Seagulls down Bombers
THE McGrath Ballina Seagulls first grade rugby league team defeated the Evans Head Bombers 34-20 at Kingsford Smith Park last Sunday in round 14 of the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League 2010 premiership.
The win moves the Seagulls to fourth place on the ladder, keeping their finals hopes alive.
The Seagulls started well and appeared to have the match well in control when leading 22-8 at half-time.
After the break it appeared that the teams had swapped jumpers, with the Bombers making a real surge.
Constant attack from the Bombers saw the Seagulls’ lead cut to 22-20 with time running out.
Andrew Battese then took control for the Seagulls, scoring one try and setting up the other to provide the much-needed victory.
Best for the Seagulls were Andrew Battese, Robby Miles, Kane Montgomery, Greg Ryan and Jason Clarke.
Try scorers for the Seagulls were Robby Miles 2, Damien Sironen, Ed Killingbeck, Abe Crawford and Andrew Battese. Andrew Battese kicked five goals.
The MET Grono-sponsored Ballina Seagulls reserve grade secured an 18-all draw with the Bombers.
After a tight first half, the scores were locked 10 all at half-time.
After the break the arm wrestle continued.
Best for the Seagulls were Simon Perkins, Steve Anderson and Tyler Iverson.
Try scorers for the Seagulls were Dean Cameron, Mitch Paczkowski, Tyler Iverson and Todd Seymour, whilst Simon Perkins kicked one goal.
The Wallace & Co sponsored Under-18s scored a good 40-0 win over the Bombers.
The Seagulls started well and led 22-0 at the break.
The Seagulls continued on in the second half to run out comfortable winners.
This weekend the Seagulls travel to Byron Bay to play the Red Devils on Sunday at Red Devil Park, with the Under-18s to kick off at noon.