UNSTOPPABLE: Michael Giles proves to be too sting for Thomas McDowell.
UNSTOPPABLE: Michael Giles proves to be too sting for Thomas McDowell. Claudia Williams

GALLERY: Mustangs coach impressed by fight shown by Wolves

MUSTANGS coach Paul Brunjes was pleased with his side's strong start in the A-grade clash against Wondai at the weekend, but said the Wolves made them fight for their 30-22 win.

"It was a good start but didn't go too far after that and Wondai played pretty good all day,” Brunjes said.

"We didn't drop a lot of ball in our own end but we hardly completed when we were going for their line.”

The Mustangs suffered two injuries, with lock Neil Stanley copping a broken arm and forward Kyal Dennis knocked out during the game.

While both will be out next week, Brunjes said he hoped Stanley would be fit to play in the grand final if the team qualified to play.

Brunjes was impressed by the Wolves' game, especially the effort of Steven Watcho, Michael Ray and Jack McDowell.

"They were up for the game and played really good, they are always very competitive,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kingaroy Red Ants forfeited to the Cherbourg Hornets in the other A-grade game of the round.