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Bookends Jon Green and David Hala have laid the platform for the Dolphins to defeat the Central Queensland Capras 42-10 at Browne Park on Saturday night.

The two Broncos contracted props led from the front in the wet conditions with Hala carrying five Capras defenders over the line for the opening try.

An early run of possession and good field position saw the Dolphins build pressure on the Capras and skip out to an 18-0 lead following tries to Hala, Zach Strasser and Marty Hatfield in the opening 20 minutes.

The Capras weren't about to throw in the towel and struck back with a try of their own to Brent Crisp in the 31st minute when Brett Coutts fumbled a chip kick.

After a disappointing start for the home side,  the back end of the first half saw them enjoy their share of possession and penalties that the Dolphins enjoyed at the beginning of the match.

However the Capras couldn't crack the Dolphins defensive line and the Dolphins went to the break leading 18-6.

Central Queensland started the second half well looking set to score only to see the final pass go to ground.

Working their way back into the game the Dolphins went close to scoring twice with Harley Aiono and Jon Green both being held up over the line.

In the 53rd minute Green made no mistake taking the Dolphins lead out to 24-6.

The Capras weren't done with yet with 20 minutes to go Hughie Stanley pounced on a Nick Ritter kick and ran 65 metres to score.

With the score at 24-10 the Dolphins were far from having the victory secured. 

In the first round the Capras came from behind to secure a draw while the Dolphins also had been run down by the Hunters and Souths in other second round matches.

If the Dolphins staff were worried about a possible comeback the players certainly weren't.

They just got straight back into the task at hand defending strongly causing the Capras to turn the ball over.

The Dolphins also finished the match strongly in attack with Brett Coutts, Harley Aiono and Adrian Davis all crossing for tries in the final 15 minutes.

While the big men paved the way it was the little men that caused with Cameron Cullen, Adrian Davis and Alex Bishop all having strong games.

"I was happy with our defence both of their tries had an element of luck to them coming off kicks," Dolphins coach Troy Lindsay said.

It was the first time since May the Dolphins had one back-to-back matches and the will next week be looking to make it three wins in a row for just the second time this season.

REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 42 (Adrian Davis, Brett Coutts, Marty Hatfield, Zach Strasser, David Hala, Jon Green, Harley Aiono tries; Adrian Davis 6, Jake Marketo goals) def CQ CAPRAS 10 (Hughie Stanley, Brent Crisp tries; Shannon Rupapere goal) at Browne Park.

Final teams

CQ Capras: 20. Marty Mitchell 2. Hayden Buckman 3. Smith Samau 4. Hughie Stanley 5. Rhys Williams 6. Reece Baker 7. Shannon Rupapere 8. Rajan Opetaia-Halls 9. Tom McKenzie 10. Andrew Dale 11. Guy Williams 12. Mitch Zornig 13. Gavin Hiscox (c) 14. Todd Russell 15. Sam Madden 16. Arlin Paki 18. Brent Crisp

Redcliffe Dolphins: 1. Adrian Davis 2. Misi Pesamino 3. Nick Ritter 4. Brett Coutts 5. Marty Hatfield (c) 6. Zach Strasser 7. Cameron Cullen 8. David Hala 9. Alex Bishop 10. Jon Green (c) 11. Jake Marketo 12. Dalton Phillips 13. Tom Geraghty 18. Harley Aiono 15. Joe Bradley 16. Christian Morris 17. Martin Cordwell

Acknowledgement of Country

Queensland Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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