The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls made the trip to North Stradbroke Island / Minjerribah for the 10th year of our partnership with Deadly Choices. Also partnering with Redland City Council and Yulu-Burri-Ba Health Services, Sunday provided a great day for the local community on a long weekend in the Redlands catchment.
Junior games commenced at 10:30am, with the Straddie Sharks playing Redlands across three grades, and market stalls also attracting the football supporters along the sideline.
Souths opened the scoring with a couple of early tries. Then Matt Milson got the Seagulls on the board as he scored under the posts after a break up the middle from Ollie Pascoe.
Delouise Hoeter was unlucky not to score a few minutes later when the play was called back for obstruction.
The game settled for a while in front of a good local crowd, before Souths scored three late first half tries to take a handy 28-6 lead into the break.
Josh Rogers tried to spark the Seagulls with a try 3 minutes into the second half. However Souths then scored another three tries in a row to effectively put the game out of reach.
The Seagulls didn’t give up though, as they scored through Matt Milson, Delouise Hoeter and Cooper Page-Wilson to set up a close finish.
Wynnum Manly had their chances in the final 10 minutes to close the gap, but unfortunately couldn’t execute.
The final score was 42-30 in an entertaining game for the Stradbroke Island community.
The Seagulls would like to that Deadly Choices, Redland City Council and Yulu-Burri-Ba for partnering with the event once again, and thank the Straddie Sharks for hosting us on a picture perfect day at Ron Stark Oval.
We’re back at home this Sunday 20 August against the Brisbane Tigers, where we will award the Paul Green Medal to the Player of the Match for the first time.