FLASHBACK: The last time the two teams played in sunnier conditions earlier this year. Photo Peter Carruthers
FLASHBACK: The last time the two teams played in sunnier conditions earlier this year. Photo Peter Carruthers

Sea Eagles shot down in tough away contest

AUSSIE RULES: On Saturday the A-grade Whitsunday Sea Eagles travelled to take on the Mackay Magpies.

In very wet and slippery conditions the Sea Eagles gave it their all, but couldn't come away with a win, going down 22.25.157 to 5.7.37.

"The effort the boys showed today could not be faulted, in tough conditions everyone put their bodies on the line," coach Sommerville said after the game.

Scott Lee, Brent Gale, Jade Derbyshire and Jake Scudder battled well in the midfield, and first gamer Jacob Healey showed the future is bright at the Sea Eeagles.

This week will see the Sea Eagles in Mackay again, taking on ladder leaders the Eastern Swans.

The team is hoping to regain a few players and go down looking to get another win on the board.

The under-17s Eagles narrowly lost to the Mackay Magpies by 10 points in the same conditions.

All players gave their best in the wet and muddy conditions. Mitchell Healey, Sam Cornish and Lachlan Matthews were the standouts for the Whitsunday team.

The under-14s played Magpies on Saturday with the Sea Eagles coming out strong from the start and winning 7.8.50 to 0.3.3. They were helped by a dominant performance up front by Callum Mcmurdo who was returning from injury after missing 13 weeks of football.

Led by the strong midfield of Lachy Draper, Ethan Boyle and Max Steel, the Magpies were kept scoreless in the first half. Joel Henzell and Harry Deaks also performed well on the day.

The under-12s came out strong and finished with a 32-0 win. After the final siren best on ground went to Aidan Fanke. Steve Macgregor praised all players in what was a team effort. The U12's are now fifth on the ladder with a win next week giving them a chance to go top three.


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