Macksville put on magic show

HAVING claimed the scalps of Woolgoolga and Port Macquarie in the past two weeks, Macksville have confirmed everyone's suspicions and shown that they're back.

Yesterday it was the Sharks turn to feel the wrath of the fast-paced football that the Sea Eagles can create to give Port Macquarie their first loss of the season.

The writing was on the wall early for the competition leaders as the Sea Eagles scored twice in the opening minutes without Port Macquarie barely touching the ball.

From there it was simply playing catch-up football and that's a hard game to play against a Macksville team that has the scent of another victim in their nostrils.

Credit to the Sharks though, they made a good fist of it but when Nev Donovan latched on to a Sharks' kick and ran away to score in the second half, it was enough to knock all of the wind out of the Port Macquarie sails.

Duane Button was instrumental in the victory scoring two tries as did Jesse McEwen.

Most of the plaudits for the win though went to the Macksville forwards.

Undersized against the menacing Port pack, the hard-working group of back-rowers continually punched well above their weight division to lay a platform for the magic men out the back.

James Collison and Bobby Jarrett were the standouts for Macksville in this area.



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