Inside The Gulls Nest, with CEO Hanan Laban
The sheds at Browne Park were a hard place to be when the Seagulls were down 14-0 to the Central Queensland Capras at half-time.
Staring down a 2-6 start to the season and their fourth loss on the trot, it was a pivotal moment in the season.
Lose – and face an uphill battle for the remainder of the season.
Win – and get the season back on track.
Coach Adam Brideson knew exactly what decision he was making.
Brido’s words at half time were strong and direct. He believed everyone in the sheds, when playing to the best of their ability, could really give the competition a shake.
The team just needed to compete on every play, push for each other and be ruthless in defence.
If the players could go out and do that, then the switch would flick and the confidence would come.
In the second half at Browne Park, the Seagulls did exactly what their coach wanted and scored 24 unanswered points to put them just two wins out of the top six.
Patrick Carrigan put in an inspirational performance in the middle of the park, running for 160m and making 32 tackles in 75 minutes.
Patrick Templeman scored a brace and is looking more and more confident in his runs chiming into the backline.
This weekend, the PNG Hunters are coming to BMD Kougari Oval and an all-important home victory will really let the competition know the Seagulls are back.
The Seagulls take on the PNG Hunters at 3:00pm this Sunday at BMD Kougari Oval. Gates open at 11:00am with Hastings Deering Colts and BRL A Grade matches to precede the main game.
Article originally published in the Wynnum Herald, Wednesday 9 May 2018.