Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles suffered a 44-30 loss to Mounties at Lottoland today in round 13 of the Intrust Super Premiership today.
The Sea Eagles opened the scoring with a try to winger Peter Schuster in the 10th minute. Hooker Joey Lussick converted for a 6-0 lead.
Mounties got on the board when lock Sam Duggan scored next to the posts in the 18th minute. The try was converted by Isaac John for a 6-all scoreline.
Lussick put the Sea Eagles back in front when he darted over from dummy half for a 10-6 lead in the 24th minute. He converted his own try for a 12-6 lead.
The visitors drew level with a converted try to full-back Dom Reardon for a 12-all scoreline after 20 minutes.
Sea Eagles half-back Cameron Cullen took the Mounties line on to split the defence to score a smart individual try for a 16-12 lead. Lussick converted for an 18-12 lead which the Sea Eagles took into the break.
Mounties began the second half strongly with back to back tries to winger Alofi Mataele and Scott Sorensen for a 22-18 lead after 46 minutes.
The Sea Eagles hit back when centre Pat Mataele scored from a Cullen grubber kick for a 22-all scoreline. Kelepi Manu converted for a 24-22 lead.
Mataele then grabbed his second try when he scored from a smart grubber kick from Cullen. Mani converted for a 30-22 lead after 57 minutes.
Mounties centre Brent Naden then crossed for a try in the left corner for a 30-26 scoreline. IsaacJohn converted the try for a 30-28 scoreline.
The visitors hit the lead when a kick by John was fumbled in-goal for Alofi Mataele to score his second try for a 32-30 lead to Mounties.
Sorensen then grabbed his second try when he crashed through the defence next to the posts. John converted the try for a 38-30 lead with seven minutes remaining.
Mitch Kennedy secured victory for Mounties with a try under the posts, converted by John, for a 44-30 lead.
The loss leaves Blacktown Workers on 8 points with three wins from 13 matches.