No Miner win for Brahmans in reserve-grade final
RUGBY LEAGUE: They were just too good.
That's how Moranbah Miners coach Jamie McMillan sums up his side's 30-4 defeat to the Whitsunday Brahmans in the reserve grade grand final at Mackay Stadium yesterday.
"They were too good up the middle, they were too good everywhere," McMillan said.
"We went in with a game plan but it never turned out.
"I knew it would be tough, but they wanted it more than us.
"I didn't think they would beat us by that much though."
The Brahmans' strong start set them up to a lead the Miners couldn't chase down.
"It was a bit of a whirlwind," McMillan said.
"The first half they just dominated.
"We came back a bit in the second half, but they were just too far ahead."
Despite the scoreline disparity, the two teams went into the match with one win apiece from the year's matches.
But McMillan said in the second half of the year, the young Brahmans side stepped up their game.
It was a perfect weekend with for the Brahmans, with the A-grade team following the reserves' winning form.
Club president Mick Malone said all the teams were heading to their home ground last night to celebrate the victories.