Sea Ea­gles con­tinue early sea­son’s form

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AUSSIE RULES: The Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles kept their un­beaten start to the sea­son in­tact with a hard fought win over the North Mackay Saints on Satur­day.

They fin­ished 12.10.82 to 9.7.61 in chal­leng­ing and wet con­di­tions to now sit firmly on top of the Mackay lad­der.

It’s been an amaz­ing turn­around for the men’s side af­ter strug­gling to win games last year.

Nick Proud again dom­i­nated the mid­field and also kicked five goals, Ryan and Scott Lee gave the Sea Ea­gles plenty of run through the mid­dle, with Daniel Pul­lan lead the way from the back line.

The Sea Ea­gles will face their big­gest match against the Mackay City Hawks, the reign­ing pre­miers, at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark on May 6, at 2.45pm.

Ladies

The ladies Sea Ea­gles had a tough match against the Saints on the week­end as they went down 5.9.39 to 1.1.7.

On a heavy track the girls put on a cracker first quar­ter to go into the first break up by a goal.

The arm wres­tle con­tin­ued in the sec­ond quar­ter.

The third quar­ter saw the ladies fall be­hind by a few goals.

The team put in a big ef­fort in the last quar­ter and never gave up, even­tu­ally go­ing down by four goals.

Best on the day were Ali, Lea, Goody and Hay­ley but all played their part and they aren’t far from their first win.

Un­der-17s

The U17s game was a grand fi­nal re­play from last year with the Sea Ea­gles hop­ing to get an early sea­son jump on the Saints.

At the fi­nal siren the Sea Ea­gles were vic­to­ri­ous 8.4.52 to 2.10.22.

Mitchell Healey, Josh Nor­ris and Nick Di Prima got plenty of the ball early from the cen­tre giv­ing the Sea Ea­gles for­wards Brodie Jack­son, Jay­den Clark and Xan­der Hall plenty of op­tions.

They man­aged to string a few goals to­gether in a phys­i­cal game. There was plenty of passion in the match. The Sea Ea­gles man­aged to dom­i­nate phys­i­cally with some big hits.

Ben Stro­bel and Jack Durnz­ford played great games all play­ers in the team played ex­tremely well.

Un­der-14s

The U14s trav­elled out to Mo­ran­bah to take on the Bull­dogs and it didn’t take long for the away to dom­i­nate the game.

Ev­ery player moved into dif­fer­ent po­si­tions so ev­ery­one got a chance to get their hands on the ball.

In a dom­i­nant dis­play the fi­nal score fin­ished 18.18.126 to 1.1.7.

Best on the day were Max Steel, Rhys Ward, Cooper Og­den, Jaylen Jarvis and Jack Mckin­non.

Un­der-12s

Last sea­son they were strug­gling to win but the U12s swooped in Mo­ran­bah to beat the Bull­dogs 5.4.34 to 1.1.7.

Ja­cob Dewis was best on ground while Ka­halia kicked a goal in her first match.

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