Panthers vs Magpies: Morningside Dominates Reunion Round

The Morningside Panthers enjoyed a hugely successful day out against the Sherwood Magpies in the Downtown Toyota Premiership Reunion Round. In the marquee QAFL senior match, Morningside defeated Sherwood convincingly by 107 points. Panthers vs Magpies finished 24.12 (156) to 7.7 (49) at the Jack Esplen Oval.

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Across the other grades, Morningside won 4 out of the 5 matches against the Magpies. The only loss came in the QFAW Division 1 Seniors contest where Sherwood edged out Morningside.

Panthers vs Magpies in QAFL

In the QAFL Seniors competition, Cockatoo and Downie led the way with five goals each, with Dadds also contributing four. Other goal kickers for the Panthers included Egan (2), Waters (2), Castle, Hodge, Horne, Lloyd, Lohmann, and Pinchen.

For the Magpies, Austin, Fletcher, and Hude kicked two goals each with a single to Gillett.

The big win sees Morningside’s senior QAFL team maintain their undefeated record after 9 rounds. They sit atop their respective tables with an impressive percentage of 181.48%.

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Morningside fans will have to wait until July 13th for the club’s next home QAFL match. However, the QFAW Division 1 team will play at home against Coorparoo on June 15, Saturday.

Published 07-June-2024

Morningside Panthers’ Resilience Shines Through Despite Narrow Defeat

The Morningside Panthers Football Club is emerging as a force to be reckoned with in the QAFL Colts competition, as their rising stars shine brightly amidst their determined efforts on the field.

In an action-packed clash during round 8 of the QAFL colts competition, the Morningside Panthers displayed their resilience and determination, even in the face of a narrow defeat. Led by standout performers Bryce Longland, Tom Southon, and Tanner Griffiths, the Panthers are making their mark and leaving opponents in awe with their unwavering spirit and commitment to success. 

The Cats found themselves trailing as they entered the final term against the stubborn Morningside Panthers Football Club. However, with an impressive display of resilience and skill, the Cats rallied and finished the game victorious.

Bryce Longland and Jack Jovanovic played crucial roles, contributing three goals each to lead their respective team. Broadbeach coach Lewis Chiodo praised his players for their team effort and their fearless performance, especially with the inclusion of numerous new faces.

Panthers coach Ross Anderson, recognised his players’ outstanding individual efforts despite their setback. As he continuously engaged in forward line competition, Bryce Longland’s skill was clear. Tom Southon shown his versatility by making a huge impact at the back and midfield. Tanner Griffiths dazzled with his defensive prowess on the backline, and Joey Wilson and Harry Taylor put out constant effort and fierce competition throughout the game.

Meanwhile, in another exciting showdown, the Labrador Tigers secured their first win of the season against Noosa, following the exceptional contributions of 15-year-olds Mick Marimowa, Zody Bradshaw, and Jayden De Simone. Other stand-outs were the midfield dominance of Cody Davis and the impactful performances of Mason Field, Jack Turner, and Zach De Simone in defence.

And then there’s Palm Beach Currumbin who dominated early in their match against Surfers Paradise, showcasing the talents of 17-year-olds Ryan Davis, Thomas Grimster, and Beau Lester-Sutherland.

Jack Frewster of Wilston Grange proved instrumental with three goals in their thrilling victory against the Roos. Despite missing eight regular players, Wilston Grange coach Darren Fazldeen commended the team for their outstanding collective effort. He expressed immense pride in their performance, acknowledging the challenging nature of playing against the formidable Maroochydore team.

The Sharks and Hornets engaged in a thrilling battle, culminating in a one-point victory for the Redland-Victoria Point Sharks, thanks to standout performances from Sam Catlow-Elliott, Harrison Sala, and Raph Geesu. 

Lastly, Sherwood staged an impressive comeback against Mt Gravatt, highlighted by a dominant third quarter, where Zack Bidgood’s three goals played a vital role. 

Round 8 of the QAFL Colts competition showcased exhilarating matches and emerging talents, underscoring the bright future of Australian football. As the season progresses, anticipation builds for more thrilling clashes, where these teams will continue to demonstrate their skills, determination, and passion for the game.

View QAFL Colts Ladder here.

Published 23-May-2023