The Gold Coast Bulletin

Titan’s niece thrills in runaway


IPSWICH State High School second-rower Summer Hoet scored a last-minute matchwinni­ng try and teammate Jazmyn Brennan-Rowe slotted the conversion in a thrilling Titans Schools League Year 7-8 clash at North Ipswich Reserve on Wednesday against Keebra Park State High.

Brennan-Rowe’s conversion did enough to clear the uprights, handing her side a 16-14 win.

Ipswich SHS had come from a 14-6 halftime deficit to claim victory, with centre Pauline Moliga the sparkling diamond in a win engineered by the team’s hard working forwards. Ipswich had to be good to defeat Keebra SHS who looked the part until the final 10 minutes when the Ipswich SHS forwards started to rumble forward.

The apple didn’t fall far from the tree when it came to the niece of a Gold Coast Titans player.

Yamun Kelly, whose uncle Brian is a star centre for the Gold Coast Titans, was in irresistib­le form for Keebra Park SHS.

Kelly scored Keebra Park’s first two tries – both runaway efforts – and put on the pass for her team’s third try by centre Diamond Graham.

A halfback, Kelly showed she was ahead of the game when she plucked a pass by Ipswich SHS, running 40m for the intercept try.

Kelly’s efforts helped Keebra SHS establish a 14-6 halftime lead in a spirited match played between two relatively even teams.

It was just Keebra Park’s ball control, and Kelly’s individual brilliance, which edged them ahead on the scoreboard.

Kelly shone on one side of the fence, and Ipswich SHS centre Moliga shone on the other side.

Moliga was up for the contest in both attack and defence, and it was her power running which got Ipswich SHS within striking distance midway through the second half.

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