Undermanned Gaters pip Carina

The one that got away.

Those five words are all you’d need to sum up the mood In the Carina camp following their 46-32 loss to an under strength Gaters at Leo Williams Oval on Saturday.

In a match that ebbed and flowed it looked as if Carina were going to finish over the top of their opposition that had the lead for the majority of the match.

Trailing 32-18 in the 60th minute, Carina scored three tries in ten minutes to reduce the margin to just two points.

Seemingly only needing to get the ball in the opposition red zone to score again, untimely errors undid their chances.

Three dropped balls in three sets handed momentum back to Gaters, who capitalised on the field position.

Playmaker Marlon Doak stepped through the line for his hat-trick before Jarrod Watson sealed it for Gaters with a try of his own.

Carina coach Peter Edwards said a poor start where his side conceded 16 points through two long-range intercepts was to blame.

“We need to be prepared to do the hard work ... every guy played well, but we need to play better as a team,” he said.

Gaters lead 22-8 at the break, before Carina launched their first of their comebacks to bring the score back to 22-18.

“The message at halftime was just to run hard, play fast and that’s what got us back in the game,” Edwards said.

“But we seem to rolling through teams and then all of sudden we go away from that.”

While Carina was left to rue missed opportunities, the depth of an undermanned Gaters side missing around ten regulars was again on show.

The side has four wins from their opening five matches ahead of a tantalising match-up against defending premiers Ipswich.

In the second match at Leo Williams Oval, Normanby got their second win of the year with a 38-22 result over Easts Tigers.

One standout was powerhouse forward Tikiko Noke who sparked and scored a 50m try.

The prop palmed off several Tigers defenders, opening space for his outside men who got the ball back to Noke in support.

BRISBANE RIGBY LEAGUE RESULTS - ROUND 5

LOGAN BROTHERS 42 (Peter Lee 2, Jack Anderson 2, Kieran Battelley, Grayson Putu, Te Rore Puke tries; Ben Jackson 7 goals) def VALLEYS DIEHARDS 20 (Chris Neuendorf, Jeremiah Lale, Trent Williamson, David Neuendorf tries; Dan Murphy 2 goals) Emerson Park, Grange.

GATERS 46 (Marlon Doak 3, Justin Sleep 2, Tonga Hopoi Jnr, Jarrod Watson, Takai Tikinau tries; Dwayne Duncan 4, Josh Cattell 3 goals) def CARINA 32 (Paul Cullen 2, Benjamin Lanskey, Dane Chang, Benjamin Moore, Tom O’Keefe, Ash Bull tries; Benjamin Lanskey, Cameron Robertson goals) at Leo Williams Oval, Carina.

WYNNUM MANLY REDLAND CITY SEAGULLS 30 (Mitch McMillan, Hayden Crowley, Josh Marshman, Braydon Josephs, Corey Davis tries; Tyson Brookes 5 goals) def REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 22 (Evander Cummins 2, Kyle van Klaveren, Hayden Hansen tries; Jonus Pearson 3 goals) at BMD Kougari Oval.

NORMANBY HOUNDS 38 (Scott Doyle 2, Matt Trnka, Jack Walters, Tikiko Noke, Thomas Dempsey, Benjamin Faulkner, Graham Levu tries; Scott Doyle 3 goals) def EASTS TIGERS 22 (Whetu Austin, Shem Tatupu, Adam Crear, Josh Everett tries; Adam Crear 2, Mackenzie Reid goals) at Leo Williams Oval, Carina.

LADDER

Win - 3 points, Draw - 2 pts, Loss - 1 pt

 

Played

Won

Draw

Lost

Bye

For

Agnst

Pts

Gaters

5

4

0

1

0

146

88

13

Ipswich Jets*

4

4

0

0

0

152

56

12

WM Redland City

5

3

1

1

0

136

106

12

Redcliffe Dolphins

5

3

0

2

0

166

92

11

Normanby Hounds

5

2

0

3

0

90

128

9

Logan Brothers  

5

2

0

3

0

110

194

9

West Bris. Panthers*

4

2

0

2

0

110

86

8

Easts Tigers

5

1

1

3

0

111

130

8

Carina

5

1

0

4

0

94

164

7

Valleys Diehards

5

1

0

4

0

88

159

7

* West Brisbane Panthers v Ipswich Jets (Round 5) now to be played at Kev McKell Oval, Arana Hills on Saturday 16 July at 3:30pm

ROUND SIX

Saturday, May 14
Ipswich Jets v Gaters at North Ipswich Reserve, 12:45pm
Easts Tigers v Logan Brothers at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park, 12.45pm
Normanby Hounds v Carina at Purtell Park, 3pm
Valleys Diehards v Redcliffe Dolphins at Emerson Park, 4.30pm

Sunday, May 15
Wynnum Manly Redland City v West Brisbane Panthers at BMD Kougari Oval, 1pm