Thursday, September 7, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Whitsunday Sea Eagles Senior Men and Under 12s travelled to Rogers Oval in Mackay for Preliminary Finals and a shot at Grand Final appearances.
Sea Eagles Senior Men missed out on the Grand Final in a heartbreaking loss to Eastern Swans by the narrowest of margins 76 – 77.
The Swans got the jump on Sea Eagles early taking a 22-point lead into the half time break after which the game tightened up.
Sea Eagles began to dominate around the ground in the last term and piled on 6 unanswered goals to hit the lead with only 2 minutes left on the clock.
Swans only goal for the quarter came in the last minute ending the Sea Eagles season in a hard-fought final.
Sea Eagles Under 12s found they’re on switch early this week and came out firing against Moranbah Bulldogs in the early morning match up to win 45 – 2 and earn their place in the Grand Final.
Finishing the first quarter 7 points ahead it was onward and upward for the smallest of Sea Eagles dominating the game until the end with only 2 points scored against them.
Saturday September 9 sees Sea Eagles Under 17s and Under 12s both head to 2023 AFLQ Mackay Grand Finals at Bakers Creek.
Sea Eagles Under 17s match up against their season nemesis Moranbah Bulldogs whilst Under 12s take on Eastern Swans.
Get down to Mackay to support Sea Eagles in what should be some cracking matches.
Caption 1: U12 Fergus King tackles Moranbah
2: U12 Hunter Cornwall Best on Ground. Photo Credit: Cody Fowler