Seagulls' Matt King offloads.
Seagulls' Matt King offloads. Blainey Woodham

Seagulls fight losing battle at Barlow Park

SEAGULLS' David versus Goliath match against the ladder topping Northern Pride did not go as planned for the Tweed league team on Saturday.

The Pride got off to a decisive start against the away team at Barlow Park, recording a 32-4 win against their southern rivals.

Joel Riethmuller crossed in the fourth minute, before tries to Brett Anderson and hooker Scott Moore within a few minutes of each other brought the Pride to a 16-0 lead.

Two minutes before the halftime buzzer, the Pride were at it again, with fullback Hezron Murgha shrugging off several tackles to run most of the field for a triumphant try.

Seagulls were trailing 22-0 at halftime, fuelling some passion in the away side, resulting in a try to fullback Tom Dawney, standing in for Shaun Carney.

But the short burst of energy wasn't enough to prevent two more Pride tries, well and truly cementing the win.

Wayne Ulugia and Davin Crampton both scored, Crampton working off a short ball from Sam Obst to record his ninth try of the QRL InTrust Cup season.

A fourth and final conversion from Kyle Feldt solidified the Pride's success.

This weekend the Tweed Seagulls will have some time to contemplate their game plan as they sit out of the competition for a bye.

They sit sixth on the cup's ladder on 13 points, seven points off the Pride who sit in prime position at the top of the ladder.

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