Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Raiders Stay in Touch with Top Eight after Win

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Raiders Stay in Touch with Top Eight after Win

Article excerpt

CANBERRA has kept its slim finals hopes alive following a 36-16 win over a hapless Warriors outfit.

The match was a close affair for the first 60 minutes, before the Raiders powered home in wet conditions at Mt Smart Stadium.

The result means Ricky Stuart's Green Machine remains in 10th on the ladder, four points out of the top eight.

Their task gets harder next week, however, when they take on Penrith, which has won six consecutive matches.

As for the Warriors, they gave a much better account of themselves a week after Stephen Kearney accused some of his stars of not trying against Newcastle, but the loss is now their sixth straight.

The Raiders' left edge caused all sorts of a havoc early on and they scored first points when Jarrod Croker put Nick Cotric over in the corner in the seventh minute.

Cotric soon returned the favour when he put his skipper over for a 12-point lead.

Kieran Foran's stand-in playmaker Ata Hingano sparked the Warriors in the 26th minute with a linebreak and offload which resulted in a David Fusitua four-pointer. …

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