Raiders 22 (Tries: B. Crossley, F. Marin and M. Eldridge) def City 17 and move the Raiders to 4-2 in the Mackay and District Rugby Union competition.
“The key for us is fitness,” Chand said.
“We came home strong and I expected that. I wasn’t worried at halftime, even though they were up.
“I was a little worried about how we would start the second half and they (City) did start better, they played in our territory.
“I knew we were going to come home strong but I needed them to come back to the game plan.
“Every halftime I’ve got to kick them up the butt and then they start playing.”
In the opening 40 minutes, Whitsunday was guilty of sil- ly mistakes and lacking body position at the breaking, but to their credit they rectified these areas after the break, despite the absence of their starting fly-half Kon Flaherty, who sustained a shoulder injury early in the piece.
There are no Mackay and District Rugby Union fixtures this week due to representative duties.
Whitsunday’s next game will be against Kuttabul in Bowen on May 23.
CHIP AND CHASE: Raiders' winger Matt Eldridge puts in a kick against City on Saturday at the Whitsunday Sportspark.