Eels keep their finals hopes alive with solid win

With their season on the line, the Eels have upstaged a Brisbane side without Darren Lockyer, with an entertaining 30-14 win at Suncorp Stadium.

Playing to save their season, the Eels had too much class and flair for a Brisbane side that desperately missed club stalwart Darren Lockyer.

It was a win that the Eels deserved with the departing Feleti Mateo instrumental in attack causing all sorts of problems for the Broncos defense.

The play of the game however belonged to Eels winger Luke Burt who scored a fantastic solo try following a Mateo pass. Burt ran 30 metres with the ball, before chipping over the top of Broncos fullback Josh Hoffman, to re-gather the ball and plant it down to score the try that ultimately sealed the win for the Eels.

The win was extra special for the Eels however as captain Nathan Cayless broke the record for most games as captain of one club.

“We really dug deep”, says Eels skipper Nathan Cayless.
“We played to our potential tonight, we’ve been disappointing”.
“We’ve kept our season alive”.|

Eels coach Daniel Anderson who was unaware of any rumours that his job was in jeopardy praised his Eels side for bouncing back after a poor second half showing last week.

“We’re pretty banged up, but we’re happy”, says coach Daniel Anderson.

Brisbane coach Ivan Henjak didn’t have much to say and he offered no excuses for the Broncos poor play.

“They were good, they were desperate but we didn’t execute some things”, says Broncos coach Ivan Henjak.

“They were better than us”.

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