Sea Eagles taken down Hawks
AFTER a courageous second half fight back, the Whitsunday Sea Eagles fell just short against the Mackay City Hawks on the weekend, going down 7.14.56-7.8.50 at the Whitsunday Sports Park.
The Hawks won the toss and went with the breeze in the first quarter, but the Sea Eagles managed to kick 2 goals against the wind to hold the Hawks to only a 10-point lead.
John Ryan, Denholm Brockley, Dave Ada, Robert Whitton and Luke Sommerville were holding strong but the home side managed only one point in the second, trailing 32-13 when the quarter was cut short due to John Ryan being knocked out after kicking the ball.
The Sea Eagles came out firing in the third quarter and was a cracker of a quarter with both teams playing well to set up a great final quarter.
Down by 19 heading into the last, the home team made the most of the breeze outscoring the Hawks 28-15 but fell six points short.
The Sea Eagles Reserves faced a tough task against the undefeated Hawks, going down 13.11.89-6.4.40.
Dylan Lynch was on fire in the first team winning the majority if tap outs in the ruck and helping Greg Taylor get plenty of the ball early.
Despite their dominance in the ruck, the Sea Eagles were behind 34-19 at the first break.
In the second quarter the Eagles began to struggle and allowed the Hawks to stretch their lead to 53-28 at the main break.
After a half time spray in the rooms, the team came out with good football but failed to convert pressure to points on the scoreboard.
The last quarter the Eagles again lifted, kicking two goals, but they were no match for the Hawks who ran away 49-point winners.
The under-15 Sea Eagles played a great game against the Hawks on Saturday but inaccurate goal kicking let them down in their 7.8.50-4.13.37 loss.
Tory Pendrey, Ryan Goding, Jordan Griffiths, Ashleigh Liebeck and Jacob Healey were the best on ground for the young Sea Eagles. It was better news for the under-13s who won 9.9.63-4.9.33 over the Hawks for the Sea Eagles only win of the day.
Hudson MacGregor, Michael Maltby, Cooper Cremor, Kane Adamson, and Zane Kennedy all impressed in the 30-point win.