The Wynnum Manly Seagulls stunned the Redcliffe Dolphins 36-18 in their top-of-the-table clash at the weekend.
The Seagulls were in front 8-0 after 10 minutes, which set the tone as they piled on the points for a 30-10 lead at half-time.
Wynnum Manly coach Leon Cherry was impressed with his side’s effort in the first-half and could not find fault in his players.
‘If you are not winning games now, then you are not going to be winning games in July’
“The first half was very impressive, we did everything right and there was not a bad player in my side,” Cherry said.
“It is really hard to single a player out as they were all beating their opposing players in the first-half.”
Cherry knows his side can work on their second-half fadeouts.
“We will need to work on this with the finals coming up at the end of the next month,” Cherry said.
“If you are not winning games now, then you are not going to be winning games in July.”
‘There is plenty of motivation out there’
The Seagulls will be hoping to have the last laugh against the Souths Logan Magpies on Sunday at Davies Park at 11.40am.
“We have not won at Davies Park,” Cherry said. “The last time we played against them was at our home turf and we faded out in the second half allowing them to come back and take the win.
“There is plenty of motivation out there for the players that’s for sure and hopefully we can keep them out and secure victory.”
Round 18 will kick off of on Saturday with the Sunshine Coast Falcons hosting the Redcliffe Dolphins at Sunshine Coast Stadium at 1.15pm.
The Falcons are coming off a 36-16 win over the Tweed Heads Seagulls, scoring seven tries to three.
The remaining matches will be played on Sunday. Easts Tigers will line up against the Ipswich Jets at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park, 11.30am and to finish the round, the Burleigh Bears will host the Norths Devils at Pizzey Park 12.15pm.
The Toowoomba Clydesdales and Tweed Heads Seagulls have byes this weekend.