WEEKEND WONDERS: The Chronicle’s top performers
EVERY week The Chronicle sports team runs the rule over the best performances around the region.
From racing to rugby union here is our top five from the weekend.
LES TILLEY (HORSE RACING)
The man known as Bubba was simply unstoppable to open the card at Clifford Park, riding the first four winners on the card at odds of $4.80, $3.30, $9 and $4.20.
After a tough fortnight with the passing of a close family member, Tilley returned to the saddle in style, lifting his mounts over the line with a level of skill that was at a sublime level.
JOSH CHAPPELL (RUGBY LEAGUE)
Returning to the Darlings Downs after COVID put an early halt to Parramatta’s SG Ball (U18s) season, Dalby junior Chappell made an immediate impression in his new surrounds.
The talented half finished the Volunteers Cup fixture against West End with a hat-trick, helping his new side to a 30-26 victory.
JAKE SCHREIBER (AUSSIE RULES)
With Dalby down by six with less than five minutes to play, the Swans faced a challenge to get on even terms with Toowoomba, let alone come out on top.
Enter Jake Schreiber, who booted home two goals in quick succession to get Dalby over the line, and keep their Allied Pickfords Cup finals hopes alive.
DANIEL COVER (RUGBY)
Brandon Murray and Fraser Hess scored doubles in Rangers win over USQ Saints, but Daniel Cover stole the show late.
With the final siren not far away, Cover latched on to a Murray flick pass and sped down the sideline.
Saints winger Allister Cameron was hot on his heels, but Cover dived over the line to touch the ball down with one hand in the corner.
Maysar Qaso (FOOTBALL)
Away to Highfields, Rockville Rovers were on the backfoot early after a Josh Hall goal in the 12th minute.
Highfields are no longer the competition “easy beats” and Rovers needed to dig deep for their 2-1 win.
Maysar Qaso lead the charge with a quick fire double shortly before halftime.
Qaso’s double takes his total to five goals from six games.