Marsden Open A's 22 - 20 PBC

August 9, 2017 - 3:30 pm at Kougari Oval, Wynnum

The below summary is from the Southern Queensland GIO Schoolboy Cup semi final which was played at BMD Kougari Oval on Wednesday, August 8, between Palm Beach Currumbin (PBC) SHS and Marsden SHS…

Palm Beach Currumbin were looking to pull off a victory and secure a second spot for the Gold Coast in the Southern Queensland division of the GIO Cup Queensland semi finals after witnessing the dominant display from Keebra Park earlier in the afternoon.

Early indications pointed toward this being a possibility after the Marsden side made a shaky start to the match, allowing PBC to get out to an early 6-0 lead. While they were able to hit back and reduce the gap to 14-6 at halftime, Marsden still seemed to be feeling the pressure of the occasion.

Early in the second half, PBC skipped out to a 14-point lead, but the underdog Marsden side would not say die. This attitude saw them claw their way back into the contest and man of the match Fanitesi Nui was able to show nerves of steel to slot what would end up being the game deciding conversion.

The result would see Marsden enjoy a successful afternoon, as prior to the Keebra Park and Wavell match, their reserve side was able to win the Langer Reserve Grade grand final.

Marsden 22 (Fanitesi Nui, Jumon Siulai, Taylah Se’Emai, Santana Whakatau tries; Fanitesi Nui 2, Santana Whakatau goals) defeated PBC 20 (Glen McGrady, Bayley Desmond, Noah Gafa, Will Malone tries; Glen McGrady, Toby Sexton goals)

Next week’s games:

Tuesday, August 15 at BMD Kougari Oval, Wynnum Manly

  • 11am – Ignatius Park College v Marsden (televised game)
  • 12.30pm – Roma State College v Ipswich SHS (GIO Trophy semi final)
  • 2pm – Keebra Park v The Cathedral College, Rockhampton (televised game)

*Winners of the televised matches progress to the Queensland Final to be played at Dolphin Oval, Redcliffe on Wednesday, August 23.

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