Nick Harkin caps 100th A grade appearance with try as Beaudesert Kingfishers run out 28-14 victors over Logan

NICK Harkin capped his 100th senior appearance for Beaudesert with a try as the Kingfishers downed Logan 28-14 in their first home game of the season.

The Kingfishers conceded the first try of the match but found their way back into the contest by pinning the visitors on their own line through some crafty play.

A few booming kicks from captain and milestone man Harkin put Logan on the back foot as Jasp Leach and Geoff Klease crossed to help the Kingfishers go into half time all square at 10 apiece.

Logan, who were boasting a big pack, again came out strong in the second half but faded as the Kingfishers put on three more tries to seal the game.

Jason Smith got on the scoresheet with a solo effort to ice his first senior game before Klease grabbed a double in the final minutes to secure a convincing 14-point win for Beaudesert.

Despite the scoreline, coach Mick Harkin said his side were left with plenty of bumps and bruises.

He said the team would look to make a strong start in their next game, having struggled during the first 10 minutes against Logan.

"Our defence was also a little light on on the weekend, it wasn't as good as the week before," Harkin said.

"But they were a bigger pack.

"They were big boys and they were all a fair age too whereas all our blokes average about 23 or 22."

Harkin said his son had a grin from ear-to-ear after clinching a win in his 100th game.

"He is the captain so he controlled it really well," he said.

"He is a bit older so he controls the younger boys (and) they seem to respond to him."

Harkin's kicking game was one of the catalysts behind the team turning around a difficult start to the match.

"We kicked down field and kept them down there," coach Harkin said.

"Nick put a few kicks right into the corner and they had to come off their line, so that allowed us to get back into it.

"They only really came to life when they were attacking our line."

The Kingfishers could earn their third win in as many games when they face Rochedale this weekend, having downed Redlands 20-6 in the first game.

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