The Tannum Sands Seagulls’ Michael Marsh takes a hit-up in his side’s 42-8 loss to the Valley Diehards.
The Tannum Sands Seagulls’ Michael Marsh takes a hit-up in his side’s 42-8 loss to the Valley Diehards. Mike Richards

Thumping win has Diehards dreaming of the double

THE Valleys Diehards have continued to show they are a real shot at repeating last year's premiership win, beating Tannum Sands Seagulls 42-8.

The Diehards have had only two losses this year and with the win they have maintained a gap of two points back to Wallabys in third.

While Brothers had the bye, Valleys moved into equal first. They have played an extra game than the leaders and sit behind on points difference.

Calliope currently round out the four, sitting three points ahead of the Tannum Sands club.

The Seagulls won only their first match of the season and remain the only side to have found a way to topple the ladder leaders.

That was a narrow 14-12 win and since then the Seagulls have fought courageously, being beaten by single digits on two occasions.

On the weekend though they were unable to stick with the defending premiers, who have twice now won by double-digit margins.

The local competition takes a break this weekend with the 47th Battalion representative matches coming to the Marley Brown Oval complex.

There are three local sides involved in the carnival - the men, women and under-20s.

Tannum Sands v Valleys:

  • A-Grade - Valleys 42 d Tannum Sands 8
  • Reserves - Valleys 48 d Tannum Sands 0
  • U18 - Valleys 32 d Tannum Sands 8

A Grade Ladder:

  • Brothers 9
  • Valleys 9
  • Wallabys 7
  • Calliope 5
  • Tannum Sands 2


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