Raiders put up good fight
THE Under-14 Reef Raiders headed down to cairns on Friday to play the highlanders.
The highlanders could only manage 12 players for the night but to their credit they come out firing and scoring two quick tries to take a 12-0 lead.
The raiders hit back before halftime by scoring two tries themselves, one try to Quinlyn Cannon was a highlight of the game as he ran 65m and beat five opposition players to score and one to Wayne Oui.
At the break the scores were tied and the second half was very tight arm wrestle with both teams having scoring chances but again Cannon was first to score for the Raiders.
The Raiders put in a huge defensive effort with Tom Henly and Tom Allen leading the way, which led to Cannon’s third try and won 24-12 with four frontline players missing.
Best for the Raiders were Tom Allen, Aron Price and player of the day Cannon.
The raiders this week will play their first game under lights for the 2012 season with the Under-12s kicking off at 5.45pm, the Under-14s at 6.30pm and the Under-16s at 7.30pm.