Laidley Triumphs agains Redbank
Once again the Laidley boys got off to a flying start to lead 12-0 in the first 10 minutes.
The physical Redbank Plains outfit started to gain momentum and scored a converted try to trail 12-6.
The Lions then regrouped and scored a great team try, with the conversion successful, pushing the lead to 18-6.
Redbank Plains replied with an unconverted try in the final 10 minutes of the half to trail 18-10 at the break.
Both teams came out committed in the second half and Redbank scored first to trail 18-14.
The Lions hit back with another converted try to strengthen the lead 24-14.
The game then became a physical battle with the big Redbank Plains outfit trying to out-muscle the Lions.
The Lions made a few errors and allowed Redbank to score out wide and trail 24-18 with 10 minutes remaining.
But once again the Lions bounced back and scored a great team try to lead 30-18.
Redbank tried desperately to get back into the match, but some good defence from the Lions upset their opponents and tempers flared.
An on-field fight broke out with six minutes left on the clock.
Both teams lost a player to the sin bin, and the Lions managed to hold off a last ditch effort from Redbank Plains.
The Lions received a penalty on the siren and from the tap restart they kicked the ball into the in-goal area and a handling error from Redbank Plains allowed a Lions player to pounce on the loose ball to score after the siren and win the match 34-18.
Laidley coach Rocky Welbourn was happy with his player’s commitment on the night.
He said the defence was outstanding and laid the platform for the team to complete their sets of attack.
The Lions next match is against Lowood at Lowood on Saturday, June 4, at 6pm.