Easts Tigers have slipped back into the race for the finals after falling to a 42-18 defeat at the hands of Wynnum Manly.
The disappointing loss leaves the Tigers clinging to sixth spot by only points difference.
They had a 100% completion rate in the first half but were unable to make it count and trailed 18-6 at the break before being overpowered.
Jeremy Hawkins and Young Tonumaipea were the two Storm players who took part in the match.
Easts now face a crucial home game against Burleigh Bears next Sunday and have plenty to work on before then.
“We’ve got a lot of injuries and we’ve got a pretty small side at the moment, we’ve lost a lot of size in the last few weeks,” Easts coach Scott Sipple said.
“But our attitude is the thing that needs the biggest change, we’ve got two games to go and if we compete we’ll be in them.
“We’ve got two home games now so hopefully we can win one of those and make a semi.”