Raiders edge out Kut­tabul in thriller

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RUGBY UNION

A THRILLING one point win over the pre­vi­ously un­de­feated Kut­tabul Camel­boks on Satur­day has the Proser­pine-Whit­sun­day Raiders primed for a big fin­ish to the sea­son.

The 18-17 win came in front of Kut­tabul’s home fans and was built on a solid plat­form of de­fence and tries to Marc Kel­lett and Brook Cad­wal­lader.

A tightly-con­tested first half yielded no tries as the Raiders man­aged to head into the break up by 6-3 thanks to two penalty goals from full­back Martin Roveda.

The games score line be­came busy chang­ing for the first 15 min­utes of the sec­ond half when Kut­tabul scored one of two soft tries in the 43rd minute that con­verted took them to a 10-6 lead. Three min­utes later the Raiders ploughed their way to the ‘Boks try line and shortly af­ter fly­ing English­man Marc Kel­lett stretched the lead to 18-10 and de­spite a late try the Raiders held on for a mem­o­rable vic­tory.

This Satur­day the A grade team hosts Mackay Broth­ers at 5.30pm while the re­serves have the bye.

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