Hunters defeated at home

The SP Hunters seven game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night after being beaten by the last placed Tweed Heads Seagulls 14-10 at the National Football Stadium.

The visitors made their intentions known as early as the 3rd minute when halfback Michael Burgess spun out of a tackle, kicked for himself and scored near the posts.

With no Ase Boas, the Hunters struggled.

Poor ball control was again an issue for the Hunters who couldn't complete their sets.

The Seagulls hurt the Hunters at two minutes out from half-time after Damian Sironen crossed.

The kick from Lindon McGrady was good putting the lead out to 12-0.

But the home side hit back four minutes into the second half from a Watson Boas grubber for Adex Wera who pounced on the ball for a four pointer.

Israel Eliab slotted the ball through the posts to narrow the deficit to 14-6.

Breaks were made by Willie Minoga and Nixon Put but the Hunters couldn't finish it falling short each time before the try line.

It became a four point ball game in the 70th minute after Minoga dived over on the wing.

The Hunters surged on but the Seagulls were just as determined with solid defence.

The Hunters had one last chance with 39 seconds left after Boas made a break and kicked which bounced favorably for Minoga who was in the clear to score.

But Minoga couldn't hold on to the ball which spelt the end leaving the 6, 175 fans shattered.

Troy Taule