Shane Walker.
Shane Walker. Franca Tigani

Walker waves away 'strange' match

IPSWICH Jets coach Shane Walker is ready to write off yesterday's 34-18 defeat to Souths Logan as just one of those days.

After Kierran Moseley opened the scoring at Davies Park, the momentum swung heavily in the hosts' favour.

The Magpies - who surprisingly had lost 13 of their past 15 matches at home to the Jets - piled on three tries in eight minutes.

"Momentum was afforded to both sides. Early in the game we got a couple of penalties which afforded us momentum, and then that swung significantly,” Walker said after the match.

"It was really strange. Twice I think they actually changed their decision. I haven't seen that happen for many years - if ever.”

Walker said there was "no other way to describe” the match as anything other than "strange”. There was even an all-in melee at one point, such was the frustration felt by both sides.

"Once every couple of years you get one of these games. There's nothing to get excited about, nor is there much to look at,” Walker said.

"There will be certain things we'll go through, and point out that we can do better. But it was a game that didn't have any real flow at all.

"There was always a stoppage in play or something else happening. It was just a messy old game.”

The coach said Sebastian Pandia continued his impressive season with another tireless effort.

Yesterday's defeat, coupled with the Northern Pride's win over Norths, pushed the Jets down to seventh position on the Intrust Super Cup ladder.

Intrust Super Cup Souths Logan Magpies 34 (Guy Hamilton, David Fifita, Lenny Magey, Brendon Gibb, Paul Rokolati tries; Guy Hamilton 6, Dan Russell goals) def Ipswich Jets 18 (Kierran Moseley, Ben White, Wes Conlon tries; Wes Conlon 3 goals) at Davies Park.



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