Souths storm home to win
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.
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.