Fuhrmann’s 14 plucks City Hawks
WHITSUNDAY Sea Eagles’ ace Rhys Fuhrmann has come within a whisker of winning the under-15’s goal kicking after a stunning haul at the weekend.
The young gun booted a miraculous 14 goals on Saturday at the Whitsunday Sportspark, as his team cruised into the finals with a 25.5.155 to 1.0.6 win over the Mackay City Hawks.
Rhys, who was fittingly named best on ground, finished the regular season with 37 majors to his name, just one shy of North Mackay’s Rory Tarlinton (38).
Although Rhys’ solo exploits stole the show, the young Sea Eagles will be thrilled to hit the finals with form after their 149-point win.
Whitsunday led 86-6 at halftime before slotting a further 11 unanswered majors in the second half.
Hudson McGregor (3), Riley Mercieca, Michael Maltby and Zane Kennedy each finished with multiple goals while Ryan Taylor and Joshua Norris impressed around the ground.
The win means the under-15 Sea Eagles finished second on the ladder, and will play the Saints in Mackay this weekend for a grand final berth.
The loser of Saturday’s match will face either the Eastern Swans or Mackay City the following week.
The under-13s also tasted success at the weekend, shaking off the Hawks to win 13.8.86 to 7.5.47 at the Whitsunday Sportspark.
The Sea Eagles led at every change, but ran away with it in the second half.
After leading 34-26 at the main break, Whitsunday kicked eight goals to three.
Adam Fedor finished with three while Adam Westwood, Tom Hughes, Isaac Lange and Zachary Rowler also hit the scoreboard.
The junior Sea Eagles finished second and will play the undefeated Saints in Mackay this weekend.
Meanwhile the colts (under-18s) fell agonisingly short in their pursuit of their second win of the season on Saturday afternoon.
Whitsunday suffered a 10.6.66 to 10.9.69 loss to Mackay City after a bright first half.
The Sea Eagles led 46-28 at halftime, before ultimately being overrun in quarters three and four.
Eli Gunders and Riley Mercieca kicked three each, while Ashleigh Liebeck and Tory Pendrey had strong outings.
The colts finished the season in fourth place, however will get a shot at finals glory when they play the Hawks in Mackay this weekend.
Turn to page 45 for the senior results.
QUICK STEP: Under-15s Sea Eagles' player Jacob Healey dodges Hawks' players on Saturday morning at the Whitsunday Sportspark.