Seagulls vs Pride Match Report

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls made the tough trip up to Innisfail on Saturday to take on the Northern Pride.

The Seagulls pressured their opponents’ line in the early stages of the match, but the Pride resisted.

In the 15th minute, the Seagulls went close to scoring only for Julian Christian to intercept the ball and run 95m to score under the posts.

The Pride were in again 5 minutes later as Ash Little barged his way through next to the posts.

The home side took a 12-0 lead into the break.

Harrison Graham snuck over from dummy half in the 51st minute to get the Seagulls back into the game.

For the next 20 minutes, both teams settled as light rain impacted their ability to play their best football.

Unfortunately, Bailey Hartwig was sin-binned in the 67th minute and the Pride kicked a penalty as a result to take a 14-6 lead with 12 minutes remaining.

Tom McGrath was in for the Pride 3 minutes later as he pushed his way through multiple defenders under the posts.

The Pride extended their lead 20-6 and looked set to win comfortably.

However, Harrison Graham had other ideas as he scored his second try in the 74th minute.

Matt Lyons then crossed out wide in the 77th minute to bring the score to 20-16.

The Seagulls pushed hard in the final few minutes but could not break through for the win, with the Pride holding on.

We travel to Sarina for Country Week next weekend to take on the Mackay Cutters.