This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
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Week one of the Queensland Wizard Cup semi-finals have been decided with only the venue of the Major Preliminary Semi still up for grabs.
In the Minor Preliminary Final Redcliffe will host Toowoomba after both sides suffered losses today. The Dolphins lead 22 - nil after 20 minutes before Norths overwhelmed them 24 - 22 in finals football come a week early.
In stark contrast Toowoomba were shot to pieces by the Young Guns 44 - 0. Redcliffe's loss opened up the chance of a final to be held up the range before the North Queenslanders put paid to it in style.
In the Major Preliminary Final Norths will take on Burleigh. Should the Bears overcome Wynnum tomorrow the game will be hosted at Pizzey Park. Otherwise Bishop Park will play home.
In the Mixwell Cup Redcliffe and Wynnum will play sudden death football next weekend. If Wynnum upset Burleigh the Major Prelim will be between the Bears and the Tigers. Should Burleigh win they'll leapfrog Norths into first place and get the week off.
In the Mixwell Colts the 4th placed Dolphins will take on newcomers Hills District. Wests will play Burleigh in the 2 v 3 playoff.
All games are currently set down for Saturday August 27 with the likely venues as follows:
Dolphin Oval: Qld Cup - Redcliffe v Toowoomba Mixwell Cup - Redcliffe v Wynnum Mixwell Colts - Redcliffe v Hills District
Bishop Park or Pizzey Park: Qld Cup - Norths v Burleigh Mixwell Cup - Norths / Burleigh v Easts Mixwell Colts - Wests v Burleigh
All games are yet to be confirmed by the QRL