Min­ers dig up A-grade win

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT - Peter Carruthers Peter.Carruthers@ news­re­gional­me­dia.com.au

THE Whit­sun­day Brah­mans al­ways knew the four-hour drive to Mo­ran­bah to take on the Min­ers was go­ing to be a tough out­ing.

Step­ping up against a full strength A-grade side the boys went to the break down 18–0.

Wag­ing a sec­ond-half come­back the Brah­mans scored more points in the sec­ond stanza of play but it was not enough to take the win.

The final score was 34–18 to the Min­ers.

Brah­mans man­ager Bryce Fraser said the team was dis­ap­pointed with the re­sult.

“We did go out there with seven play­ers out of the A-grade side. But we still felt the team could get the job done,” he said.

Cap­i­tan Phil Ra­m­age, scored his first try of the sea­son and vet­eran Craig Snell also scored a good try.

Snell has been play­ing A-grade footy in Townsville for years but made his de­but for the Brah­mans on Satur­day.

Fraser said Snell was dam­ag­ing off the bench and was joined by David Kay and Isaac Richard­son as stand­out per­form­ers against the Min­ers.

In the end Fraser put the loss down to “too many er­rors in our own half and we al­lowed them to hold our line un­der pres­sure”.

“We need to wipe that game from our mem­ory and fo­cus on the final few rounds of the sea­son,” Fraser said.

He said the re­serve grade boys had a cracker of a match, which came down to a field goal in the final min­utes.

“It was a tough loss for them and they de­served the win,” Fraser said.

The final score was 22–23.

PHOTO: DANE LILLINGSTONE

STAND­OUT: David Kay (pic­tured cen­tre at a pre­vi­ous Brah­mans match) was one of the stand­out play­ers dur­ing Satur­day’s game against the Min­ers in Mo­ran­bah.

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