KEEP ON GOING: Proserpine Brahmans player Matty Lade looks ahead as Magpie players catch-up to him at last Saturdays match at Les Stagg Oval.
KEEP ON GOING: Proserpine Brahmans player Matty Lade looks ahead as Magpie players catch-up to him at last Saturdays match at Les Stagg Oval.

Big win for Brahmans tribute

THE Whitsunday Brahmans sent out a stern warning to close rivals Souths with a 62-6 demolishing of the Mackay Magpies at Les Stagg Oval on Saturday.

The Brahmans leap-frogged their southern rivals ahead of their encounter in Mackay this weekend.

The Brahmans wore black arm bands and paid tribute to former junior clubman Sam Faust with a minute of silence prior to kick-off.

With the thought of "Faustie’s" toughness in the back of their minds, the Brahmans A Grade side proved they don’t like to lose at home.

The home side raced out of the blocks to lead by 40 points at half time.

They continued to dominate the match in the second stanza with the Magpies only breaking their strong defensive line late in the match for a consolation try.

Brahmans captain-coach Adam Wright said he was very impressed with his side’s performance to keep their losing record at home to only a single game.

"We probably clicked for the first time this year," he said.

"We just controlled it from the get go."

Dan Welsh played his first A Grade game for the year and was a stand out along with Michael Newman and Tim Miller.

While the Brahmans enjoyed the taste of victory last weekend, Wright said his side knew the importance of continuing their good form in their clash with Souths this Sunday.

With a win over the Magpies, the Brahmans sit in outright third spot ahead of the reigning premiers who are

Wright said the Brahmans would go into the clash with up to six players from last weekend’s winning side unavailable due to injury or work commitments.

Despite this he said he was confident to take a strong side to face off against Souths.

"We’ve still got to put a capable side on the field," he said.

"We still have a quality squad."

Wright said a win over Souths would help to put a stranglehold on third position.

 

Dan Welsh played his first A Grade game for the year and was a stand out along with Michael Newman and Tim Miller.

While the Brahmans enjoyed the taste of victory last weekend, Wright said his side knew the importance of continuing their good form in their clash with Souths this Sunday.

With a win over the Magpies, the Brahmans sit in outright third spot ahead of the reigning premiers who are in fourth.

Wright said the Brahmans would go into the clash with up to six players from last weekend’s winning side unavailable due to injury or work commitments.

Despite this he said he was confident to take a strong side to face off against Souths.

"We’ve still got to put a capable side on the field," he said.

"We still have a quality squad."

Wright said a win over Souths would help to put a stranglehold on third position.

This weekend will also provide the Brahmans reserves with an opportunity to get back in the winner’s circle after they suffered a heart-breaking 32-30 loss to the Magpies on the weekend.

The reserves were hoping to post their second win in a row and looked on target to do so as they raced out to a 10-0 lead.

This came to an end though when the home side let their opposition back into the match through poor ball control and a lack of determination.

In the end the reserves left it too late to fight back after letting Magpies peg their way in front.

Captain-coach Craig Korn said this weekend would be another tough task for his side but said he was hopeful that he would have a strong squad to take down to Mackay this weekend.

The Brahmans will play at 2pm this Sunday in Mackay following the reserves at 12pm.


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