Big lapses in CQ Capras defence results in dramatic loss
CENTRAL Queensland Capras coach Jason Hetherington singled out his side's poor decision making and loose carries as the main catalysts for the 48-12 defeat against Souths on Saturday.
Hetherington highlighted the ill-discipline on display by his team which curtailed any meaningful pressure the Capras were able to place on the Magpies.
"We didn't play with enough energy or enthusiasm," Hetherington said.
"It was a disappointing effort. Souths scored some easy points due to big lapses in our defence."
An increase in ball possession enabled Souths to pile on four tries to one in the first half, extending their 18 point lead into a 36-point victory at fulltime.
CQ looked good in the opening 20-minutes with a 12th minute try to Russell Webber, followed by a couple of near misses to Capras wing Tarrant Marriner.
But that would prove to be the last time the Capras troubled the scorers until late in the game as the Magpies took complete control.
"We had a try disallowed in the first half which hurt us a little bit," Hetherington said.
"But it was our discipline, or lack of, that really cemented an easy pathway for Souths."
Having disposed of the Burleigh Bears with a controlled second half performance last week, the Capras were eager for another strong finish in the final 40 minutes.
But their comeback prospects were almost immediately snuffed out when Souths Scott Doyle strolled over for an easy try.
"We put in an outstanding team effort last weekend, but we broke down into individuals going one out and that hurt us in both attack and defence on Saturday," Hetherington said.
"We needed to come out with the same desire and attitude we had against Burleigh."
Hetherington commended efforts from his second-rowers with Garrett Field scoring a late consolation try in his first run for the season.
"He was nice and aggressive all game and made his best attempts to stick it to them," he said.
"Russell Webber made some good metres and Tarrant Mariner had some strong carries.
"But our combinations broke down, working against each other instead of together."
The Capras will look to bounce back when they host the Ipswich Jets at Browne Park this weekend.
"Our attitude needs to be turned around, especially against Ipswich," Hetherington said.
"They are a very fast outfit so I will have to look at our selection."
INTRUST SUPER CUP
Souths Logan Magpies 48 (Josh Damen, Samisoni Vaioleti, Matt Trnka, Herschel Gideon, Mitch Garbutt, Scott Doyle, Travis Waddell, Sam Gardel tries; Scott Doyle 7, Dylan Taikato-Simpson goals) def CQ Capras 12 (Russell Webber, Garrett Field tries; Matt Minto 2 goals) at Gary Larson Oval, Miriam Vale.