NOWHERE TO GO: Gladstone’s Emily Demaine attempts to power through the combined tackle by the Yeppoon defence.
NOWHERE TO GO: Gladstone’s Emily Demaine attempts to power through the combined tackle by the Yeppoon defence. Brenda Strong GLAFOOT

Raidettes on a roll delivered a 40-point win over Yeppoon

THE crowd at Marley Brown didn't expect to see so much grunt from the Gladstone Raidettes Women's Rugby League match at the weekend.

On Saturday the 19-strong team delivered a 40-point thrashing against Yeppoon, 46-6, off the back of a 32-point victory against the Central Highlands last week.

Carrying the game until the final siren, Raidettes coach Glenn Butcher said the players fought well for the win.

"They jumped out of the box quickly in the beginning and didn't slow down until the end of the match," Butcher said.

Standout Raidettes players included Chelsea Baker, Jenna Corte and Nadine Day, who all scored tries in the match.

Butcher said his team started to lose steam approaching half time but managed to bounce back for a strong finish.

"We'd scored a few tries in the first half of the match to bring the score at halftime to 24-nil," Butcher said.

"After halftime we powered through until the end."

Butcher said the Raidettes took advantage of Yeppoon's lack of players. "The ladies did really well this week. We're quite comfortable but we're not going to rest on our laurels," he said.

"I was impressed that so many people had come out to watch. They seemed surprised at the game they were watching." Butcher said.

Next week the Raidettes have the bye, but are hoping to work towards a win against Fitzroy in Rockhampton.