Brahmans fall short
IN front of a vocal home crowd at the Whitsunday Sports Park, the Proserpine Brahmans put in an outstanding effort but fell just short against the Moranbah Miners on Sunday afternoon. The defending premiers from Moranbah hung on for a 30-22 win against a brave Brahmans outfit that played some exciting football in front of their home fans. Led by former Queensland State of Origin Player Josh Hannay, the Miners built a 12-0 lead after 15 minutes with Hannay kicking two sideline conversions.
The Brahmans hit back through Grant Cook five minutes later and when winger Jake Berkers crossed in the corner the Miners' lead was cut to just two. Brahmans captain/coach Adam Wright crossed early in the second to hand his side the lead but the visitors hit back with two quick tries to hold a 24-16 lead with 20 minutes remaining.
Rhys Kaka set up a grandstand finish when he barged his way over for the Brahmans to again cut the lead to two before Moranbah sealed the game with a 73rd minute try and conversion.
The Brahmans reserves were outstanding in their 46-12 win over Moranbah in Sunday's curtain-raiser. The visitors simply had no answers for the Brahmans who piled on the points in both halves to run away with a comfortable 36-point win. Sunday's loss was only the second time the Moranbah reserves have been beaten all year and the Brahmans will be full of confidence for their next game against Brothers this weekend.
Despite a gallant effort against the ladder-leading Miners, the Brahmans under-18s couldn't find their fourth win of the year at the Whitsunday Sports Park on Sunday morning.
The men from the coalfields were too good for the young Brahmans on the day, and ran home winners 24-12.