Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Under-Manned Mariners Pipped at Post by Uni

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Under-Manned Mariners Pipped at Post by Uni

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FRASER Coast Mariners let victory slip from their grasp at a blustery Sunshine Coast Uni on Saturday.

The Mariners led Uni 14-0 late in the first half before the home side hit back with a converted try.

Uni piled on the points to wrest control from the undermanned Mariners, who eventually lost 33-26.

Co-coaches Trent DeVere and Adam Ebert were happy with how the side performed, but admitted they had a bit of work to do ahead of next week.

"We were ball-watching way too much and I think communication let us down," Ebert said.

"Communication is another thing we have to work on.

"There were times we weren't off the line as quickly as we should've been and we weren't moving up."

DeVere also pointed the finger at how the Mariners' defence reacted to Uni's attack, but added player unavailability took its toll.

"We need to work on that reaction time," he said.

"Just ensuring we're looking up in defence and seeing where they are on the field. …

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