The Batemans Bay Seahawks had mixed results in Canberra over the weekend, bringing home one win and one loss against the Molonglo Juggernauts.
Reserve grade got off to a great start, with early goals to Jamie Kemp, Brodie Kauffman, and Damon Connick leading to an 18-point lead at the first change.
Molonglo narrowed the gap in the second quarter, kicking two goals to one to make the difference a respectable nine points at half time.
The two sides went goal for goal in the third quarter, before two late majors gave the Seahawks a 21-point lead heading into the final quarter.
The fourth quarter was all the Bay, as they kicked five goals to none to run away with a 53-point victory.
Batemans Bay 14.7 (91) (Goals: Jamie Kemp 3, Damon Connick 3, John Tait 2, Chris Hales 2, Brodie Kauffman 2, Jake Mulrooney, Peter Thomson; Best: Jamie Kemp, Rory Macdonald, Jake Mulrooney, John Tait, Jake Lord) def. Molonglo 5.8 (38) (Goals: Mark Paul 3, Atunaisa Folauhola, Mark Tibbits; Best: Hamish Wise, Mark Paul, Atunaisa Folauhola, Murray Anderson, Nathan Sedunary, Zacharias Smit)
The senior side continued their worrying trend of bad starts, with a goalless quarter condemning them to a 20-point quarter-time deficit.
The boys woke up in the second quarter, with a lift in intensity in the Seahawks’ engine room helping shrink the deficit to just 12 at the main break.
The third quarter saw more of the same from the visitors, with Ben McKay and Sam Hodges getting on top in the midfield. A strong push saw the Seahawks hit the lead briefly, but a late goal to Molonglo helped them hold on to a three-point lead at the final change.
Molonglo grabbed the momentum early in the final term, with a couple of quick cetre clearances leading to goals.
A number of niggly injuries meant the Seahawks couldn’t hold on, as they slumped to a 35-point defeat.
Molonglo 11.16 (82) (Goals: Nick Blencowe 4, Matthew Fely 2, Foster Townsend, Patrick McCarthy, Greg Robertson, Ben Fitzgerald, Ray Jackson; Best: Jac Richardson, Sam Trevillian, Foster Townsend, Hugh Vivian, Sean Drummond, Bradley Inglis) def. Batemans Bay 7.5 (47) (Goals: Ross Hummel 4, Shaun Green, Nathan Blackburn, Kyle O’Malley; Best: Ben McKay, Luke Dudley, Sam Hodges, Sam Millynn, Hamish Brill).
Both sides will be back at Hanging Rock for their next match against Ainslie on Saturday, May 26.