QCup Rd 19 Central 10 Burleigh 23
Bears played the majority of Saturday night's Intrust Super Cup match with 12 men on the field but still managed to secure a 23-10 victory over the Central Capras.by NRL
Bears played the majority of Saturday night's Intrust Super Cup match with 12 men on the field but still managed to secure a 23-10 victory over the Central Capras.
With powerhouse forward Brenton Lawrence sent off for an alleged head butt inside the opening 15 minutes, the Bears were forced to dig deep against the committed Capras.
"I'm extremely proud of them to be honest," new Bears coach Carl Briggs said.
"They really dug in for each other."
Briggs felt his team probably would have won more comfortably had Lawrence stayed on the field, but he said it was the type of win that would build character at the club.
Despite being well out of finals contention, the Bears have set their sights on finishing the season with a string of wins.
"We're trying to take a leaf out of what Easts did last year," Briggs revealed.
"They finished the season strongly and look where they are now."
Having secured back-to-back wins for just the second time this year, the Bears will now be out to continue the roll in their final three games against Souths Logan, Wynnum Manly and the Sunshine Coast.
They could potentially finish the season on a more respectable 18 premiership points.
The Capras remain in 10th spot on nine points, but the rebuilding Rockhampton club could again take plenty of positives form another strong effort.
The home team conceded three early tries to trail 16-0 at half-time but they made a game of it with second half tries from Russell Webber and Brent Williams.
Burleigh halfback Todd Seymour put the result beyond doubt with a 76th minute field goal.
Central captain Tim Glasby produced another quality performance for the Capras, who finish their encouraging season with matches against Tweed Heads, Souths Logan and the Easts Tigers.
"He's a quality footballer," Briggs said of the Melbourne Storm bound prop.
BURLEIGH BEARS 23 (Dan Kerr, Jamie Dowling, Shane Gray, Danny Kerr tries; Jordan Rankin 3 goals; Todd Seymour field goal) def CQ CAPRAS 10 (Brent Williams, Russell Webber tries; Tyron Cranston goal) at Browne Park.
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