Christopher Ash injured his ankle in Brothers' win over West End on Saturday night.
Christopher Ash injured his ankle in Brothers' win over West End on Saturday night. Rob Williams

Brothers half goes down in Bulldogs win

AN ANKLE injury to star half Chris Ash soured Brothers' 26-18 win over West End at Daniel's Park on Saturday night.

Ash left the field nursing the opposite ankle to the one he has had troubles with previously.

Assistant coach Dean Daylight is optimistic Ash will be fit to play Brothers' next match in two weeks, but it is unlikely he turns out for Ipswich in the Chairman's Challenge.

"We've got this week off due to the SEQ carnival, and we're confident he'll be right for the week after,” Daylight said.

Brothers led 20-4 at half-time and 26-8 inside an hour, before West End mounted a late fightback.

Daylight said his side needed to better arrest the momentum swings in matches.

"We got off to a great start, but we came out in the second half and didn't execute,” he said. "It's a pattern with us at the moment. Sometimes winning provides a facade. It disguises the dropped balls and missed tackles.

"We still have a long way to go.”

RLI Round 10: Brothers Ipswich 26 def. West End Bulldogs 18 at Daniel's Park, West End.