THE Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles rallied to break a three-game losing streak last Sunday, walking away from Gold Park with a convincing 58-18 victory over the Toowoomba Clydesdales in the FOGS Colts competition.
The round 17 clash saw the Sea Eagles leave the beach and head west to Toowoomba in the hopes of regaining to their previous form which has been AWOL since round 13.
Sea Eagles coach Glen Dreger welcomed the reappearance of his young sides form, stating that after three loses it was extremely important for the boys to get some confidence back with a win against the Clydesdales.
Individually the boys did their own jobs Brett Doherty and Matt Gilliman played well but it was also a great team effort, Dreger said.
When asked how the team planned to spend the next two weeks off as there are no games next weekend and the Sea Eagles have the bye in round 18 Dreger said the time will be used to bond and reconnect.
We will treat it like a mini pre-season and do some team bonding, he said.
Although he wished his team was playing this weekend following their recent win, he said they will need to be refreshed and ready when they meet Burleigh in round 19.
Another impressive score line was recorded on Sunday; this time at Pizzey Park, where the Burleigh Bears dominated in attack by scoring 64 points as their defence stood strong holding the Tweed Heads Seagulls to nil at fulltime.
Brad Smith and Sam Harold were both standouts for the Bears each scoring a hat trick to get their team their second consecutive win.
The Redcliffe Dolphins showed why they are sitting at the top of the FOGS Colts leader board with a steady 26-16 win over the Wynnum Manly Seagulls.
Josh Beehag had a strong performance scoring a double, while the Seagulls fought to keep themselves in the game through the likes of Benaia Bowie, Braydon Mitchell and Sam Clayton.
Bishop Park hosted the Easts Tigers and Norths Devils game which saw the Tigers earn themselves two competition points with a 42-18 win over the Devils.
Notable individual contributions for both sides include Tigers goal kicker Brandon Downey who had a successful night with the boot, slotting 7 from 7 and Chris Neuendorf from the Devils who managed to cross the line to score three times.
Two teams slogged it out for competition points on Saturday at North Ipswich Reserve as the Ipswich Jets and the Souths Logan Magpies finished the game with a close 16-14 score line in favour of the Magpies.
There will be no games next weekend in for the FOGS Colts competition, but games will resume for round 18 on July 20.
In FOGS Cup news, the Ipswich Jets kicked off round 17 with a strong 26-12 win over the Souths Logan Magpies who are yet to find their form this season.
The Magpies currently sit at the bottom of the leader board with only one win for this season while the Jets fight to make the top of the table, trailing first placed Easts Tigers by 10 competition points.
This will prove to be a challenging task for the Jets as the Tigers triumphed over Norths Devils 22-16 at Bishop Park on Sunday.
David Georgiou carried out a strong performance for the Tigers who were backing up from a tough loss against the Redcliffe Dolphins in round 16.
The Dolphins continued their winning streak by racking up 50 points against Wynnum Manly Seagulls on Sunday at Dolphin Oval with the scoreboard reading 50-16 at fulltime.
Wes Middleton was a standout all-rounder on the day scoring two tries and converting 7 goals for the home side, while Chris Green attempted to emulate Middletons performance scoring a try and converting two for the Seagulls.
Like the Colts competition, FOGS Cup games will resume on July 20 for round 18.
However, the round 12 game which was postponed between the Dolphins and the Devils will be played at Dolphin Oval this Friday, July 12.