Souths storm home to win

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY LEAGUE A GRADE

A LATE fade­out cost the Brah­mans on Satur­day when Souths stormed home with two late tries to steal a 30-28 win.

Lead­ing 28-20 with 15 min­utes to go the Brah­mans looked in good shape to claim a win over the first­placed Sharks be­fore two quick tries handed Souths a two-point lead which they were able to hold onto.

Brah­mans goal kicker Nick Lythgo had a chance to even it up at 30-30 right at the end of the match with a penalty kick from the side­line but his at­tempt sailed just wide.

The loss was just the Brah­mans third from 12 games this year and they are still well-placed for a deep run in the fi­nals.

This week­end the Brah­mans travel to Ray Edwards Oval in Sa­rina to take on the sixth-placed Croc­o­diles.

A win would see them keep pace with Souths and the Mo­ran­bah Min­ers, who cur­rently hold the top two spots on the lad­der.

RE­SERVES

Souths piled on the points in the re­serves, post­ing an em­phatic 6212 win over Proser­pine.

The Brah­mans were un­able to match it with the com­pe­ti­tion heavy­weights and were ex­posed de­fen­sively in the twelve tries to two loss. Satur­day’s loss saw the Brah­mans slip out of the com­pe­ti­tion’s top four and they will be des­per­ate to im­prove this week­end when they face Sa­rina away from home. UN­DER-18s The un­der-18s were Proser­pine’s only win­ners on Satur­day as they top­pled Souths 34-28 in a thor­oughly-en­ter­tain­ing con­test.

Only one try sep­a­rated the two teams and the young Brah­mans now hold a 10-2 win loss record for 2013. They are keen to reach 11 wins when they face the sev­en­th­placed Sa­rina Croc­o­diles at Ray Edwards Oval this week­end.

BREAK­ING THE LINE: Brah­mans player Grant Cooke leaves the Souths de­fence in his wake dur­ing his side's nar­row 30-28 loss at Les Stagg Oval on Satur­day.

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