Kingi Akauola scores for Seagulls despite the desperate effort of Matt Lindsay during the Tigers’ 26-8 win.
Kingi Akauola scores for Seagulls despite the desperate effort of Matt Lindsay during the Tigers’ 26-8 win. WARREN KEIR

Tigers pounce on Seagulls

THE Tweed Heads Seagulls didn’t have enough in the tank to overturn East Tigers on Saturday at Langlands Park.

Recovering from a poor start to the Queensland Cup competition, the Seagulls were gaining momentum with a three-game winning streak but this came to an end with a 26-8 round 11 loss.

Coach Ben Anderson said it hadn’t been a good day for the Seagulls and they had four players out. “It was pretty poor and the boys were just a bit flat on the day,” he said. “I am not sure if was the mentality of having a few of our young guys out or what it was.

“It’s not all doom and gloom though ... but we did owe ourselves a better game.”

The Seagulls went to the break scoreless after the Tigers rattled up 16 points. Anderson said even though it was a disappointing result, some players impressed.

“Brock Hunter and Dominique Peyroux performed well while Kayne Lawton scored an unbelievable try,” he said.

“Kayne had a really good match after he was pushed to halfback because Brad Davis was out and it was his first time in the position.”

The Seagulls copped a few bumps and bruises from the match, with Ryan Simpkins suffering rib cartilage damage and Brock Hunter having hip trouble, with both having a 50 per cent chance of playing this weekend.

In other results, Northern Pride tamed the Burleigh Bears 20-6, the Central Comets pipped Ipswich Jets 15-14, Mackay Cutters beat Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles 40-26, Redcliffe Dolphins lost to Souths Logan Magpies 32-18 and Wynnum Manly Seagulls were defeated 38-28.



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