Damage done early as seagulls pay price against pride
POOR ball control proved costly for the Tweed Heads Seagulls in their round 12 showdown with Northern Pride in Cairns on Saturday night.
Seagulls were beaten 26-14, gifting the Pride their first win over the Tweed team since they joined the competition last year.
Seagulls captain and co-coach Brad Davis said poor handling and errors gave the home side plenty of possession which meant his side had to do a mountain of defence in the first half.
“We were just poor in the opening stages of the game and they were able to get a handy lead on us, going to the break up 14-0,” Davis said.
“We showed a big improvement in the second half, outscoring them but the damage was done and we just couldn't breach the gap.
“There were some spiteful moments in the second half which sparked us up a bit and we lifted but it was a bit too late.
“We know we have it in us to beat sides like the Pride but consistency is still lacking.”
Titans forwards Will Matthews and Daniel Conn were among the best for Seagulls while winger David Mead continued his try-scoring run with another four pointer.
Other try scorers for Tweed were Davis and Kingi Akauola with Davis kicking one from three.
It wasn't a good day for the Tweed club with the FOGS Cup side going down to Western Districts Panthers 32-22 and the FOGS Colts edged out 21-20 by Western Districts.
In other Queensland Cup matches, premiers Souths Logan ended the Central Comets unbeaten run with an impressive 48-12 win at Blackwater, Burleigh downed Wynnum Manly 30-12, Ipswich smashed Mackay 30-0, Norths Devils were upset by Easts 20-10 and Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles defeated Redcliffe 18-6.