Sea Eagles broken by strong Bermagui final quarter surge

CUP SUBSTITUTE: The Bermagui Breakers AFL squad hold the Melbourne Cup after defeating the Tathra Sea Eagles on Saturday to reclaim the Kenny Jack Cup for the first time since 2012. Picture: Supplied
CUP SUBSTITUTE: The Bermagui Breakers AFL squad hold the Melbourne Cup after defeating the Tathra Sea Eagles on Saturday to reclaim the Kenny Jack Cup for the first time since 2012. Picture: Supplied

The Bermagui Breakers are riding high after defeating the Tathra Sea Eagles by 36 points, and reclaiming the Kenny Jack Cup for the first time since 2012.

Bermagui coach Rob Beuzeville said a five goals to one final quarter, saw the contest blow open to a 14.14 (98) to 9.8 (62) scoreline at the final whistle.

The coveted Kenny Jack Cup may not have been at hand after their win, but the Breakers held aloft the Melbourne Cup, which was visiting the town as part of the 2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour.

“It was a seesawing contest, but we had the legs in the end,” he said.

Beuzeville said the team is beginning to gel at the right time, managing to turn the tide on a 118 point drubbing by the Sea Eagles in Round 6.

“Everyone is contributing really pleasingly,” he said.

Daniel Smith kicked four goals, and 16-year-old Liam Russell kicked two for the Breakers.

With a month until finals time, Beuzeville said the team’s match up against the top of the table Narooma Lions in two weeks will show them where they stand, going into the business end of the SCAFL season.

The Lions destroyed the Eden Whalers on Saturday by 200 points, kicking 35 goals in their 35.28 (238) to 1.2 (8) demolition. In the other game of the round Pambula defeated Merimbula 11.8 (74) to 7.7 (49).

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