Beaudesert Warriors slide to defeat against Riverside Rebels

GREAT SPORTS: The Beaudesert Warriors were defeated 12-7 in a home match against Riverside Rebels on Friday night. Photo: File
GREAT SPORTS: The Beaudesert Warriors were defeated 12-7 in a home match against Riverside Rebels on Friday night. Photo: File

THE Beaudesert Truck and Earth-sponsored Warriors will go on the road for the next month for games after a 12-7 defeat in a home match against the Riverside Rebels on Friday night.

Coach Brendon Magee said the home team had been looking to make a up for two narrow losses in the previous two weeks on Friday night.

He said both teams had struggled in the slippery conditions caused by the late rains that afternoon.

Mr Magee said the Beaudesert forward pack dominated the earlier exchanges with strong running and defence by Ryan Lilly and Nick Lommerse.

However, the Rebels were first to open the scoring, with a well-constructed try from their backs to score next to the posts just before half time to make it 7-0.

Magee said the Beaudesert lads came back with renewed vigour after the break.

" ... It wasn't long before the backline was able to spread the ball wide and take advantage of some space on the wing and see Micah Jackson score under the posts, for his third try of season," he said.

"Joel Nilon added the extras."

The next passage of play saw the Warriors give up possession in their own 22, inviting Riverside to go on the attack again.

Magee said it was not too long before the home team were able to crash over in the corner, losing 12-7.

"The home team tried to claw its way back but through ill-discipline and poor handling, before seeing their chances slowly fade away," he said.

Magee said he was disappointed with the set piece.

"Our lineout is usually our most dangerous weapon, but (on Friday) it was more like a pop gun," he said.

"It's very disappointing when you cannot win your own lineout," he said.

Magee said he was excited with the change around in the halves, with Caleb Callaghan going to halfback and Sam Gilliland to 5/8.

"It's been good to see Sam playing with a bit more freedom and Caleb has stepped up and taken on the his new role with flying colours," Magee said.

"The return of club legend Tim Logan was also a positive. His energy around the field is contagious and he plays like a man that is 20-kilograms heavier than he is."

The Warriors go on the road for the next month before returning home for Sponsors Night on July 5 against team Brisbane Irish.

Patrons can enjoy hot foods sold for $5 or less and drinks from the club's canteen during games.

For more information about Beaudesert Warriors Rugby League Club, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/BeauyWarriors or webpage at beaudesertwarriors.com.au.

Contact Beaudesert Warriors Rugby League Club by emailing president@beaudesertwarriors.com.au or phoning 0409 394 641.