Despite being up 24-15 and 30-24, the Sutherland Seahawks went down 30-34 to the Wollongong Mustangs at 5 Sports on Saturday.
A must win game shapes up against the Newcastle Cobras next week in order for the Seahawks remain in the hunt for the playoffs as the season record drops to 5-3.
Poor field position and a lack of converting PAT attempts ultimately decided the game. Wollongong kicked extremely well, 2 field goals secured the victory, the Seahawks scoring 5 touchdowns to just 4 from the Mustangs.
Offensively, several dropped balls including 2 PAT’s hurt badly, but the Seahawks still out-gained the Mustangs by 108 total yards in the game; usually more than enough to win.
Next week the Seahawks will attempt to avenge last year’s loss to the Newcastle Cobras. The game will be 12.20pm at Kyeemagh RSL field.
SEAHAWKS 30, MUSTANGS 34