Brahmans dominate crocs
THE Whitsunday Brahmans remain in fourth spot on this year’s Skills Training Mackay A Grade ladder after a 38-20 win over the Sarina Crocodiles at Ray Edwards Oval on Sunday.
The Brahmans find themselves behind Moranbah, Wests and Souths who have shown that they are the teams to beat this season.
The Brahmans returned to the winner’s circle this week with an 18 point victory that was far from convincing in the eyes of captain-coach Adam Wright.
Having raced out to a 12 point lead early in the encounter, the Brahmans let their opponents back in the match to be level at 16-all just before half time.
Although the side put in a more dominate performance in the second half, Wright said his side had to work on putting the result beyond doubt as early as possible.
"We just made too many mistakes," he said.
"I thought we controlled the game the whole way, we just should of put them away earlier. We could of put two more tries on them in the first half and that would’ve been the end of them.
"We’ve just got to work on that."
In wet conditions at Sarina’s home ground, it was left to the Brahmans forwards to lay the platform for their backs.
With this in mind, the Brahmans best were lock Dave Eggleton, hooker Jerome Kutia and interchange player Junior Afualo who put in a solid performance after returning from a knee injury.
With the Brahmans now back in the winners circle, Wright said it was important they keep their momentum going with wins over Norths and Mackay Magpies in the coming weeks.
"In the next two weeks we should have two good wins," he said.
The Whitsunday Brahmans will play Norths at Les Stagg Oval on Saturday at 6pm.
The day is a sponsors day and Wright said he hoped to see great support from the community to see the Brahmans continue to climb the premiership ladder in 2011.