AFTER a first 10 minutes littered with handling errors, the Seagulls were down 6-0 to the visiting Ipswich Jets and it could have been worse.

After completing successive sets and making a fantastic kick chase, the Tweed halves sent it wide to James Wood who had too much footwork and speed for his opposite and scored in the corner.

Brad Lees just missed the conversion to make the score 6-4 in favour of Ipswich.

It was then the Jets turn on the mistake machine, the second drop ball in 3 sets for Ipswich saw big Tom Kingston pick the ball up and find flying winger Tom Merritt who raced 65 metres to score.

Capitalising on another Jets mistake, the Seagulls busted the defence down the jets left side corridor and linked two passes together over 50 metres resulting in half back Michael Burgess crossing for a try.

It was an arm wrestle for the remainder of the first half and well into the second stanza.

With only 15 minutes to go, there were two points in it with the Seagulls attacking the Jets line.

Two quick tries gave Tweed a 36 to 22 lead with only five minutes to play, Tom Merritt ran 70 metres to score his 3rd try and cement victory for the gulls over Ipswich who coming into the clash were sitting 3rd on the ladder, five points clear of the 8th placed Seagulls.

The final score saw the Seagulls win 46 to 22,  with James Wood skimming it in after the bell.



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