Easts’ se­cond win for sea­son

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

THE Mag­pies are hop­ing Sun­day’s win is the con­fi­dence boost they need.

In one of the shocks of the sea­son so far, Eastern Sub­urbs de­feated Past Brothers 34-28 to re­main a con­tender for the top four in the Bund­aberg Rugby League com­pe­ti­tion.

Af­ter get­ting out to a 10-0 lead, Brothers fought back as both teams ex­changed tries in the se­cond half.

Two late tries to Easts and strong de­fence at the end gave the Pies their se­cond straight win.

Mag­pies cap­tain Reece Maughan said it was a spe­cial day for the club.

“It wasn’t easy but the boys pushed through,” he said. “We’ve had a lit­tle bit of drama off-field but it has all come to­gether now.”

De­spite the win, Maughan said his team strug­gled in the mid­dle of the con­test.

“We had a bit of a slump for 40 min­utes in the mid­dle of the match through ex­haus­tion,” he said.

“It was pretty hot and both teams strug­gled.”

Af­ter beat­ing the de­fend­ing pre­miers, the Mag­pies know they can do well in the se­cond half of the year.

“The boys will take a lot of con­fi­dence out of it.”

The Mag­pies face Her­vey Bay next week.

PHOTO: SHANE JONES

SWEET VIC­TORY: Eastern Sub­urbs cel­e­brate af­ter their vic­tory against Past Brothers at Sal­ter Oval on Sun­day.

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