Broth­ers end 2013 sea­son for Brah­mans

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

MACKAY Broth­ers ended the grand fi­nal as­pi­ra­tions of the Proser­pine Brah­mans with a 2620 win in their pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal on Satur­day.

The Brah­mans were left to won­der what could have been af­ter ral­ly­ing late in the game be­fore fall­ing just short of a grand fi­nal spot.

Coach An­thony Black­wood said it was a game of two halves and they let Broth­ers get too much of a lead.

“We al­most brought it back at the end and un­for­tu­nately we just lacked a lit­tle bit of be­lief that we could win. They are only a young side and a lot of our play­ers will be back next year but it is dis­ap­point­ing for the guys play­ing their last year of un­der-18s,” he said.

“Ron­ald Pen­del­webb played re­ally well in his first game back from sus­pen­sion and Sam Mc­Neill had an­other great game. He has had a great sea­son this year.”

Black­wood is re­turn­ing as the club’s A grade coach next year af­ter tak­ing over the role late in the sea­son and said he wants to get lo­cals back in­volved with the club.

“From my first year play­ing football in Aus­tralia I’ve learnt that you are only as strong as your lo­cals and I re­ally want to help de­velop lo­cal tal­ent,” he said.

“There’s a lot of raw tal­ent in the area and I want to con­tinue the pro­gres­sion of th­ese play­ers and work on coach­ing the club as one big team.”

The club’s pre­sen­ta­tion night is on at the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel on Satur­day, Septem­ber 14 with all the end of sea­son awards to be handed out and eight signed NRL jer­seys up for grab in an auc­tion.

Tick­ets can be bought on the door at the night and Black­wood said ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along for a fun night out.

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