Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles will be looking to build off some positive momentum in today’s NSW Cup match against South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The Sea Eagles head into the match on the back of a largely improved performance against competition leaders Newtown Jets in which the Blacktown Workers side gave them a huge scare.
The Jets had to dig deep to claim a 34-16 win after the Sea Eagles led 16-12 with 22 minutes remaining in a match played in front of a big crowd at Henson Park.
After a tough period with lots of defence and sustained pressure, including holding Newtown up over the line three times in one set), the Blacktown Workers fell away, eventually being out gunned by the Jets with a rush of late tries.
“We were the better side for the majority of the game but we need to learn how to react in those tough moments and to dig our way out of trouble,’’ said Blacktown Workers Coach, Nathan Hogan.
“We are a developing side. Our players are getting the opportunity to develop and learn more and more each week about football at this level”
Rd 8 NSW Cup
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles
Saturday, April 30
Ironmark High Performance Centre (Redfern Oval), Kick-off 3pm
Ladder position: Souths 6th, Blacktown Workers 10th