Easts Tigers let slip a chance to move into the top four of the Intrust Super Cup after losing to Souths Logan Magpies 20-10 on Sunday.
Scores were level in the first half before the Magpies added another two answered tries after the break to seal the win.
With top four rivals PNG Hunters and Townsville Blackhawks also losing, the defeat resulted in an opportunity lost for Easts.
“It was a good arm wrestle in the first half but in the second half we just didn’t execute well,” Tigers coach Scott Sipple said.
“We didn’t execute well and just dropped too much ball. It hurt us, we had a number of opportunities to score a try but we just dropped it at the last pass.
“It was a disappointing result, we could have jumped to third if we had of won but it was a poor performance.”
Storm players Francis Tualau and Slade Griffin were strong all day, playing tirelessly for much of the contest.
“They were both very good,” Sipple said.
“Frank had strong courage, Slade was tradesman like again and only came off because he started cramping up.
“They punched out a fair few minutes and were both very strong up the middle.”
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 20 (Nikau Taukiri Te-Rupe 2, Cameron Booth, George Fai tries; Bradley Frith 2 goals) def EASTS TIGERS 10 (Jack Schaffer, Mathew Pitman tries; Brent Warr goal) at Davies Park.