Comets hang on for spirited win
A NAT Bowman field goal mid-way through the second half handed the Central Queensland Comets their first win of the Intrust Super Cup at Browne Park on Saturday night.
Bowman's drop goal sailed through the uprights to give the home side a 13-12 lead over Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, before a spirited defensive effort helped close out the match.
In his return match for the club after a four-year hiatus, fullback Jimmy McConachy was superb at the back, constantly diffusing anything thrown his away, while second rower Ty Haynes was once again a standout.
Two tries-a-piece sent the Comets and the Seagulls into the half-time break at 12-all before Bowman steadied to break the deadlock.
Comets coach Wayne Barnett's only injury concern is centre Luke Dyer who didn't return after half-time with a knee injury.
The Comets now face Easts Tigers in Saturday afternoon's ABC televised game at Langlands Park, Brisbane.
Round 6 Intrust Super Cup: Central Comets 13 (G Ford, T Latu tries; I Webster 2 goals; N Bowman field goal) def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 12 (M Grieve, J Granville tries; M Seamark 2 goals)