Poor dis­ci­pline costs Raiders

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Port Dou­glas Raiders were left rue­ing their poor dis­ci­pline and qui­etly curs­ing a late-game penalty which gave Bar­ron Trin­ity a 24-19 win in the CDRU on the week­end.

The Raiders scored three tries to two and dom­i­nated in gen­eral play, but made the long trip home from Cairns with­out the competition points.

“They kicked four or five penalty goals,” as­sis­tant coach Adam Cal­craft said.

“We were on top of them in gen­eral play but they got us in the set-pieces, the scrums and line-outs.

“I’d say we had them for about 65 min­utes.

“They scored one soft try just be­fore half time, but they’re a good team and that’s what good teams do.

“They wait for you to re­lax, and then put the pedal down.”

Cal­craft said the team had showed plenty of prom­ise and ran out the game strongly.

“Tom Sey­nard was the Billy’s By the Sea man of the match. He scored one try and set up an­other one, both great team plays.

“Jared Dun­stan on the wing was great as well.

“He also scored a try, and freak­ishly set up Tom when he crossed the line.”

This week’s home game against de­fend­ing premiers JCU looms as a mas­sive game for the resur­gent Raiders.

“They’ll def­i­nitely be a chal­lenge, but hope­fully we can knock them off,” Cal­craft said. “We’ll have to im­prove our set pieces, es­pe­cially line-outs.

“We’ve got big Tony Weares back this week.

“It’s nice to have him back in the fold. We want to make sure we make like hard for op­po­si­tion teams in Port Dou­glas this year, so come on down and shout for the Raiders.”

Satur­day’s game will kick off at 3:30pm at the Port Dou­glas sports ground.

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