OLD Bar Beach Pirates came to Regional Stadium looking for a win on Saturday, but the Port City Breakers scuppered their ship and made them walk the plank.
The Breakers racked up a massive score, running out 68-8 winners as their Group 3 season continues to improve.
Ricky Arnell, Tom Dooker and Trae Clark scored hat-tricks on Saturday.
Kurt Lewis, captain Adrian Daley, Mitch Fowler and Connor Cheeseman also made the scoresheet.
Daley kicked eight goals.
Fowler's try was the highlight of the first half, if not the afternoon.
He busted through from about 35 metres out and ran in next to the posts.
There could have been more points on offer for the Breakers. They had, for the most part, the run of play in the first half, but still struggled to complete their sets at times.
Daley's frustration was visible on the field, and Port City president Geoff Kelly was also frustrated off it.
"They're trying to play quick football," he said yesterday.
"When it comes off, it looks great. They just have to remember to slow down and complete their sets."
He nominated Arnell as the standout on the wing for the Breakers. Kelly was also impressed with Fowler up front.
While Fowler's try was great, his dreadful attempt at a chip and chase brought him back down to earth.
The move is on Fowler's rugby league bucket list, and if Saturday's effort is anything to go by, he won't tick it off any time soon.
Fowler dropped the ball to kick it, but didn't even make contact.
Kelly and the Breakers are eyeing off second spot on the ladder. The Port Sharks already have the minor premiership secured.
"They have some good combinations going," Kelly said of the Sharks.
He said the rivals were beatable though.
"It's like anything. If they're off their game and we play our best, we are a good chance to beat them," he said. The Breakers play Taree City next weekend before a bye to end the regular season.
While some see the week off as a hindrance so close to finals time, Kelly said it could be beneficial to those nursing niggles.
"You'd rather play every game, but it could help any injuries we've got," he said.
Second rower Daniel Dumas was added to that injured list on Saturday.
He limped off with a hamstring problem in the first half.