The Horsham Panthers were defeated by Blue Lake Knights in the Limestone Coast Rugby League

FREIGHT TRAIN: Tabertia Mooka running with the ball, about to take on Warrnambool in round two of the competition. Picture: SARAH VOISEY
FREIGHT TRAIN: Tabertia Mooka running with the ball, about to take on Warrnambool in round two of the competition. Picture: SARAH VOISEY

HORSHAM Panthers fell on its travels in round three of the Limestone Coast Rugby League to the Blue Lake Knights on Saturday.  

The Knights defeated the Panthers 38 to 18. Coach Rob Gascoyne said he was six players short, travelling interstate with 13 players. 

“We had a couple injuries and a suspension,” he said. 

Evert Taylor Hansson received a suspension in round two for inappropriate language toward an official. 

Taylor Hansson will return to the list for the Panthers round four clash.

“I was disappointed with the game and so were the boys,” Gascoyne said. 

“Our game wasn’t right from the start, we were fumbling the ball a lot.

“We will be going back to the basics, I have tried to implement some plays but I think they are confusing the guys.” 

Gascoyne said Connor Chase was the best on ground by a mile. 

“He creates gaps that other guys can’t,” he said. 

Chase scored two tries in a game of not many opportunities. 

“It was Brandon Scott’s second game and he is going to develop into a good player,” Gascoyne said.

The Panthers will take on league leaders, the Naracoorte Jets, in round four at Warrnambool. 

Five players will return to the list for round four.