|Posted by Hawkpeter on May 25, 2014 at 6:15 AM|
The Sutherland Seahawks will play in the club’s 7th Colts Championship game and defend the 2013 title on June 7th at 5 Sports Caringbah after a 38-30 victory over the West Sydney Trojans.
A frustrating game for the Seahawks, where the offence would only have 6 possessions, the lowest ever for a Colts level fixture that went the full distance in the club's history. The slow, penalty-filled contest saw the Seahawks jump out to a 14-0 lead before the Trojans would covert a fake punt for long yardage and first and goal opportunity. The resulted TD made it 14-6 after a blocked PAT kick. A fumble inside the Trojans 15 yard line was a missed chance at more points for the Seahawks that was made up for when cornerback Jacob Miller intercepted a Trojans pass on the next possession and returned it 41 yards for 6 points and a 22-6 Seahawk half time lead.
The Trojans drove the ball well to start the second half and made the game a competitive 22-14 scoreline before the two teams traded interceptions. Running back Zac Nichols had his highest yardage return of the year, 116 yards in the game, and his 2nd touchdown followed by Aaron O’Neill’s short score on a screen pass put the game beyond doubt.
The Seahawks will have next week off and watch Sydney Uni and the West Sydney Trojans combat each other in the 2nd vs 3rd qualifying final.
SEAHAWKS 38, TROJANS 30