GPS have defeated Bond University 41-16 at Yoku Road on Saturday in a thrilling encounter.
Despite the early scoreboard pressure, the Gallopers were able to weather the storm and dominate the second half.
Bond drew first blood in the fixture but GPS’ captain Dan Gorman hit back after a damaging run from in-form centre, Maalonga Konelio.
Jay Havelu was sent to the sin bin early in the match and multiple penalties from Mitch Third gave the visitors a 9-5 lead.
Bond were unable to hang onto their lead with Nick Frisby darting off the back of a dominate scrum before finding Eric Vasukicakau cutting back inside to score.
With the second half underway, Frisby’s spontaneous quick tap was eventually rewarded with Laione Mulikihaamea crashing over and extending GPS’ lead to 22-9.
Havelu redeemed himself for time his time in the bin, using his size to find the chalk in some close quarters play.
Young flyer Pat Nicholson was next to strike, bursting through an ineffective tackle and using his speed to find the line.
Bond winger Michael Marshall kept Bond’s hopes alive by collecting a crafty pop pass and reducing the scoreline to 34-16.
In typical GPS fashion they finished strong with Nicholson scoring his second for the day after a huge bump off and some excellent footwork on the counter attack.
Bond were unable to get back into the fixture and the Gallopers secured a 41-16 victory.
Next week GPS head to Sunnybank whereas Bond University have another tough home game against Wests.
GPS 41 (L Mulikaamea, D Gorman, J Havelu, E Vasukicakau, P Nicholson 2 tries, AJ Alatimu 4 cons, 1 pen) Bond 16 (M Marshall tries, M Third 1 con 3 pen)
Scores for the Day
Premier Grade GPS 41 Bond 16
Premier Reserve GPS 28 Bond 0
Premier Colts GPS 36 Bond 27
4th Grade GPS 6 Brothers 0
Colts 1 GPS 17 Bond 31