iSelect Gold Coast Titans player Tom Kingston confessed terrible execution and frustration killed off Tweed Heads’ chances against Wynnum Manly on Sunday in the Battle of the Seagulls.

Tweed went down 32-4 in their second straight loss after a magnificent 13-game winning streak in the match played at Kingaroy in the Intrust Super Cup’s ‘Get in the Game Country Week’.

“We were up for it (the game) mentally, and then we just shot ourselves in the foot,” Kingston said. “Our execution killed us.”

The Manly Seagulls dominated the first half of the game leading 20-0 at the break, with John Grieve scoring twice. 

On the other hand the Tweed Head Seagulls were not having any luck. Early in the second half back-rower Trent Richardson was sin-binned and forced to sit on the sideline for 10 minutes.

In the 60th minute Tweed Head’s captain Matt King was also sin-binned for failing to acknowledge the warnings given by the referee.

“Everyone was frustrated, and we reacted a lot more than we should have,” Kingston said. “These calls definitely did not help us.”

Ayden Lee was finally able to put some points on the board for Tweed Heads when he caught the ball from being stripped away from teammate Reg Saunders. 

Tweed Head took something positive away from the field despite the defeat.

“No one turned on each other,” Kingston said. “We’re all too good of friends. At one point there were 12 men on the field and everyone stood up for each other and gave it their all.”

The Tweed Heads Seagulls take on second-placed Easts Tigers next Sunday, 2pm at Langlands Park. They have dropped to fourth on the ladder and need to win two out of the last three games to ensure they are in the finals with sixth-placed PNG Hunters now just two competition points behind them.

The Burleigh Bears were defeated by the Redcliffe Dolphins 38-16 at the Longreach Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

Within the first 20 minutes, the game was proving to be a close match with the Dolphins scoring early only to be answered by two tries from Bears’ Matt Bell and Shaun Maloney.

However, the Dolphins took control leading at the half 22-12.

The first part of the second half continued to go Redcliffe’s way when Oliver Regan and David Hala scored giving the Dolphin’s five tries in a row.

iSelect Gold Coast Titan Steven Michaels was able to break through the Dolphins’ defence to score before full-time but it was the Dolphins who got the final say, scoring their seventh try of the game.

The Bears will host Souths Logan next Saturday at Pizzey Park.

 

WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS 32 (Jon Grieve 2, Matt Grieve, Jordan Kahu, Tanu Wulf tries; Matthew Seamark 6 goals) def TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 4 (Ayden Lee try) at T.J. O’Neill Oval, Kingaroy.

Seagulls: 1. Jamal Fogarty 2. Tom Merritt 3. Luke Dumas 4. James Wood (c) 18. Tom Kingston 6. Sam Irwin 7. Michael Burgess 8. Reg Saunders 9. Matt King (c) 10. Damian Sironen 11. Cory Blair 12. Ayden Lee 13. Sam Saville 14. Ricardo Parata 15. Trent Richardson 16. Caleb Binge 17. Pele Peletelese

REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 38 (Oliver Regan, Aaron Whitchurch, Brett Coutts, Zach Strasser, David Hala, Jon Green, Dalton Phillips tries; Adrian Davis 5 goals) def BURLEIGH BEARS 16 (Steve Michaels, Matt Bell, Shaun Maloney tries; Khan Ahwang 2 goals) at Longreach Showgrounds.

Burleigh Bears: 1. Henare Wells 2. Khan Ahwang 3. Jamie Anderson 4. Steve Michaels 5. Jared Te’o 6. Matt Beddow 7. Tyler Chadburn 8. Chris Kitching 9. Dimitri Pelo 10. Matt Bell 11. James Dunley 12. Louis Fanene 13. Darren Griffiths (c) 14. Nafe Seluini 15. Dane Clarke 21. Francis Veukiso 17. Shaun Maloney

 

 

 

Position

 

P

W

D

L

B

F

A

+/-

Pts

1

Northern Pride

23

18

0

3

2

601

363

238

40

2

Easts Tigers

23

14

1

6

2

583

373

210

33

3

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

23

15

0

7

1

644

376

268

32

4

Tweed Heads Seagulls

23

13

1

7

2

561

445

116

31

5

Ipswich Jets

23

14

0

8

1

606

460

146

30

6

PNG Hunters

23

13

1

8

1

594

515

79

29

7

Mackay Cutters

23

10

0

11

2

394

482

-88

24

8

Burleigh Bears

23

9

1

11

2

486

535

-49

23

9

Souths Logan Magpies

23

9

0

12

2

489

544

-55

22

10

Norths Devils

23

8

0

13

2

432

524

-92

20

11

Redcliffe Dolphins

23

7

1

13

2

486

529

-43

19

12

CQ Capras

23

4

1

16

2

379

635

-256

13

13

Sunshine Coast Falcons

23

1

0

20

2

214

688

-474

6