Sea Eagles’ undefeated run ends
AUSSIE RULES: The Whitsunday Sea Eagles have suffered their first loss of the season in a tough match in Mackay on Saturday.
The Sea Eagles travelled down to Bakers Creek hoping to keep their undefeated start to the season intact and, despite the scores being level at half-time, Bakers Creek ran away to win 12.9.81 to 7.5.47.
Mitch Bell and Daniel Pullan played solid games while Josh Norris and Jacob Healey gave some good runs. The Sea Eagles will be looking for revenge on Bakers Creeks at home this week in a catch-up round.
The women’s team headed to Mackay and were short on numbers as they managed to field a team of 18 with 13.
Bakers Creek won 10.13.73 to 0.1.1 to mark a dominant win.
A massive performance from Maddie Richard has seen her included into the representative side selection in a big achievement.
Penny Semmler, Ali Glisson and Chloe Madex were strong on the park, with the best on ground closely fought between Hayley Galea and Maddie Richard.
Richard was strong in defence, taking over a dozen marks and numerous spoils, and Galea was finding space all day and never stopping with her runs, linking up with Richard in a formidable combination.
The U17s travelled to Mackay to take on Bakers Creek. They started slow as Bakers got the jump on them and held them to two goals for the first quarter.
But the Sea Eagles showed their class as they continued their undefeated run this season, winning 13.19.97 to 5.3.33.
The Sea Eagles kicked into gear after the first break, with Jayden Clark kicking five for the game and Ryder Harvey kicking a couple in his first game back. Tyne Chick played an outstanding game in the back line with Ben Strobel. Under-14s
The U14s played the Sarina Demons and it didn’t take the Sea Eagles long to dominate the game, which showed on the scoreboard by not allowing the demons to score in the first half. The final score saw the Sea Eagles run out winners 8.19.67 to 2.2.14.
An undermanned U12s outfit was outclassed by a slick Pioneer Power outfit as they went down 15.12.102 to 0.0.0. Adam Singleton, Jacob Dewis and Lucas Allen-Fancke kept the midfield going and the Costello girls were brilliant.
TOUGH CHALLENGE: Bakers Creek Tigers v Whitsunday Sea Eagles at Etwell Park on Saturday.