Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles suffered a 40-10 loss to Mounties in round 12 of the NSW Cup at Hinchinbrook on Sunday.
The Sea Eagles were boosted by the return of props Alec Tuitavake and Jacob Sykes after both were named in Manly’s NRL squad for the Storm game.
Mounties completely dominated the match at Aubrey Keech Reserve, running in eight tries to two after taking a commanding 26-0 lead at half-time. Former Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles centre Tim Simona scored two first half tries.
The only highlights for Blacktown were their tries to full-back Jake Toby (57th minute) and centre Masi Paulo Fidow (72nd minute). Fidow kicked one from two goals.
Toby’s try came on the back of a great run and offload from Tuitavake that saw the ball travel through six sets of hands for the full-back to score.
Fidow’s try came after halves Ben Stevanovic and James Segeyaro combined with winger Bilal Maarbani to send the centre over in the corner.
The loss leaves Blacktown Workers on the bottom of the ladder with just one win from 11 games. They sit one point behind the 11th placed Western Suburbs Magpies who also have just the one win and a draw to their name. The two teams meet in round 14.
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles now play the North Sydney Bears at 4 Pines Park on Saturday, June 4, at 5.05pm prior to the NRL match between Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and Warriors (7.30pm).