Brad Lees had a strong game on the wing both in attack and defence.
Brad Lees had a strong game on the wing both in attack and defence. Blainey Woodham

Strong defence behind Seagull’s weekend win

A strong defensive effort from the Tweed Seagulls laid the platform for a convincing win over the Burleigh Bears on enemy territory at Pizzey Park on Sunday.

Tweed Wingers Tom Merritt and Brad Lees had cracking games in both attack and defence, saving several tries against big name Bears backs Steve Michaels, Jordan Atkins and Jordan Rankin.

Left side attacking weapons James Wood and Brad Lees had a great day out scoring three of the six seagulls tries in the 24 to 8 win.

Seagulls Coach Aaron Zimmerle was happy with his side's win, making it two wins from their last three outings.

"It was a very satisfying win, apart from finals football; local derbies are what people remember," Mr Zimmerle said.

"At four nil at half time it was a tight game of football, we just waited for them to make mistakes and finished well which was very pleasing."

Special mention must go to former Burleigh player and now Tweed prop Josh Doyle who scored one of the great front rowers tries, busting the defence 25 metres out and trampling bears fullback Jordan Rankin on his way to the line.

Consistency looks to be key for the hot and Cold Seagulls this season, if they can address the problem, the top four is not out of the question, the next big test being East Tigers at Piggabeen in two weeks time.

The Tigers, who sit two spots above Tweed in fifth on the ladder, put 70 points on North over the weekend and are going to be a good test for the Seagulls.



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