Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

JETS' TOP SCALP; Ipswich Grabs Best Queensland Cup Win of Season

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

JETS' TOP SCALP; Ipswich Grabs Best Queensland Cup Win of Season

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LAST weekend, Keiron Lander hunted 10 pigs in west Queensland. Yesterday, the Ipswich Jets skipper added the Souths Logan Magpies' scalp to his trophy cabinet.

The Jets notched a rare 32-16 win at the Magpies' traditional home ground of Davies Park in West End.

The Jets won the ruck battle and kept quiet their opposition's lethal outside backs, which included Queensland State of Origin squad member Daniel Vidot.

The win was the Jets' most impressive this season, considering the calibre of players in the Magpies line-up.

The Magpies sat one rung below them on the Queensland Cup ladder and the Jets' win ensures they remain in fourth with four wins, three draws and one loss.

Despite coming off a bye week, the Jets rushed out of the gates to score the first try and lead 20-4 at halftime.

Lander said the week off worked wonders for his team and him.

C[pounds sterling]I injured my knee pretty badly a couple of weeks ago, but I went out last weekend hunting and fishing on a property out west and bagged about 10 pigs and that seemed to do the trick,C[yen] Lander said. C[pounds sterling]It's good at this time of the year to get that time off to freshen up.C[yen]

The Magpies only scored one team-constructed try.

Their other two tries came through a kick and scooping up a dropped ball from the Jets to race 20 metres and score.

Lander said his team's defence built the win.

C[pounds sterling]We defended well. Our ball control was probably down but it's always tough to come here to Souths' home and get a win, but we are building,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]They have a solid team and we were just trying to work on our own platform for this season.

C[pounds sterling]We had a few errors in the second half, but it's always tough when you're 20-4 up at halftime and trying to build again. It's definitely a mind game and something we need to work on.

C[pounds sterling]In the second half, a few things went their way and not ours, but the same thing happened to us in the first half. If we control the football better, we will keep going forward.

C[pounds sterling]If we stick to what we know works, we go well, but when we try to do something different, it stuffs up. …

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