BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls made the trip up the range to face the Western Clydesdales on Saturday in their 4th away game in a row.
Coming off 4 wins in a row, the Seagulls were confident but also wary of a Clydesdales team that have shown a never-say-die attitude in their first Hostplus Cup season.
Our Hastings Deering Colts kicked off in the earlier game at 1:15pm.
Down 28-12 at halftime, our boys stormed back to 28-28, before having a man sent off and then scoring again to lead 34-28. The Clydesdales scored to tie the game with a few minutes left, before a Jordan Davies field goal put the Seagulls in front 35-34.
From the ensuing kickoff, the Clydesdales retrieved the ball and had a set attacking the Seagulls line. A final play grubber to the in-goal was pushed dead and the Seagulls ran out 35-34 victors in a wild game of football.
The Hostplus Cup match kicked off at 5:15pm in front of a good crowd on a cold night in Toowoomba.
Seagulls captain Luke Gale was first on the scoresheet after bursting through a hole and finishing next to the posts in the 4th minute.
Brendan O’Hagan then snuck over the line from close range.
Toowoomba had come to play though, jumping out to a 16-12 lead. However, Deine Mariner put the Seagulls back in the lead as he bounced off defenders to get over the line.
Cooper Page Wilson then bashed his way over to score next to the posts, a great reward for the big man who has been very strong since his return from a hamstring injury.
The Clydesdales scored a late first half try to narrow the gap, with the Seagulls heading into the break up 24-22.
The mountain men then hit the front early in the second half and led for the next 10 minutes, before Gideon Gela Mosby received a pass on the attacking 40m line and exploded through a gap to weave his way into a diving finish under the posts.
This try swung the momentum back to the Seagulls, who then sealed the game with 2 more tries in the next 10 minutes. Ever-reliable fullback Matt Milson, and five-eighth Josh Rogers pushed the Seagulls to a 42-26 lead with less than 15 minutes remaining.
This was enough to hold the Clydesdales at bay, with the final score 42-32 to the Seagulls.
Up next is the Rivalry Round clash against the Redcliffe Dolphins at BMD Kougari Oval this Sunday. Colts at 12pm and Hostplus Cup at 2:10pm on what will be a huge Old Boys Day for the Seagulls. This game will also be broadcast for free on Kayo Freebies, 9Now and QPlus.tv.