Yeppoon rally succeeds

By AARON KELLY aaron.kelly@capnews.com.au

A 12-MAN Yeppoon outfit has kept its Central Queensland Extended League finals aspirations alive after a thrilling 42-38 comeback win over Biloela at Yeppoon's Webb Oval yesterday.

Trailing by two points in the final minute, Yeppoon five-eighth Mitch Wyatte darted down the blindside before weaving his way through the Biloela defence to score near the posts.

"It was a big play,'' a relieved Yeppoon coach Graeme White said.

In a see-sawing affair, Yeppoon hooker Mick Esdale, returning from Comets duties, was sent off in the 35th minute for a high tackle.

He is now unavailable for Central's round 15 Queensland Cup clash against Norths at Rockhampton's Browne Park on Saturday night.

White said it was a must-win game for his team, now only two points outside the top five.

"We were behind the pump heading into this game,'' White said.

"Now we just need to keep winning.''

Yeppoon captain Corey Munns and his Biloela counterpart Paul Pyziakos both led by example while Comets vicecaptain Jade Wogand was all class, scoring two tries and landing five conversions.

Round 14 (July 3): Sunday ? Tannum Sands v Valleys (Tannum Sands), Gladstone Brothers v Biloela (Marley Brown), Yeppoon v Fitzroy-Gracemere (Webb Oval), Rockhampton Brothers v CQU Norths (Victoria Park), Wallabys bye.



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