An 80th minute try to the Cutters sealed a 26-18 win over the Northern Pride in Cairns, but it was ultimately goal kicking and penalty that proved the difference in the weekend’s TV game.
Both sides scored 4 tries, but it was the superior goal kicking of Mackay’s Jack Joass that proved the difference as his Northern Pride counterpart only kicked one of his four attempts.
The Northern Pride did well to get back into the game, as they were down 18-0 after 35 minutes, after Mackay’s Yamba Bowie scored the first of his two tries in the 8th minute. The Pride scored just before half time to reduce the score to 18-4 at half time. Their next three tries made the game very interesting as with just 10 minutes to go the Pride were within two points. They couldn’t break through or stop the Cutters last minute try.
It was a great follow up for the Cutters after their huge win at Bishop Park last weekend. They remain one of two other teams that are in a reasonable enough position and form to push for the Top 6 finals spots. The Pride remain in the bottom three.
MACKAY CUTTERS 26
Tries: Yamba Bowie (8m), Cooper Bambling (20m), Yamba Bowie (33m), Aaron Booth (80m)
Goals: Jack Joass 4/4 Conv, 1 Pen
NORTHERN PRIDE 18
Tries: Nathan Wales (38m), Kienan Grogan-Hayes (44m), Graham Clark (60m), Shawn Bowen (70m)
Goals: Bradley Stephen 1/4 Conv
1. Kienan Grogan-Hayes 2. Shawn Bowen 3. Bradley Stephen 4. Gideon Gela-Mosby 5. Marcus Jensen 6. Jordan Biondi-Odo 7. Ryan Ghietti (c) 8. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs 9. Connor Jones 10. William Bugden 11. Nathan Wales 12. Graham Clark 13. Patrick Mago 14. Colin Wilkie 15. Troy Kapea 16. Darryn Schonig 17. Tom Hancock 18. Keelan White
Coach: Ty Williams
1. Jack Joass 2. Yamba Bowie 3. Kellen Jenner 4. Jordan Pereira 5. Johnny Faletagoa’i 6. Nicho Hynes 7. Cooper Bambling 8. Braden Uele 9. Aaron Booth 10. Nicholas Brown 11. Andrew Davey 12. Setaimata Sa 13. Thomas Murphy (c) 14. Jacob Pottinger 15. Bennett Leslie 16. Kouma Samson 17. Leonati Feiloakitau-Fetuani 18. Jack Blagbrough
Coach: Steve Sheppard
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