CQU four short of A-grade century

By DARRYN NUFER ? CQU Norths Chargers coach Daryl Horstman could afford to joke after yesterday's 96-10 drubbing of Tannum Sands in round 7 Central Queensland Extended League A-grade action at Browne Park.

In reference to the scorers he said: "They were probably more exhausted than our players.''

Chargers five-eighth Bradley Cameron and lock Paul Albury each bagged hat-tricks in the 17-try demolition.

Ben Toby, Clint Wallace and Joel Garrick collected doubles.

Albury, who replaced injured skipper James Waterton, earned special praise from Horstman.

"He was probably our best today,'' Horstman said.

Things didn't go according to plan early for the Chargers. "In the first half our completion rate was woeful,'' Horstman said.

"I think the only sets we completed were the ones where we scored.''

That changed in the second half with the Chargers com- pletion rate about 70% and it told on the scoreboard as they extended the 34-10 half-time lead.

In the other game yesterday, Gladstone Brothers defeated Fitzroy-Gracemere 42-14 at Rockhampton's Saleyards Park to remain in second position on the competition table behind CQU Norths Chargers.

On Saturday, Wallabys defeated Yeppoon 40-24 at Marley Brown Oval and Rockhampton Brothers held onto a share of third position after accounting for Biloela 48-34 at the same venue.

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