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Panthers find their straps against Seagulls

West Brisbane Panthers notched their second win of the season after defeating a spirited Tweed Seagulls 26-6 in their Round 4 BHP Premiership match.

In an important match for both sides, the opening 10 minutes did not disappoint with both teams showing signs of not backing down.

Points came for the Panthers in the 12th minute when Asipau Mafi came crashing over the line off a Therese Aiton ball.

Things continued to be promising for the Panthers with Lauren Dam and Lilly Green both crossing in the 22nd and 26th minute.

Makenzie Weale showed a “never give up attitude” in the 35th minute when she crossed the line coming from an impressive 45-metre run. 

Tweed showed signs of a come back with Brooke Sadler scoring in the 39th minute, just after half-time.

However, that wasn’t enough for the spirited Tweed side, with Green crossing again for the Panthers in the 46th minute.

The home side sealed the victory in the 59th minute when Dam scored again off a perfect Lana Sheedy kick.

Round 4 highlights: Panthers v Seagulls

Panthers coach Craig Green said post game that he was proud of his side and was impressed with the progress the girls had made with a six-day turn around.

“Having a fully fit side for the first time this season is a bonus,” Green said.

“I really love the bond these girls have and the attitude they have showed towards the young girls coming through.

"Our side we put out on the park today averaged 22 years old, that is phenomenal in my book.

"We will need that effort going into next week.”

Next weekend, the Panthers will host top-of-the-table Burleigh Bears.

Tweed Seagulls will host the undefeated Valleys Diehards at Piggabeen Sports Complex.

Main image: Georgia Hale is met by the West Brisbane Panthers defence. Photo: Max Ellis / Tweed Seagulls.

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