A week after conceding 40 points against the PNG Hunters, the Souths Logan Magpies have turned the tables to put on a points scoring spree of their own.
The turnaround was witnessed by about 1500 country footy fans at Miriam Vale, as the Magpies tore through the Central Queensland Capras on their way to a convincing 48-12 Round 2 Intrust Super Cup victory.
Souths Logan got away to the best possible start with Herschel Gideon crossing for the opening try of the match in the ninth minute.
CQ hit back three minutes later, but that would prove to be the last time they would trouble the scorers again until late in the game as the Magpies took complete control.
Souths Logan went into the half-time break with a commanding 24-6 lead following further tries to Travis Wadell, Matt Trnka and Josh Damen.
The Capras were guilty of making some uncharacteristic mistakes at the back – and the Magpies were good enough to cash in – much to the delight of coach Josh Hannay.
Having disposed of the Burleigh Bears with a controlled second half performance last week, the Capras were eager for another strong finish in the final 40 minutes.
But their comeback prospects were almost immediately snuffed out when Scott Doyle strolled over for an easy try in the second half.
The Magpies went on with the job to notch an impressive victory, their first of the 2015 season.
“Overall it was a great team effort by the boys on the weekend. Despite the score line blowing out in the end, the initial 20 minutes was quite tight and on the back of a period where we completed 8 sets in a row, we were able to score 3 quick tries to skip away a bit just before half time and lead 24-6 going into the sheds.
No one player really stood out. It was genuinely a team effort and it was great to see us really kick away in the second half and not give CQ a sniff at any stage.
It was a victory that showed the potential we have as a footy team and one that will hopefully give us a bit of confidence heading into what is a tough period of footy coming up for us over the next 6 weeks” – Souths Coach Josh Hannay