Sea Ea­gles cel­e­brate first win of the year

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

Af­ter four win­less rounds the Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles have fi­nally bro­ken through for their first victory in 2015.

Whit­sun­day thrashed an un­der­whelm­ing Bak­ers Creek out­fit on Satur­day at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark, tri­umph­ing 15.8.98 to 2.10.22.

It was un­ques­tion­ably the side’s most com­plete per­for­mance of the year, com­bin­ing well as a team while also re­strict­ing the Tigers with a con­certed de­fen­sive ef­fort.

The Sea Ea­gles got the ball rolling in the first quar­ter kick­ing with a howl­ing wind, open­ing up a 33-6 lead at the first break.

It was al­ways go­ing to be a game played at one end of the ground, but Whit­sun­day re­stricted Bak­ers Creek to just player Eli Gun­ders starred with four ma­jors while Hank Ver­wo­erdt and Nathan Al­ford each kicked two.

Mid­fielder Jimmy Bourke was named best on ground, con­trol­ling play with class while Robert Reents, Chris Bray and Trent Bradley all con­trib­uted.

This week­end the Sea Ea­gles will host Mo­ran­bah Bull­dogs at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark.

The Sea Ea­gles will be con­fi­dent on the back of their first win of the year while the travel fac­tor will only im­prove their chances against the Bull­dogs – who face the big­gest road-trip in the game.

Like Whit­sun­day, Mo­ran­bah has just one win so far this sea­son. The game will kick-off at 2.45pm.

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