GALLERY: Capras clinch victory over northern CQ rivals
THEY got the win but coach Kim Williams was far from happy with the performance of the Rockhampton Leagues Club CQ Capras on Saturday night.
Winger Adam Henry ran in four tries as the Capras held on to score a 24-20 victory over the Mackay Cutters in the local derby played at Browne Park.
It was an important win for the Capras who needed the two points to stay in touch with the top six teams on the Intrust Super Cup ladder but Williams struggled to find too many positives.
"I'm probably as disappointed, if not more disappointed in that game even though we won than the last two losses," Williams said at the post-match media conference.
"I think it was a poorer performance than the last two away games.
"We're a team that works hard but we work really dumb to be honest and we just make it consistently harder on ourselves than it should be.
"The whole week has been focused on building pressure. They've been the two words that we've used most this week and the only pressure we built was on ourselves.
"We'll take the two points but we don't deserve them."
Williams was, however, impressed with the efforts of debutante Chanel Seigafo and Tarrant Mariner, who was playing his first game of the year for the Capras.
But he had the team's senior players in his sights, critical of their lack of composure and their inability to stick to what was a very simple game plan.
"It seems like we've got guys who would prefer to play an individual sport than be part of a team and that's extremely frustrating for everyone involved, not just coaching staff, the players out there are frustrated with that," he said.
"My main job is to win games and improve performances and I probably ticked one box today but didn't tick the other. We did not improve at all; that's a step backwards and I'm quite disappointed and probably even angry about it."
Mackay registered the first points of the game, crossing for a try in the fourth minute.
The Capras responded with Henry scoring the first of his four tries off a cutout pass from Matt Minto.
Henry scored his second and teammate Josh Mitchell his first before Mackay cut the lead to 16-14 at half-time.
Henry got his hat-trick three minutes into the second stanza but Mackay hit back five minutes later to level the scores at 20-all.
Henry was in for his fourth with just over 20 minutes of the game remaining, which sealed the match for the Capras.
The Capras are now sitting in eighth place on the ISC ladder. Their next opponents are Norths Devils, who they play at Bundaberg's Salter Oval on Saturday night.
Round 14 result
- CQ Capras 24 (Adam Henry 4, Joshua Mitchell tries; Joshua Mitchell 2 goals) def Mackay Cutters 20 (Liam Taylor, Patrick Mago, Andrew Davey tries; Liam Taylor 4 goals) at Browne Park
- Townsville Blackhawks: 21
- Burleigh Bears: 21
- Redcliffe Dolphins: 20
- PNG Hunters: 20
- Easts Tigers: 19
- Sunshine Coast Falcons: 15
- Northern Pride: 14
- CQ Capras: 14
- Souths Logan Magpies: 12
- Wynnum Manly Seagulls: 12
- Tweed Heads Seagulls: 12
- Norths Devils: 11
- Ipswich Jets: 10
- Mackay Cutters: 5