BILAMBIL'S full-back Drew Lanston (with the ball).
BILAMBIL'S full-back Drew Lanston (with the ball). Tweed Daily News/Blainey Woodham

Bilambil forwards rise above storm

AFTER a disappointing last-start loss to Currumbin, Bilambil returned to the winner's circle with a convincing 40-16 win over Hinterland Storm at Nerang yesterday.

The win was exactly the tonic the Jets needed and delighted coach Troy McCarthy described the win as one of the best performances of the year by his side.

“The players followed the game plan to the letter and everything worked perfectly,” McCarthy said.

“We were pretty down on ourselves after the loss to Currumbin so we wanted to make up for it against the Storm.

“I told our forwards to keep things tight and take it to Hinterland through the middle of the park and once we got a roll on, our attack was very targeted and outstanding - I couldn't be happier with the performance out there by all the players.”

McCarthy said the Jets needed no reminding of just where they had let themselves down in the past and were looking to deliver consistency with each game.

“We shut down the Strom in defence and then tired them out by dominating the ruck area,” McCarthy said.

“It was an outstanding effort by all our forwards and halfback Matt Nuttall and fullback Drew Lanston were able to capitalise on that in attack.”

In the lower grades, Bilambil and the Storm had a 28-all draw in reserve grade while Bilambil scored a 48-12 win in under 19s.

In other round 10 matches, Tugun smashed Beaudesert 62-0, Runaway Bay defeated Ormeau 32-8, Southport brushed aside Currumbin 32-0 and Burleigh had a hard-fought win over Parkwood 22-18.

South Tweed faced Southport went down to the Tigers 56-18 in reserve grade while their under 19 side had a confidence building 32-8 win over Southport to have them in the top five.

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