Dysart's winning streak cut short
IT HAS taken 16 rounds of football but finally Dysart Bulls’ lengthy winning streak has come to an end in the Central Highlands competition, after a 46-12 loss to Peak Downs Pirates in Middlemount at the weekend.
In the Dysart dressing room, the mood was understandably sombre after the top-of-the-table clash.
“They boys were pretty shattered,” Bulls coach Bill Devine said.
“A lot of the points were scored in the last 10 minutes.
“But we’re not panicking.
“We’ll bounce back and hopefully consolidate for this week.”
Questioned as to how long he thought his Dysart outfit could maintain an unblemished record in the 2011 competition, Devine said he had a feeling their time was up running into last week’s game.
“Sometimes you can sense it; everyone was a lot quieter,” Devine said, describing the side’s pre-game preparation.
“I was reasonably confident we would go through to the end undefeated but if any side was going to beat us, it was Tieri.
“They’ve got a very talented squad and if you let them dominate, they’ll clamp down hard.
“They were the better side.”
Pirates coach Mitch Wyatte said the win did not come without sacrifice, with plenty of miles put in over the weeks prior to achieve the result at the weekend.
“We have been working hard at training and now it’s starting to pay off,” he said.
“It was a really tough, physical game and a lot closer than what it looks by the score.”