Fuhrmann’s 14 plucks City Hawks

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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.

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