Sea Eagles overcome Mackay Saints in a thriller
AUSSIE RULES: The Whitsunday Sea Eagles have come away from their clash with North Mackay Saints with a nail-biting win.
The Sea Eagles started well and were six points up at the end of the first quarter.
By the end of the second quarter, the Saints had clawed back a goal and were trailing 31-32.
During the third quarter the Mackay boys lifted and put on two goals to the Sea Eagles’ one.
The result came down to the final quarter. The Saints failed to kick a goal, and the Sea Eagles kicked two.
The final score was the Saints 7.5.47 to the Sea Eagles 8.5.53.
Lee kicked three for the Sea Eagles in an outstanding performance, Miller booted two goals, and Van Hees Irwin and McCaul kicked one each.
Ritchie and Bell did well to maximise scoring opportunities but were a little off target in the goal square.
Ritchie kicked four behinds and Bell three.
At the end of round 14, the Whitsunday Sea Eagles are in second place in the 2017 Allied Pickfords Cup to the Mackay City Hawks.
Next week a home game at the Whitsudnay Sportspark will see a top-of-the-table clash with the Hawks.
A win in round 15 for the home side could see the minor premiership won. Under-12s
A depleted Under-12s side came excruciatingly close after a remarkable comeback in the last quarter, falling short by three points to the Saints.
A lack of intensity in the second and third quarters had the kids give away too many free kicks.
However a fantastic final quarter showed the team is capable of slick running and contested ball.
Jacob Dewis, Jordon Daniels and Adam Singleton were superb in the middle, while the Costello girls, Fish and Kyan Timms had blinders. Xavier Prosser and Liam Eames also showed great promise.
CLOSE MATCH: North Mackay Saints went down to the Whitsunday Sea Eagles on Saturday.