Whitsunday eaten alive by Tigers
BAKERS Creek has completed a miraculous 184 point turnaround since its last encounter with the Whitsunday Sea Eagles.
The Tigers lost by 59 points back in June, but were able to produce a remarkable 24.12.156 to 5.1.31 win over Whitsunday at Etwell Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Sea Eagles had won the two previous encounters between the teams; however the weekend’s match was oneway traffic for Bakers Creek.
Bakers Creek led by just 10 points at the first break, before the flood gates opened in the second term, with the home side booting seven goals to two. Whitsunday would score just one more goal in the final two quarters, while the Tigers rammed home another 14 to run out 125 point winners.
David Ada kicked two for the Sea Eagles, while Mitch Brockley, Robert Whitton and Rory Gallagher fought admirably throughout a difficult day.
Whitsunday is fifth on the Mackay AFL ladder with 24 competition points but remains well behind the Eastern Swans (40) and subsequently out of finals contention.
In other results for the club, the colts lost to Eastern Swans 7.4.46 to 17.4.106 at Etwell Park while the under-15s came from behind to down the same opponent 8.5.53 to 6.6.42.
Zane Kennedy and Matt Jenkins kicked two a piece while Jacob Healey and Michael Maltby dominated across the ground.
The under-13s were victorious against Sarina, boasting a 5.13.43 to 2.1.13 win.
This weekend the senior Sea Eagles will host Northern Beaches Magpies at the Whitsunday Sportspark from 2.45pm.
Saturday’s match is the final home game for the year, so the public is encouraged to attend.
There will be a wild west party on Saturday night at the clubhouse from 7pm.
The club is also hosting an Auskick clinic for kids aged 512 from 12.30pm, with matches between Whitsunday, Hamilton Island and the Mackay Magpies.