Seagulls expect bruising encounter

TANNUM Sands Seagulls and Valleys recorded wins last win for the first time this season, setting up a mouth-watering contest at Dennis Park tomorrow night.

Both sides are clawing their way back to full strength after injuries took a toll on line-ups early on in the piece. But now as they gain quality players back to the paddock, one team has a chance to notch up another two points.

Tannum Sands Seagulls coach Wes Hallam said the win by his side over Biloela Panthers on their home turf would instil much-needed confidence in the playing group.

The players were able to reverse what had become a trend and get off to a flyer.

"We started off well and got the first two tries and I think the boys felt more comfortable going into the match," he said.

"They were very happy with the win and it was good to get the first one out the road.

"At the end of the day it’s always tough to win out at Biloela."

Hallam is hoping for a repeat performance from his defence tomorrow night against a Valleys side also gaining confidence from its comprehensive defeat of Woorabinda.

"I’m expecting it to be a massive match-up," Hallam said.

"I don’t think the scores at the start of the year were a true indication of what they are capable of when they were struggling with injuries.

"They’re definitely a different side than last year’s."



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