Hawks win the aerial bat­tle

Juniors find fly­ing form in Mackay

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT - Dane Lillingstone dane.lillingstone@ whit­sun­day­times.com.au

AUSSIE RULES: In a top of the ta­ble clash in Mackay on Satur­day, the Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles sim­ply couldn’t go the dis­tance against the City Hawks.

De­spite lead­ing at half-time at Har­rup Park, the Sea Ea­gles slipped be­hind early in the third quar­ter and the Hawks flew away with it in the fourth to win 14.9.93 to 8.15.63.

Wil­liam Hill chipped in with three goals and Liam Ger­va­soni was best on ground for the Sea Ea­gles.

But six third quar­ter goals to the Hawks and an­other four in the fourth quar­ter saw them put the game out of reach.

Jared Camp­bell and Alex Rodgers played well in de­fence, Mitch Bell was solid in the ruck and Aaron Thomp­son and Ja­cob Healey worked hard in the mid­field.

The re­sult sees Whit­sun­day slip to sec­ond on the ladder but still tied for first spot on points with the Hawks.

The Sea Ea­gles head to Rogers Oval to take on the East­ern Swans on Satur­day. Ladies

A chance for the Sea Ea­gles ladies to get their first win went beg­ging de­spite a solid per­for­mance in their 5.0.30 to 1.6.12 loss.

In­ac­cu­rate kick­ing saw the side hit the posts too of­ten. The Hawks scored eas­ily on three oc­ca­sions in the sec­ond quar­ter. The girls were asked to dig deep and they did by keep­ing the Hawks vir­tu­ally score­less for the sec­ond half and re­ally start­ing to gel as a team. Tayla Goody had an­other cracker and was named best on ground. Un­der-17s

The U17s got their sea­son back on track with a dom­i­nant 9.12.66 to 6.8.44 win over the Hawks. De­spite go­ing into the first quar­ter down by two goals, the Sea Ea­gles soared back into the game to lead the rest of the way. Jay­den Clark was on fire in an all round per­for­mance that saw him bag four goals. Un­der-14

The U14s played great footy with the en­tire team mov­ing the ball around to run out 10.11.71 to 6.1.37 win­ners. Best on the day were Co­hua Pankhurst, Mitchell Wood­ley, Rhys Ward, Ai­den Allen-Fancke and Os­car Doland. Un­der-12

The U12s fell just short of tri­umph with a solid 4.3.27 to 3.9.27 drawn game against the Hawks. Adam, Jor­dan and Deakoda starred for the Ea­gles, with Hay­den and Jaxon also show­ing great form in a fast en­counter.


WIN­NING CIR­CLE: The Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles un­der-17s af­ter their win against the Hawks on Satur­day at Har­rup Park.

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