Apologies for the brevity, but a short turnaround equals a short review. Here 's round 5 in a sentence or two:
Whitsunday Warriors 1109 def by Mount Beauty Uglies 1131
Warriors: tough loss for TiB but he needed a few others to help Ollie out.
Uglies: After 3 straight wins, I wonder how many cans deep @HeavyMen is into the celebrations?
Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles 1075 def Charlies Opening Spelunkers 964
Cows: an ordinary effort by their usual standards but still got the job done.
Spelunkers: Operation ‘Sir Tanks-a-lot’ is alive and well.
Birdsville Battlers 1325 def Wineglass Bay Packers 1047
Battlers: A couple of 150’s helped paper over the cracks.
Packers: Stephenson continues to show plenty and a playing ruck surely makes life easier.
Nareewillock Nuffers 1092 def by Venus Bay Vultures 1189
Nuffers: Only claiming half their top score hurt. Building, but it’ll take some time.
Vultures: A long way off last year so far, but a win gets them on the positive side of the ledger.
Nowhere Else Wanderers 1163 def Larrikin Lagoon Lefties 1041
Wanderers: Got everything from terrible (Aliir) to sublime (Walters), but most importantly - a win.
Lefties: Nice debut from Hately, but still crying out for a playing ruck.
Marble Bar Misfits 1343 def Gariwerd Cockatoos 1280
Misfits: No Ward, no worries, as the defending champs just keep ticking along.
Cockatoos: Can count themselves unlucky to be 1-4 given they’re the sixth highest scoring team.
Wagga Wagga Wombats 1180 def by Gundagai Grasshoppers 1233
Wombats: A touch unlucky as their best was better and they had the best four players on the park.
Hoppers: Still the only undefeated team as their superior depth got them home this week.
Iron Knob Codpieces 1229 def by Foul Bay Chickens 1386
Knobs: I thought the green vest was back after Darling pumped out a 9.
Chooks: Eddie Betts, what a marvel! Also, Chooks/Geelong/Danger/Kelly etc.
Lovely Banks Lilacs 1077 def by Cradle Mountain Devils 1157
Lilacs: An average showing from the midfield was costly. Still sitting nicely at 3-2, though.
Devils: Not up to their recent standards, but the much vaunted midfield did enough to get the win.