Eagles unbeaten run halted at Raceview
VICTORIOUS Brothers coach Dean Daylight rated Goodna a major threat this season after his team ended the Eagles' winning run in the Ipswich Rugby League competition.
Brothers lifted their intensity after a tight first half to overrun Goodna 40-10 in yesterday's match at Raceview.
While happy his team is on the improve with three wins and two losses, Daylight praised Goodna's approach this season.
"I was pretty impressed with some of their players,'' Daylight said.
"If they stick to what they are doing, they are a pretty handy side.
"I was more impressed about their discipline and the way that they played the game.
"In years gone by, Goodna had been a team that lacked discipline and I thought if they can keep these guys together on the field, they'll do themselves proud.''
In other A-grade results yesterday, Norths produced an important 36-4 win over West End at Daniels Park and home side Swifts defeated the unpredictable Fassifern Bombers 32-30.
With some teams having a game in hand, Daylight was heartened by how Brothers are progressing.
"In the second half we started to build some momentum and got over the top of them,'' he said.
"We kept them scoreless in the second half and we started to get in a bit of rhythm.''
However, the astute coach was reluctant to rate yesterday's result his team's best win this season.
"It's up there,'' Daylight said.
"I still think we have some improvement in us.
"We need to put the game together for a full 80 minutes.''
A key factor in Brothers' win was where their points came from with six different tryscorers.
"It was very good. We're a team that don't rely on one player,'' he said. "Everybody has a role and a responsibility.
"We're starting to understand those and get in the right positions, and the points are coming.''
The coach praised five-eight Willie Oloitoa and young lock Sam Krueger for controlling the middle well.
"He's fast becoming one of our leaders, which I'm very happy with,'' the coach said of Krueger.
Krueger kicked five goals.
Daylight said it was pleasing seeing the IRL competition so even.
"I said to the guys when we were 0 and 2, the competition is a lot closer than we are. We just need to keep focused and keep working hard,'' he said.