Home field advantage not enough for Tweed Seagulls
TWEED Seagulls put up a convincing fight against Souths Logan Magpies on the weekend, but couldn't quite take the victory at home.
The Seagulls had been on the road for the past five weeks before Sunday's clash, so supporters were hopeful the Magpies would suffer thanks to the Tweed team's home field advantage at Piggabeen oval.
However, this was not quite the case with some back-and-forth resulting in Souths Logan Magpies walking away 38-26.
The Magpies were behind a few minutes into the first half after a try to Tweed skipper James Wood, before Logan took back the game with strong possession leading to a hat-trick to Josh Damen and a couple more to prop Matt Pitman.
Seagulls' Shaun Carney and Blake Anderson put their best foot forward, bringing some hope back into the Seagulls game, before that was shattered by a Souths Logan try by Dallas Anderson and another by Rhys Jack.
Two late Tweed tries kept some fight in the game, but wasn't enough to keep up with the efforts of a determined Souths Logan squad.
Seagulls' coach Aaron Zimmerle was relatively optimistic about the loss.
"We actually played pretty well in that first 10 minutes, but we ended up with only about half the amount of ball we needed in the first 40 to be competitive," he said.
"However the fact that were able to outscore them in the second half is a good sign for the team, both this year and into the future.
"It has been a busy month, but strangely enough we've performed our best when we've been away from home."
The Tweed Seagulls will travel to Ipswich this Sunday to take on the Ipswich Jets, who sit third with Souths Logan on the QRL InTrust Cup ladder on 10 points.
Seagulls are hanging onto a tied fourth place with Redcliffe Dolphins on nine points.
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