Raiders come back to blitz Mackay Brothers
UNION: The Whitsunday Raiders coach admitted after the match on Saturday his boys went into their home clash against Brothers “a little soft”.
Kon Flaherty said at the break the Raiders were down three points to seven.
“It was probably in the last 15 minutes that we got away with it. I think it was in the 60th minute that we got our heads in front and then rolled a few easy ones in the end,” Flaherty said.
“I think it was better fitness that won it in the end, they have lost a bit of depth in their squad and they ran out of gas at the end.”
The final score at the Whitsunday Sportspark was the Raiders, 28–7.
“I will put them up there as one of the teams to beat coming into the finals if they can pull it all together,” Flaherty said.
He said the lesson learnt from the Brothers’ result was to start the game “a bit better prepped”.
This week’s 3-2-1s went to Boris Fournais on one point, Scott Gerrand on two points and Taine Browne won the three points.
The Whitsunday Raiders are currently ranked second on the Mackay District Rugby Union ladder behind Cities.
Next week the Raiders take on Slade Point at the Cathy Freeman Oval in Slade Point followed by a home game the following Friday night at the Whitsunday Sportspark against Bowen.