Beating Hunters likened to climbing Mt. Everest

Coach of the Tweed Heads Seagulls, Aaron Zimmerle, says beating the SP Hunters at home is like climbing Mt. Everest.

“Coming off a huge loss last week, it hurt our pride. We’ve always made this trip to PNG something that’s been very special to our group.

“To know how hard the Hunters work in their football, how many sessions they do in a week, to know they’re coached professionally and the facilities and with a stadium like this now.

“We actually call the NFS our Mt. Everest, we wanted to climb Mt. Everest and be one of those teams that could walk away from here with the pride of saying we were able to get a win.

“It’s a little bit easier for us. Full Credit to the Hunters, they’re top of the table so they have to be good every single week. Our season hasn’t been as consistent but when we’re good, we have the ability to compete,” said Zimmerle.

Zimmerle also said the Hunters have beaten almost every side this season and that they can win the Intrust Super Cup competition this year.

“I’d like to see the Hunters win the competition. I think it would be sensational for PNG.”

Captain of the Seagulls, Michael Burgess, added on that it was a very physical encounter as expected.

“I’ve played against the Hunters several times now and it never gets any easier. They’re a very physical side. They always are.

“But we came here with the mentality to get in front of them. We just wanted to keep playing football and we did our best. It’s a really good feeling,” said Burgess. 

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