Sea Eagles soar past Swans
AFTER a sluggish start against the Eastern Swans in Mackay on Saturday, the Sea Eagles found their feet to cruise home to a comprehensive 11.12.78-3.5.23 victory.
Both teams struggled in the wet conditions early with scores locked up at 8-8 after the opening quarter before the Eagles came to life in the second with some sparkling attacking football.
The Swans managed just a single behind in the second quarter which allowed the visitors to kick out to a 15-point lead going into the main break.
Three more goals to the Eagles in the third further increased their advantage and a dominant display in the final period saw the visitors soar home to an important 55-point win.
Dylan Lynch, Sean Roberts and Andrew Hocking topped the goal kickers list for the Eagles with two goals each in the comfortable victory that cemented third spot on the competition ladder.
The Reserves will be confident of another win this weekend when they host the Magpies at the Whitsunday Sports Park on Saturday at 1pm before the A Grade side battles with Bakers Creek at 2.45pm.
The under-13s, 15s and 18s were all due to play at Harrup Park in Mackay on the weekend but wet weather postponed all three games. Heavy rain left the playing surface waterlogged and unplayable, with all three teams now raring to go for this Saturday's home fixtures at the Whitsunday Sports Park.
The under-13s will be the first game of the day, starting at 8.15am, before the under-15s at 9.40am and the under-18s at 11am.
All three grades will take on the Eastern Swans and supporters are encouraged to head down to the sports park on Saturday to watch the talented youngsters in action.