Mixed Results for the Sea Hawks
Mixed Results for our senior teams at Stirling Oval yesterday with our First Grade boys going down by 35 points whilst our Reserve Grade boys notched up their first win for the season with a 53 point victory. The Ressies got off to a great start with early goals to coach Jamie Kemp, Brodie Kauffman and Damon Connick heading into the first break leading by 18 points. The Juggernauts narrowed the gap in the second quarter with the Seahawks only taking a 9 point lead into the main break. The third quarter was a tough tussle going goal for goal but the Seahawks managed to kick away in the last with Chris Hales and John Tait chiming in with goals to seal the boys first victory for the season. Kemp and Connick both finished with 3 goals a piece whilst Andy Pustavrh, Jake Mulrooney and Rory MacDonald dominated in the middle of the ground. The Senior boys continued their run of bad starts, once again slow out of the blocks down by 20 points at qtr time. Two second quarter goals to Ross Hummel and a lift in intensity in the engine room the Seahawks chipped away and went into the main break only 12 points down. The third quarter continued the same way with Ben McKay and Sam Hodges getting on top in the midfield, with the Seahawks hitting the front by 3 points with a Nathan Blackburn goal. Going into the last quarter down by 3 points the Juggernauts got a couple of quick centre clearances and goals to skip to a quick lead. With key forwards Shaun Green and Kyle O’Malley being forced from the field with injuries the Seahawks couldn’t hang on and went down by 35 points. McKay and Hodges were work horses in the middle whilst Luke Dudley and Hamish Brill were strong down back. Both grades have the bye this week and face Ainslie in their next match at Hanging Rock on May 26th 🦅🦅🦅 U17 Seahawks 13.14.92 tame the Wollongong Lions 6.5.41. The U17 Seahawks travelled up to Wollongong with 17 players last Saturday in a howling 60 knot southerly - knowing it would be a hard match. From the get-go the boys were on fire scoring five goals to one in the first quarter to get up by 25. Wollongong fought back hard, taking advantage of the wind at their backs in the 2nd quarter. But the Hawkies boys stopped the Lions in their tracks with brick wall defence, led by skipper Backo. 3 quarter time, Hawkies up by 7 goals. Stacked the backline in the last quarter to make sure.
Photo courtesy of Bernie Dufield