GALLERY: Red Ants defeat hungry wolves
AS WE head towards the pointy end of the rugby league season, teams are starting to focus on finals football.
Kingaroy Red Ants A-grade coach Ryan Sullivan was happy with his team's 30-12 win over Wondai Wolves on Saturday afternoon.
His team has now enjoyed back-to-back wins, which is comforting, but Sullivan said there was still plenty of work to do coming into finals.
"It was pretty scrappy in the first half," he said.
It wasn't all one-sided as Wondai came back with a couple of tries after Kingaroy front row forward Asofono Lemalu was given 10 minutes for a shoulder charge.
But Sullivan was happy with the way his side came together with only 12 men.
"That made them talk a little bit more," he said.
Even though they took the two points, Sullivan said it wasn't until late in the second half his team started to perform well together.
"We didn't really start to hold onto the ball until the latter part of the second half," he said.
Halfback Adam Geiger made a strong impact in his first game back after a lengthy break with an injury.
Sullivan said all his players were looking forward to the next two weeks off to rest any niggling injuries while the representative games were played this weekend.
"Five of our boys will play in the under-20s," he said.
He is confident his Red Ants are in a strong position moving forward.
"We are slowly building momentum," he said.
"We are still working on putting the strongest players on the field."
In the other game, Cherbourg Hornets showed they have what it takes to contend for the end-of-season spoils.
They produced a quality performance against an understrength Murgon side to win 32-20.
Despite the loss, the Kingaroy coach said Murgon was still the team to beat in the lead-up to the finals series.
"When they are at full strength, Murgon is definitely the team to look out for," Sullivan said.
Check out all the action from the Kingaroy Red Ants versus Wondai Wolves game in our photo gallery below.