What an afternoon of Rugby League that was. North Ipswich Tigers Senior RLFC with the upset of the season, in Round 7 of the Volunteers’ Cup, bringing Goodna Seniors RLFC‘s unbeaten run to an end.They came from behind, to win 28-24, and in doing that, they’re almost assured of a place in the Semi-Finals, on October 11.
What made it even more special for the Tigers… they did it on home soil, on Old Boys’ Day!Earlier, a very important win for West End Rugby League Football Club, downing Gatton Hawks 54-14. The win moves them into the top four, on for and against, after Southern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club Toowoomba went down to Toowoomba Valleys Roosters RLFC, in the opening match of the day, by 36-14.
The table is an interesting read. As it stands, all three Rugby League Ipswich teams sit inside the top four.Goodna had already secured their place in the finals, but their grip on the minor premiership slipped a little today. They remain a game clear at the top, but will have to wait a little longer to wrap up top spot on the table.Valleys and Norths sit second and third respectively.
Next Saturday, they’ll do battle for outright second on the table, and it is our ‘Match of the Day’, on West Bremer Radio.Barring an absolute disaster, those two teams will play finals football – a win for either side will secure their place next Saturday… although a draw would see both teams secure their finals berth.
Theoretically (and probably highly unlikely) should the loser of next week’s match then go on to lose in Round 9 and 10, and both Souths and West End go through the next three weeks undefeated, only then could Valleys or Norths potentially miss the finals, and even then, it would come down to the ‘for and against’ records, which is far better for Valleys than it is for Norths at this stage, and not very good at all for Souths.
Next Saturday, the Premiership heads back across to Toowoomba, with Herb Steinohrt Oval playing host to three crucial matches in this competition…The battle for that final place in the finals will heat up, with Souths favourites to defeat Gatton, while West End – needing to win to remain in fourth, should Souths topple Gatton – will be feeling the pressure, as they take on Goodna, who’ll be desperate to bounce back, after suffering their first loss of the season earlier this evening.
Full review of today’s action, and a preview of what’s to come, when the Week End Sports Swich returns, EXCLUSIVE to West Bremer Radio, next Saturday, from 9-10am AEST!
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