Heartbreak for Brahmans
AFTER leading for the majority of the game the Proserpine Brahmans were unlucky not to record their first win of the season, losing out to Souths 22-18 on Sunday.
The Brahmans came charging out of the blocks to build an early lead and were on course for an unlikely victory against the competition heavyweights.
With five minutes to go Souths thrilled their home fans with a late try that handed them the game despite being outplayed for large periods of the match.
"We did everything but win the game. The effort was there, everyone played their roles well but we just didn't take the game away from them when we had the chances," playing Coach Adam Wright said.
"Credit to all the boys for the improved performance. I thought Dean Connell was great again at fullback and our front rowers Jason Back and James Webb had outstanding games."
An undermanned Brahmans team were outclassed by Souths at Shark Park on Sunday, going down 52-4.
Souths proved why they are undefeated so far this season scoring 10 tries to one on their way to a 48-point win.
Coach Paul Maxwell was happy his team was able to compete with Souths at various stages of the game and remained confident despite their slow start to the year.
"We are improving every week, everyone is working hard in training and I'm sure we will string some wins together as the season goes on."
Maxwell praised the efforts of tireless forwards Hugh Middleton, Zach Reid, Adam Smith and was also impressed with Chris McEwan, Jerome Jones and his team's only try-scorer Harry Poid.
The under 18 Brahmans gave their all but were no match for Souths on Sunday who ran out comfortable winners 36-4 in front of their home crowd.
The 32-point win was Souths fifth victory from as many games this year and the Brahmans managed only one try compared to the home team's seven. All three teams will be confident of posting wins at home this weekend at Les Stagg Oval against the Magpies with the women's kicking off at 2pm, then the under 18s at 3.30pm, reserve grade at 5pm and finally the A grade at 7pm.