THE Raiders suffered a 29-19 loss to Brothers at Raider Park last weekend.
Errors, many of them uncharacteristic, cost the Raiders dearly, finsding themselves down by 13 points at half time.
The team however showed character to fight out the game in the second half.
With seven players away due to family, work commitments, illness or injury, the starting line-up was unknown until Saturday just before the game.
The Raiders had the ascendancy for 60 percent of the game, but failed to convert a mountain of goal line pressure through good defence by Brothers or lapses in basic skill sets.
The first half set the theme with Brothers putting on 22 points, even with a man sent off the field for 10 minutes for a shoulder charge infringement.
Port managed to finally put points on the board with a try to Todd Funch that was converted by Grae Gilbert.
The Raiders’ cause wasn’t helped with an injury to Omar who was taken to hospital with a suspected broken or dislocated elbow.
He was cleared of major injury and should return to the field in two weeks.
While the second half was won by the Raiders, their poor skills again cost them.
Port crossed the line twice in the second half, with tries to new Welsh import James and one to Grant in the corner, which he also converted.
Todd Funch spent 10 minutes in the bin and Grae turned his ankle and was replaced in the 60th minute,to cap off what was not a great day at Raider Park.
Keith Tesch got the three points, Dave two points at fullback and Simon Chic one point as the best players.