Hornets sting, Mustangs hold on
RUGBY LEAGUE: No team likes to lose at home but that was the case for the Kingaroy Red Ants on Saturday.
The Cherbourg Hornets claimed the win 48-38 points proving they have wahat it takes coming off the back of a loss at home the previous week against the Mustangs.
President of the Kingaroy club Wayne Frohloff said it was disappointing to be three rounds into the season without a win on the board but believes the Red Ants still have the potential to go far this season.
"If we can get everyone there it will make a big difference,” he said.
"The Easter break will be good for us because we have niggling injuries and players that haven't been available.”
According to Frohloff Saturday's game was the one that got away.
"We were up by 20 at one stage but let it slip and I think it came down to match fitness,” he said.
In the other game of the day the Murgon Mustangs had the winning edge over the Wondai Wolves on their home ground.
Mustangs co-coach Paul Brunjes said the team played the best 25 minutes he has seen in a long time with team making no mistakes and completing their sets.
The scoreline reflected the effort with Murgon leading 28-4 at half-time but Brunjes said the team dropped the ball in the second half and it showed.
"We made no mistakes up until that point and after that on first tackle we were dropping the ball and you are not going to go too far in any competition if you do that,” he said.
Brunjes said losing front rower Sam Fuller to a hamstring strain in the second half put the team on the back foot.
Both Brunjes and Frohloff were proud to see strong home crowds rallying around their teams.
"They all love playing at home, it is a big thing for them, and there was a good crowd there,” Brunjes said.
South Burnett players will travel to Mundubbera on Saturday to take on the Central Burnett side for a spot in the Burnett Brahmans.
The South Burnett Rugby League A-grade competition will return on April 27.