Caloundra defeat Maroochydore in third round of 2020 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union season

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

August 15, 2020
Caloundra 35
Maroochydore 21
Lighthouse Park
A line-out play during the game.
Image: Patrick Gillett.

On Saturday, Caloundra defeated Maroochydore in round 3 of the 2020 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union season.

"I am [pretty happy with that]", Caloundra coach Geoff Ingram said. "We made a lot of ground on where we were [in the] last couple of weeks. [...] Set piece and breakdown, they've been the two missing pieces [in the] last couple of weeks. We got away with it against Uni [in round 1] but [against] Noosa [in round 2], we didn't. They beat us well. It was probably a set piece was the weak point against Uni, and then [the] breakdown was the issue against Noosa. They were good good couple of early lessons and we made big ground on that gap today."

Maroochydore captain Sam Marshall lamented his side's close loss.

"Yeah, it didn't come our way, we had a few silly mistakes", Marshall said. "A couple of yellows [and] disciplines. [...] We're training really well together, as a unit we're gelling. We're just bringing silly mistakes and errors on to the field. I think those are things we have to work on."

The home side was on the receiving end of two yellow cards, leaving Ingram unimpressed. "One of them was questionable. But there's a lazy high shot from Kauri at the end which was a fair yellow, the other one probably not."