Image Credit: Level Eleven Photography Australia | Original Article: Warren Lynam for Sunshine Coast Daily.
He's overseen some impressive performances during the past couple of seasons but coach Craig Ingebrigtsen says the Sunshine Coast's gutsy display against Redcliffe was the best win he's had at the club.
The Falcons staved off the state league powerhouse 28-24 at Bokarina on Saturday to move into second place on the 14-team ladder through 18 of 25 rounds.
It was a remarkable showing from the host, given it was without a host of regular players through injury, suspension and NRL commitments.
"I'm over the moon to be honest," the coach said.
"I'm full of admiration for the 17 blokes who put on that jersey. I'm really proud of them and the coaching staff who worked overtime during the week."
"It's the best win I've had at this club."
Ingebrigtsen took the helm prior to last year's campaign and steered the side to the preliminary final before continuing the good form this season.
But this game was something else.
"That's a bigger win than the semi-final win (over Papua New Guinea), just with the personnel we had," he said.
"It just all fell into place. It was a real grind and it was great."
Even when centre Chris Lewis left the field after a heavy knock, the Falcons showed stern resistance.
Hooker Alex Bishop, who had been put on notice last week for some sub-poor outings, was particularly inspiring.
"He was outstanding. He was under the pump big-time (leading into the game) but he was really good," the coach said.
"He aimed up ... he's still the player we thought he was."
Forwards Martin Cordwell and Harrison Muller were tenacious while Liam McDonald and captain Dane Hogan were influential.
The latter motivated his charges with try-saving tackles.
"It was an incredible effort and there were three or four of those efforts on Saturday night that had to be seen to be believed," Ingebrigtsen said.
That the win came against the competition's third-placed glamour team was a bonus.
"It was big brother (against) little brother. They're a quality club and quality team and if we get them again we're going to have to be ready because that (result) will hurt them."
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