QCup Rd 8 Redcliffe 50 Norths 18
Redcliffe rejoined the winners circle at the weekend, demolishing Norths Devils 50-18 in a dominant display at Dolphin Oval.by NRL
Redcliffe rejoined the winners circle at the weekend, demolishing Norths Devils 50-18 in a dominant display at Dolphin Oval.
Dolphins Liam Georgetown and Luke Capewell benefitted most from the performance, scoring four and three tries respectively. Fullback Dane Gagai turned in another impressive performance, breaking the defensive line at will and proving a handful for the opposition.
In his 101st game for the Dolphins, Georgetown nabbed a hat-trick in the first 20 minutes of the game on his way to a 30-point haul.
The first points of the afternoon came after Delroy Berryman made a break from his 20m line, sprinting down the sideline before passing inside to Capewell who was stopped 30m short of the line.
Two plays later, a cross-field kick was contested and Georgetown pounced on the loose ball to score in the corner.
Just three minutes later Georgetown was in again when quick hands across the backline led to him to receive the ball 10m out, before he toed ahead, regathered and scored. His conversion was just as spectacular, the ball bouncing off the crossbar and over to seal a 10-0 lead.
Redcliffe added three more quick tries in the next 10 minutes, with Capewell, Berryman and Georgetown all crossing the line to set up a 26-0 lead in only the 24th minute.
After finally getting some decent possession and field position, Norths Devils hit back in the 31st minute when hooker Kurt Baptiste exploited an offside marker and fought his way to a four-pointer.
Brisbane Bronco Mitchell Frei added the extras to take the score to 26-6, where it remained until halftime.
The second half continued much the same as the first, with Capewell scoring his second with a sublime individual effort in the 44th minute.
Showing both his classy footwork and speed, the former Ipswich Jet sliced through the defensive line on the halfway line, before employing his big left foot step for the second time to beat Norths fullback Daniel Ogden to score under the sticks.
When Isaak Ah Mau crossed in the 52nd minute, the Devils defence seemed to completely disappear.
In the first set from the restart, the Dolphins scored through Georgetown, then again after Tui Samoa broke the line and unloaded to Capewell for him to seal his hat-trick. The successful conversions gave Redcliffe a 50-6 lead in just the 58th minute.
It would be the Dolphins final points, as Kieran English pegged one back for the visitors three minutes later, after the Devils shifted the ball through the hands before finding the winger unopposed.
Frei's sideline conversion made it 50-12, before Baptiste scored the final try of the game in the 67th, grabbing his second from dummy half under the sticks. Sione Lolohea converted to give the final score of 50-18.
Next week, Redcliffe travel to Piggabeen Sports Complex to take on Tweed Heads Seagulls in the Match of the Round.
Norths Devils will travel to Gladstone to take on Central Capras on Saturday night.
REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 50 (Liam Georgetown 4, Luke Capewell 3, Isaak Ah Mau, Delroy Berryman tries; Liam Georgetown 7 goals) def NORTHS DEVILS 18 (Kurt Baptiste 2, Keiran English tries; Mitchell Frei 2, Sione Lolohea goals) at Dolphin Oval.
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