Reserves flying the finals flag for Sea Eagles
AUSSIE RULES SENIORS
A DISAPPOINTING 2013 season came to an end for the Whitsunday Sea Eagles on Saturday with a big loss to the Mackay City Hawks.
Last year’s premiers were far too good for the Sea Eagles with their 24.14.158-4.5.20 win cementing the minor premiership.
Saturday’s loss ended the Sea Eagles final chances and brought an end to their 2013 campaign which failed to reach the heights of last season’s grand final appearance.
Coach Troy Weller admitted it was a difficult year for the club with a lack of numbers making the battle hard.
“Living in a transient community like the Whitsundays, it’s always hard to keep players from year to year. We lost 15 guys who played in last year’s grand final but all in all we’ve learnt a lot from the year we’ve had,” he said
“There are a lot positives to take out of this year. It’s great to see promising young players getting to play A grade games and we had lots of guys who put in champion efforts, playing two games a week. It’s great that we have people willing to do that for our club.”
The club’s presentation night is on September 21 at the Metropole Hotel.
Playing coach Mick ‘Micky T’ Jarvis kicked the Sea Eagles only two goals in their 9.9-63-2.2.14 loss to the Mackay City Hawks on Saturday.
After trailing by just one point at quarter time the Sea Eagles faded away against their Mackay rivals and ended up going down by 49 points.
Rhys Gordon, Ron Beavis, Trevor Ritchie and Cale Barnett were the standouts for the Sea Eagles.
After finishing in fourth spot for the season the Sea Eagles will face the third-placed North Mackay Saints in an elimination final at Harrup Park this Saturday.
RUCKMAN: Sea Eagles player Robert Whitton and Hawks player Daniel Pollack going for the ball in their game at Harrup Park in Mackay on Saturday.