NEAR MISS: Dan Keeley dodges a bullet in the Sea Eagles first grade match against the Swans at the Whitsunday Sports Park on Saturday.
NEAR MISS: Dan Keeley dodges a bullet in the Sea Eagles first grade match against the Swans at the Whitsunday Sports Park on Saturday.

Sea Eagles are back on track

Whitsunday Sea Eagles 6.14.50 def  Eastern Swans 3.10.28

THE Whitsunday Sea Eagles outplayed the Eastern Swans to post their first win of the season at Whitsunday Sports Park on Saturday.

The Sea Eagles reserves had their second win of the season with a 62-48 victory.

Coach Darren Crossley enjoyed his first win as senior coach and said it was great to get their season back on track.

“The weekend was a great success with a couple of wins,” he said.

“It was the first win for me and the first win for the boys.”

Having suffered a heavy defeat against North Mackay Saints two weeks ago, the Sea Eagles were out to prove a point.

The Sea Eagles held their own in what was a low scoring affair, helping them to a well-earned victory. “We battled hard and it was a tough day with a strong breeze,” Crossley said.

“We just stuck with our game plan and work ethic and our fitness really showed in the last quarter.”

Crossley also said it was great to see the squads dedicated training efforts start to pay off.

“Probably three weeks ago we struggled out there and our fitness wasn't great,” he said.

“But this week the boys hard work on the track and in the gym just started to pay off.

“From that I can see more positives in the future.”

The senior Whitsunday Sea Eagles have a bye this weekend while the reserves will take on the Mackay City Hawks at the Whitsunday Sports Park at 10.30am on Saturday.


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