Seahawks Firsts make a solid statement
Mixed results for the Senior Seahawks on the weekend against the ANU Griffins with the Reserve Grade going down by 35 points in a tough tussle whilst the First Grade boys made a statement with a 54 point victory. Slow out of blocks in the Reserve Grade fixture the Seahawks were down 18 points at quarter before a fight back in the Second lead by Tom Holder and Ramon Porquet cut the Griffins lead to 13 at halftime. More of the same in the third as the Seahawks started to get on top having plenty of opportunities as they went into the final break only 7 points off. ANU got on top in the final quarter and our boys just couldn’t sustain the pressure. Holder and Porquet were work horses in the middle whilst Nathan Munnerley, Daniel Peach and Bailey Tuan were strong down back all day. A four goal to two first quarter layed the platform for our First Grade boys who were eyeing off fourth place on the ladder. The Second quarter was much the same as the Seahawks got on top in the middle and gave their forwards every opportunity going into the main break 22 points up. The Griffins came out hard after the break to kick two quick goals but our boys dug deep and withstood the pressure holding on to an 18 point buffer at 3 quarter time. Coach Michael Kenny asked for one more effort in the last quarter and the boys responded with early goals to Billy Alves and Shaun Green putting all the pressure back on the Griffins. The Seahawks defence was rock solid and kept ANU goalless in the final term. The biggest roar of the game came in the final minutes as debutante Jacomb Graham snuck through his first senior goal. Alves was strong up forward kicking 4 goals with Shaun Green a strong target all day. Ben McKay was impressive once again as was his midfield partners Josh Mulrooney and Rhys Dunlop. Both teams have the bye this weekend due to the Long Weekend but are back at home the weekend after with First Grade taking on Belconnen and the Reserve Grade against Goulburn.
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