Whit­sun­day eaten alive by Tigers

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


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.

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