Ea­gles pick Tigers apart

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AUSSIE RULES: The Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles are fly­ing high again af­ter a soar­ing 103-point vic­tory over Bak­ers Creek Tigers on Satur­day.

Fin­ish­ing the match 17.16.118 to 2.8.20, Whit­sun­day never looked back af­ter shoot­ing to a 36-7 first quar­ter lead.

But it was the sec­ond half that saw the Sea Ea­gles com­pletely dom­i­nate at Whit­sun­day Sportspark as they smashed five goals each in both the third and fourth quar­ter to fly away with the game.

The Sea Ea­gles led all day with Nick Proud (7 goals) and Matthew Galon­ski (5 goals) dom­i­nat­ing the forward line while Chris Mor­ri­son and Luke McCaul were strong in the mid­field.

“The boys played re­ally well, every­one contributed, we’d been down a bit the last cou­ple of games so it was great to get the win in front of our home crowd,” men’s coach Luke Som­merville said af­ter the game.

The sec­ond place Sea Ea­gles will head to Mackay next Satur­day to take on the Mackay Mag­pies

Women’s

The Sea Ea­gles ladies are con­tin­u­ing to im­prove de­spite go­ing down 8.10.58 to 3.2.20 against a very phys­i­cal Bak­ers Creek team.

In­jury has plagued the team for the last six weeks and they lost an­other player in the first five min­utes on Satur­day, com­pound­ing the frus­tra­tion.

But, to the girls’ credit, the whole team put in an mas­sive phys­i­cal per­for­mance and man­aged to outscore the op­po­si­tion by two goals in the last quar­ter.

The team’s two small­est mem­bers put on a clinic of how it is done best on the day.

Tayla Tem­ple, Tayla Goody, Melina Mckir­dle, Hay­ley Galea and Lea Pic­cinelli were some of the best on field with Danae Scoth­ern named best on ground with a stel­lar per­for­mance.

PHOTO: DANE LILLING­STONE

HIGH FLYER: The Sea Ea­gles leap for the ball against Bak­ers Creek Tigers on Satur­day.

PHOTO: ALISON LANGEVAD

FOCUSED: Harry Hod­gen (pic­tured ear­lier this year) had a stand-out game for WFC de­spite a heavy loss.

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