Yeppoon extend tight lead

The Yeppoon Seagulls continued their roll with a win over Norths Chargers. Picture: Boothy's action photo art

By Liam Emerton

The Yeppoon Seagulls have stretched their lead on top of the Campbell Construction Co rugby league competition thanks to some help from the Fitzroy-Gracemere Sharks but those Jaws are closing in.

The Seagulls took on the Norths Chargers on Saturday and showed their class as they knocked off the Rockhampton-based squad.

Samuel Lollo, Samuel Stibbards, Henry Dendle and Jack Caspani all scored for the Gulls as they flew away with a 38-20 victory.

That win already had them a point above the Emu Park Emus even if their local rivals won, however a Shark attack at Saleyards Park gave Yeppoon a two point buffer.

The Fitzroys have been on a rampant run as of late and they continued it with a big victory over the Parkies on Saturday.

Cyron Tull made another empathic statement, scoring two tries early in the contest.

Arramun Ross-Henderson added another try for the Fitzroys who started to run away with the contest.

Yoren Major even slotted home a field goal to extend the Sharkies’ lead by an extra point.

Only Jimmy Lawton could score a four-pointer for the Emus, who were defeated 29-6 in a massive result.

Across the grounds the Rockhampton Brothers took out the battle of the Fish as they knocked off Gladstone Brothers 40-10.

Cane Comiskey and Marley Wosomo both scored a brace as their teammates Riley Reid, Jack White and Jack Pattie all contributed to the scoreline with a try.

And in the final game of the A Grade men’s competition the Gladstone Valley Diehards scored a tight 20-16 victory over the Tannum Sands Seagulls.

Hayden Baynton, Rance Coop, Dayn Richards and Jack Wilson all found their way to the line for the Diehards in their victory.

Valleys will now face a tall-task to prove if they are genuine finals contenders when they match up against the Rockhampton Brothers.

The Diehards are three points behind Rockhampton on the table with a win closing that gap to just one point.

But the Brothers will be keen to prove that they are the ones who deserve a finals place by knocking off their second Gladstone-based team in consecutive weeks.

The Fitzroys, who have now swum up to second on the ladder, welcome the Gladstone Brothers to Saleyards Park this Sunday in hopes of keeping their streak alive.

The Sharks will need to beat the Brothers to maintain their pressure on the top-dogs Yeppoon.

The Yeppoon squad will take on fellow Seagull side, the Tannum Sands Seagulls, at Webb Park on Sunday afternoon.

With Fitzroy-Gracemere closing in on the peak of the mountain, Yeppoon will need to keep up their best performances.

Both Norths Chargers and Emu Park will be eager to bounce back on Sunday afternoon when they collide at Browne Park.

The sides both lost in round nine and with the table starting to tighten a win will be crucial for each squad.

In the women’s competition the Emu Park Emus continued their stronghold on top of the table with a 46-4 win over Fitzroys.

Rocky Brothers maintained the two point gap between them and the league leaders by knocking off the Gladstone Wallabys 36-20.

And in the final match the Yeppoon Seagulls barrelled the Chargers over 72-0.

This weekend the Emu Park Emus take on the Norths Chargers, Yeppoon tackles Tannum, and the Fitzroys welcome the Wallabys.