To destroy Pride in dazzling try-a-thon
It was Anderson’s second half special that sealed the result for the Jets, who were better than the Pride – but not 28 points better.
The Pride only trailed 30-20 before Anderson, signed with Brisbane next season, produced an impressive play.
A former Queensland soccer representative, Anderson’s special began on his own half- way line when he received a pass and chipped it ahead in one motion.
He then kicked another three times before picking it up in-goal and scoring.
“Carlin can do things very few people can do and I know that is a throwaway line from most coaches but it really applies to Carlin,” Jets cocoach Ben Walker said.
“Having said that, we have such belief in this squad that Carlin’s position isn’t safe. We have a lot of talent that can’t make the team.”
Walker said the game plan was simple.
“If we score 54 points, we are a good chance of winning,” he said.
“I thought our defence was good enough to allow our at-
team’s tack to shine. We know our attack is always good enough and our defence is good enough too but it is something we need to focus on.”
Walker said that the Jets would not change their unconventional methods during the finals.
The Townsville Blackhawks will face the PNG Hunters in the major semi-final.