Sunshine Coast sit outside the Intrust Super Cup top eight after succumbing to a rampant Redcliffe outfit on Saturday.
The Dolphins ran in four tries to the Falcons on at Sunshine Coast Stadium with the hosts unable to gain a stranglehold on the contest from the outset.
Falcons Coach Craig Ingebrigtsen was disappointed with the effort but is positive his side can turn it around.
"We weren't good enough, Redcliffe were too good for us," Ingebrigtsen said.
"We'll go back to the drawing board and keep trying hard to get some good outcomes."
Storm listed Ryan Papenhuyzen was a standout for the Falcons in the loss with Ingebrigtsen singing the praises of the fullback who assumed the number one jersey.
"For a young fella he is beyond his years with his knowledge and how he wants to learn," Ingebrigtsen said.
"We're really happy with 'Paps' he was the standout Storm guy."
Lachlan Timm also continued his strong form at reserve-grade level, leading the Falcons forward pack from the front.
"Timmsy was real aggressive and did a really good job for us," Ingebrigtsen said.
Photo courtesy of QRL Media.
Sunshine Coast Falcons 4
Tries: Jye Ballinger
Redcliffe Dolphins 26
Tries: Jonus Pearson, Nathan Watts, Tony Tumusa, Jeremy Hawkins
Goals: Bryce Donovan 5