Gulls fly high above Norths
THE Tweed Heads Seagulls are proving themselves an unstoppable force with their second win in the Queensland Cup against Norths Devils yesterday.
Leading 32-10 the Gulls played a strong game running away with the score towards the second half of the match.
Coach Ben Anderson said there was still room for improvement if his boys wanted to continue their winning streak.
“There’s still more we can do,” Anderson said.
“We tackled well today, and that’s definitely a strong point, but there’s other aspects of the game we need to work on.”
With three tries on the board by half time, the Gulls were looking good early.
The Devils then managed to close the gap shortly into the second half with 10 points before the Gulls broke away again with another two converted tries.
“It’s always a tough place to go, up to Bishop Park but we were looking dominant early and managed to come through,” Anderson said.
Coming through for the team was Nathaniel Barnes with three tries and Dominique Peyroux with two tries.
Ryan Milligan who replaced Shannon Walker as fullback played an inspiring game with some skilful footwork.
Walker is out for four weeks after a grade four ruling on a clumsy high tackle last week.
Anderson said he was impressed with his try scorers and with the quality of the defence by his forwards.
“The defence by the forwards was really powerful,” he said.
“We held on really well.”
The Gulls will face the Mackay Cutters in round 3 in their first home game this season.
“It’s the first game back at Piggabeen next week,” Anderson said.
“It’s really important to us that we get the crowd down there.
“The boys always play better with a strong local following behind them. “Mackay is in really good form but we’ll definitely make it hard for them.”
Elsewhere, Souths Logan defeated Central Comets 22-12, Redcliffe Dolphins narrowly beat Easts Tigers 28-24.
Burleigh Bears drew Ipswich Jets 20-20, Mackay Cutters smashed Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles 36-12 and Northern Pride dominated Wynnum Manly Seagulls 29-6.