Gulls win in three grades against Giants

By BILL WILSON

THE Elders Ballina Seagulls firstgrade rugby league team's rugged defence proved too hard for the Mullumbimby Giants when the Seagulls scored a hard-fought 39-22 victory at Kingsford Smith Park last Sunday.

The Seagulls started well and set the tone for the match with some bone-jarring tackles causing plenty of dropped balls from the Giants.

This allowed the Seagulls to skip to a 20-6 half-time lead.

The second half produced much of the same, although the Giants did at one stage get within four points of the Seagulls.

But again, the Seagullls defence lifted, especially after a great trysaving tackle from Clarence Kelly.

Captain, Dylan Montgomery, again led from the front and received great support from Grant Clements, Willie Hammond, Djaan Jarrett, Ed Killingbeck and Ben Crawford.

Try scorers for the Seagulls were Djaan Jarrett 2, Ben Craw- ford, Brenton Cochrane, Andrew Battese and Dylan Montgomery while Andrew Battese kicked 4 goals, Willie Hammond 2, Matt Temby 1 and Ben Crawford a field goal.

The MET Grono-sponsored Ballina Seagulls reserve grade team also recorded a good 34-10 win over the Giants.

The Seagulls led 24-4 at halftime.

Although the second half was a tighter affair, the Seagulls remained in control.

Try scorers for the Seagulls were Willo James 2, Chris King, Des Anderson, Justin Bolt and Paul Taggett while Des Anderson kicked 5 goals.

The Wallace & Co Menswearsponsored Under-18s returned to the winner's circle with a solid 16-10 victory over the Giants.

Try scorers for the Seagulls were Kane Montgomery, Ben Lacey and Leon King whilst Andrew Battese kicked 2 goals.

On Sunday, the Seagulls travel to Maclean Showground to take on the Lower Clarence Magpies.


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