke led from the front and was the Searles Garden Products Player of the Match for the fourth time this season, Greg Bourke put in a tradesman like performance against his old club and was voted Keystar Autoworld Players Player, Jamie Russo and Shannon Fish were another 2 to make big contributions to the victory.
Colt Jason Campbell appears to be the only injury concern after last weeks games with a rib complaint, in the meantime Liam Tallon made a successful return last week while Duane O?Grady and Dan Jones should be back for this weekends matches.
The Club heads in opposite directions this weekend when the lower grades travel South to take on competition new boys Tugun on Sunday while the Premier Grade go North to tackle the Young Guns on Saturday night in what should prove to be a good contest.
This weeks teams Queensland Cup 1.Ryan Cullen 2.Phil Shilvock 3.Greg Bourke 4.Nick Emmett 5.Matt Gruszka 6.Shane Perry (c)7.Michael Roberts 8.Troy Lindsay 9.Shannon Fish 10.Adam Starr 11.Matt Mapes 12.Danny Burke 13.Grant Flugge Interchange 14.Nathan Herbener 15.Nick Walker 16.Jamie Russo 17.Danny Green Coach Anthony Griffin
A Grade 1.Chris Guimelli 2.Liam Georgetown 3.Matt Mannion 4.Joe Stewart 5.Mark Christensen 6.Chris Fox 7.Nathan Black 8.Damien Jentz 9.Peter Delaivuna 10.Quin Smith 11.Duane O'Grady 12.Gerard Parle 13.Matt Dawson Interchange 14.Luke Tonion 15.Dan Jones 16.Iremia Filipo 17.Liam Tallon Coach Ian Graham
Colts 1.Mitchell Simpson 2.Daniel Bennett 3.Jarred Tatipata 4.Sam Maniat 5.Matt Gillett 6.Joe Parekura 7.Wayne Bond 8.Kim Phoenix 9.Scott Gillis 10.Sam Schull 11.Jack Reis 12.Jason Frazer 13.Mick Pares Interchange 14.Jordan Brown 15.Brad Massey 16.Stuart May 17.Brett Roberts