Basilisks worn down

BLACKWATER Basilisks couldn’t find the strength or the steam to finish the better in the Central Queensland first-grade competition, slugged 23-13 by Rockhampton Brothers in Blackwater at the weekend.

Running out on their home turf, numbers were light-on, fielding just two on the bench.

After trailing 10-6 at half-time, the early phases appeared solid before bodies started to tire.

“They were a lot bigger side and we didn’t have the fitness in the second-half,” Basilisks’ Marcus Haynes said.

In the forwards, Stu Whyte and Allan Hannah got through a lot of work for Blackwater.

The match was considered by Haynes and the Basilisks camp as one of the more winnable ones.

“We had a lot of players away, just unlucky with the week I guess,” Haynes said.

If Blackwater thought their problems were big already, they’re set to get worse with CQ’s competition leaders, Colts, ready to do battle next week.

Confidence will be the key to winning and the Basilisks may already have one-up on their opponents, with Haynes assured of a strong performance for the home crowd.

“We definitely should have a lot more players this week,” he said.

There will be an unusual theme of pink in a show of support for charity.

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