And he’s off … top scorer for the South Burnett, Coby Sullivan, takes off for the line to notch up his second try against Sunshine Coast Gold in Game 5

June 11, 2012

A good crowd of enthusiastic supporters filled the stand at Murgon Sportsground on Saturday and Sunday to cheer on the South Burnett U15 squad taking part in the 47th Battalion Carnival.

The fans enjoyed some exciting football from the young players.

Although the South Burnett Eagles didn’t rack up any victories, they did take part in the highest scoring game of the 10-match carnival, securing a credible 22 points against Carnival runners-up Sunshine Coast Gold in Game 5.

They started this match with a rush, scoring 10 points in just eight minutes and taking the lead. With 11 minutes left in the half, Sunshine Coast Gold’s Dale Madden crossed the line to equalise at 10-all; but at half-time it was 28-10 in favour of SCG.  South Burnett scored twice in the second half, including a try to Jeff Vaughan almost on the full-time siren, but it wasn’t enough and at full-time it was 50-22.

Highest scorer for the South Burnett over the weekend was Coby Sullivan who enjoyed three tries across the carnival and kicked one goal. Jeff Vaughan scored twice (including one against eventual Carnival winner Bundaberg) and Ervin Fisher, once. Brodie Cortes kicked three conversions.

Bundaberg finished the Carnival on top of the ladder, undefeated with 20 points.


Friday June 8 (at Bribie Island)

  • Sunshine Coast Gold 6, Sunshine Coast Black 4
    SCG – (try) Syd McCullagh; (goal) Dale Madden
    SCB – (try) Keiran Forde-Hurrell

Saturday June 9 (at Murgon)

  • Fraser Coast 28, South Burnett 6
    FC – (tries) Allan Cobbo-Mould, Braden Woodman, Reagan Glenn (4);  (goals) Kayne Briggs (2)
    SB – (try) Coby Sullivan, (goal) Brodie Cortes
  • Bundaberg 34, Sunshine Coast Gold 0
    BB – (tries) Baidon Cooper, Ben Marschke, Patrick Turner, Hayden Elsbach (2), Lachlan Lanskey; (goals) Hayden Herbert (5)
  • Sunshine Coast Black 44, Fraser Coast 6
    SCB – (tries) Corey Parker (2), Luke Fleming (2), Trent Smith, Tyson Emmerson, Travis Perdie; (goals) Tom Rafter (6)
    FC – (try) Daniel Kirk; (goal) Kayne Briggs
  • Sunshine Coast Gold 50,  South Burnett 22
    SCG – (tries) Dale Madden (2), Locklan Laing, Courtney Swanton, Syd McCullagh (3), Jacob Farrelly, Ethan Thomas, Mitchell Davis; (goals) Dale Madden (4), Joe Curran (2)
    SB – (tries) Jeff Vaughan, Coby Sullivan (2), Ervin Fisher; (goals) Coby Sullivan, Brodie Cortes
  • Bundaberg 20, Sunshine Coast Black 6
    BB – (tries) Tyson Whaleboat, Hayden Elsbach, Lachlan Lanskey (2); (goals) Hayden Herbert (2)
    SCB – (tries) Kelvin Bambling; (goals) Tom Rafter

Sunday June 10 (at Murgon)

  • Bundaberg 42, Fraser Coast 6
     BB – (tries) Tyson Whaleboat, Christian Senn, Callum Collosimone, Lachlan Lanskey (2), Danyon Lister, Keilan Major, Trent Seeds; (goals) Hayden Herbert (5)
    FC – (try) Allan Cobbo-Mould; (goals) Kayle Briggs
  • Sunshine Coast Black 30, South Burnett 0
    SCB – (tries) Corey Parker (2), Matt Wicks, Jim Clegg, Liam Ireland, Isaac Elves; (goals) Tom Rafter (3)
  • Sunshine Coast Gold 30, Fraser Coast 0
    SCG – (tries) Locklan Laing, Joe Curran, Syd McCullagh (2), Nate Dennis (2), Mitchel Davis; (goals) Dale Madden
  • Bundaberg 55, South Burnett 6
    BB – (tries) Christain Senn (3), Blake Moodie, Hayden Herbert, Ben Marshke, Danyon Lister (2), Lachlan Lanskey, Cody Maughan; (goals) Hayden Herbert (3); (field goal) Ben Marshke
    SB – (try) Jeff Vaughan; (goals) Brodie Cortes
The South Burnett Eagles never gave up against their more fancied opposition
Despite eager defence, Sunshine Coast Gold scored 10 tries in their match against the South Burnett
Jeff Vaughan scores a runaway consolation try on the full-time siren for the Eagles

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