Dolphins aim to hit back after a rare loss
THE Ray White Noosa Dolphins are looking to rediscover form when they front up against Maroochydore at Sunshine Beach on Saturday.
Having undergone some soul searching after the convincing defeat at the hands of new ladder leaders Caloundra last weekend, the Dolphins have refocused on improved defensive patterns and decision making under pressure.
"We committed too many defensive lapses against a very impressive Caloundra attack and that allowed the pressure to mount,” said Noosa coach Michael Phelan.
"We cannot make that amount of errors and expect to win against a side like them. They are clear title favourites this year having defeated us both times we have played, but our boys know that they have the skill to match them,” Phelan said.
The challenge is not made any easier for the Ray White Dolphins with the absence of captain Brandon Mayhew and prop David Grant both on Queensland Country duties for the next two weeks which sees the promotion of Tyler Searle to the starting line up in his debut run on game and the return from injury of Rhys Carroll.
While not having the experience of Mayhew, Phelan says Carroll has been there before and well and truly held his own.
A grade kicks off at 3.30pm Dolphin Oval, Sunshine Beach.