Dolphins escape with a point.
A Liam Georgetown conversion from the sideline in the shadows of fulltime has allowed the Village Motors Redcliffe Dolphins to come away from Browne Park with one competition point.
A fired up Capras side in front of a big parochial home crowd started the match strongly opening up a 10-0 lead after fifteen minutes.
The home side scored three tries from kicks which all could have been prevented had the Dolphins showed more urgency when defending kicks.
Five-eighth Ian Webster seemingly had the ball on string with a clever kicking game, very rarely putting in a kick that didn't put pressure on the Dolphins.
Delroy Berryman scored two first half tries the first following a good backline movement and the second from a long cut out pass from Luke Capewell.
The scores were locked at 14-all at halftime, but it quite easily could have been the Dolphins going to break up by twelve points.
The Dolphins blew two golden opportunities to cross for four pointers, the first when Delroy Berryman went himself with a unmarked Aaron Whitchurch on his inside and the second when Joe Bradley lost the ball over the line.
Missed opportunities aside the Dolphins missed Broncos Nick Slyney and David Hala's go forward once Petero Civoniceva was replaced.
In the second half Liam Georgetown returned to the try scoring list giving the Dolphins an 18-14 lead with half an hour play.
In previous seasons the Capras would have dropped their bundles once they fell behind but not this time, a try to Brent Williams tied the scores and Simon Gregory put them back in front and in control with twelve minutes to play.
The Capras missed a golden opportunity to extend their lead when halfback Blake Wallace missed a penalty kick twenty metres out in front of the posts minutes before the Gregory try.
Playing the majority of the second half in their own half, the Dolphins had to make sure when they made the most of their opportunities when inside the Capras 20.
It took until the 78th minute before Delroy Berryman crossed for his third try to give the Dolphins a chance to snatch an unlikely draw.
With the Capras faithful giving him plenty of stick as he lined up kick Liam Georgetown calmly slotted the goal from the sideline to tie the game up.
The Dolphins had one final crack at the Capras but a long range field goal attempt from Luke Capewell went to the right of the posts.
Best for the Dolphins were Civoniceva, Jake Marketo and on debut Jacob Mayer.
Redcliffe Dolphins 24 (Delroy Berryman 3, Liam Georgetown, Joe Bond tries: Liam Georgetown 2 goals
Central Capras 24 (Brent Williams 2, Gavin Hiscox, Simon Gregory, Jeff Russell tries: Ian Webster, Blake Wallace goals)
Referee: Clayton Sharpe
Rustic Olive Player of the Match: Petero Civoniceva
Village Motors Players Player: Delroy Berryman
Peter Leis Medal Votes:
3 - Petero Civoniceva, 2 - Jake Marketo, 1 - Joe Bradley
Fogs Cup: Rustic Olive Players Player - Tim Foster
Fogs Colts: Leading Edge Sports Players Player - Caleb Hoffmann
By Dolphins Media - April 7, 2013