The Sunshine Coast kept in touch with the PNG Hunters at the top of the Intrust Super Cup ladder as they defeated the Wynnum Seagulls 30-12 who were looking for a third straight win.
Not even the return of Mathew Seamark for the Seagulls could keep their winning run going as the Falcons had the game in control throughout.
An early try in the third minute set the scene for the Falcons, and they held a handy 22-6 lead at half time thanks to two further tries and a couple of penalty goals. Wynnum waited until the 29th for their first points.
Just a try a piece for the sides in the second half, with PNG International Justin Olam being the first to cross in the 64th minute. That left the Falcons with a sizeable margin, that a 70th minute try for the Seagulls didn’t put too much of a dent into.
The win sees the Falcons remain just a point off the Hunters, but it is effectively a net lead of the Intrust Super Cup as the Sunshine Coast side have yet to have a bye. Wynnum remain in the midfield, having lost pace off the top 6.
SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 30
Tries: Joe Stimson (3m), Alexander Copelin (23m), Samuel Wright (35m), Justin Olam (64m)
Goals: Guy Hamilton 4/4 Conv, 3/3 Pens
WYNNUM SEAGULLS 12
Tries: John Te Reo (29m), Jack Goodsell (70m)
Goals: Mathew Seamark 2/2 Conv
The Sunshine Coast Falcons lost the chance to snatch the competition lead from the Hunters after their shock loss last weekend as they went down to the Townsville Blackhawks. They remain second, but arrive at Wynnum this weekend up against a side who are starting to turn around their fortunes.
The Seagulls have now won back to back games with a flogging of Tweed Heads (a form line that looks good after Tweed’s win over PNG) and a tough win over Norths being the results, but the Sunshine Coast are a different prospect even with the potential of several players out for NRL duty for Melbourne.
The Falcons could take the competition lead with a win, but a loss for Wynnum at this stage of the season will hurt their top 6 chances.
2017 Result – Sunshine Coast 12 Wynnum Seagulls 8
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
1. Daniel Ogden 2. Peter Gubb 3. Jeriah Goodrich 4. David Mead 5. Jack Goodsell 6. Aaron Booth 7. Mathew Seamark 8. Aaron Rockley 9. Jayden Berrell 10. Ngarima Pita 11. Alex Barr 12. Mitch Frei (c) 13. Max Elliott 14. Mitchell Moore 15. Salesi Funaki 16. Stedman Lefau 17. Tanu Wulf
Coach: Adam Brideson
Sunshine Coast Falcons
1. Eddie Tautali 2. Samuel Wright 3. Jeremy Hawkins 4. Justin Olam 5. Nat McGavin 6. Sean Yorston 7. Guy Hamilton 18. Tui Kamikamica 9. Sam Burns 10. Vincent Leuluai 11. Dane Hogan (c) 12. Christopher Lewis 13. Jon Grieve 14. Lachlan Timm 19. Liam McDonald 22. Harrison Muller 17. Christian Morris
Coach: Craig Ingebrigtsen
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