North Beach Break Lions Run

South Perth Lions v North Beach Sea EaglesSouth Perth recorded their first loss for the season, going down 20 to 46 to a near full strength North Beach Sea Eagles on Saturday. The Sea Eagles dominated for 60 of the 80 minutes of the game and finished over the top of the Lions showing that they will be in the mix come finals time.

The score belied the intensity of the game with both sides boasting some of the best players in the state. While North Beach were dominant, South Perth hit back when they dropped their guard and managed to look dangerous for part of the first and second halves.

There were only two points difference with North Beach in front 14 to 12 at half time courtesy of some inspirational play from Lions lock Isaac Thomas who went over the line twice in the last 10 minutes.

But it took 8 minutes into the second half for the Sea Eagles to stamp their name on the game as they ran in two tries to take an 18 point lead. The Lions fought back but could only manage another two tries before North Beach ran away with a strong win. Two converted tries in the last 4 minutes blew out the score in a high class game.

Jamie Rogers, Coach of North Perth was very happy with the result.

“The best part was that the guys stuck to the game plan for the majority of the day. It was important, because when we dropped off in the first and second halves, South Perth were able to quickly put points on the board”.

“Our discipline skills still need work, but it was a good result and firms us up in the top three”.

Best players for North Beach were Lee Reynolds with 2 tries and Tyron Cranston with one try and 5 goals. The Lions best were Isaac Thomas and Clint Fraser.

Goldfields Titans surprised with a 50 to 22 win over Rockingham Sharks. Best players for the Titans were Tyrone Ruatara and Gavin Moana. Peter Moore and Rowen Hastings played well for the Sharks.

Joondalup Giants 66 had a big win against Willagee Bears 12. Pat Murphy with 4 tries and Daniel Sneddon with 3, were in the best for the Giants along with Taurean Sheehan and Jeremy Browne.

Fremantle Roosters with too much class beat Kalamunda Bulldogs 54 to 24. Fremantle’s best were Luke Kirk and Chris Turner with Nick Walker and Josh Benjamin the best for the Bulldogs.