15.8.98 def 2.10.22 Goals: E. Gunders 4, H. Verwoerdt 2, N. Alford 2, C. Bray, T. Bradley, B. Devlin, T. Neil, G. Denham, T. Ritchie & J. Derbyshire 12-points in the second term to maintain a 16-point advantage.
Knowing they had to kick a winning score in the third, the Sea Eagles threw everything at the Tigers, booting 6.2 in a dominant quarter to all but seal the result.
Despite coming home with the wind, the Tigers yielded with a whimper, as Whitsunday outscored the visitors four goals to nil in the final term.
Sea Eagles’ stand-in coach Luke Sommerville said the team deserved the win following a difficult start to the Allied Pickfords Cup.
“It’s great to get a win on the board but even more pleasing was the way we went about it,” he said.
“It was a really solid team performance with every player contributing.
“The work we’ve been doing at training is starting to pay off and it now sets up a massive clash with the reigning premiers Moranbah this weekend.”