Chasing history - Can Seagulls claim Qld Cup
CAN the team from the Tweed do it? Having already created their own slice of Queensland Cup history, the Tweed Heads Seagulls line up for the biggest game in the club's proud history when they take on reigning premiers Redcliffe in the grand %final this afternoon at Suncorp %Stadium in Brisbane. This year the Tweed finished third on the ladder at the end of the regular season their best effort yet. They won their first finals game since entering the competition in 2003, and booked their first grand final appearance by defeating the minor premiers North Queensland. Now they take on one of the %powerhouses of the competition. Seagulls thoroughly deserve to be in the grand final, having disposed of Ipswich and then North Queensland in convincing style. They have shown they can match the Dolphins, losing in heartbreaking circumstances in their last two encounters after leading for the %majority of both games. Now, it's time to go one better. Tweed coach Troy McCarthy, the son of former league legend Bob McCarthy, has moulded the side into a tight and cohesive unit which has developed a reputation for tenacious defence and the ability to pile on points from anywhere on the field. Today could be one of the brightest in the Tweed club's long history, with the FOGS Colts side also playing in their first grand final against Norths Devils. That match kicks off at 10.10am. A win by the Colts could give% the Queensland Cup side a huge psychological boost. Seagulls go into the game as %underdogs, but they have already proved to be winners raising the profile of the club, its players and the Queensland Cup competition on the Tweed. The main game kicks off at 2pm and can be seen on Queensland ABC TV.