Within five minutes of the round 12 match, the Dolphins’ Nathan Watts effortlessly registered his team’s first try of the evening, thanks to a lack of communication between Hunters defenders.
A conversion by Bryce Donovan saw the hosts take a 6-point lead.
Thirteen minutes in and the visitors responded through Gairo Kapana, who flew over the right wing to ground the ball. However, an unsuccessful conversion by Nick Hasu left the scores at 4-6.
Nineteen minutes in and Brendon Gotuno was unable to stop a barreling Jeremy Hawkins from pushing his way over the line.