Macksville five eighth Tyler Doolan
Macksville five eighth Tyler Doolan Leigh Jensen/Coffs Coast Advocat

Sea Eagles bounce back in Bowra

A FLAWLESS defensive performance from Macksville has seen the Sea Eagles 34-0 victors against Orara Valley at Bowraville.

It was a big win for the Troy Grace coached side as they bounced back from last weeks disappointing defeat at home to the Comets.

While the score line suggests otherwise, Grace felt his side still has plenty of work to do.

"Defensively we had a great game however we are still very scratchy in attack," Grace said.

"It was only 14-0 at the break because we were only able to complete 45% of our sets.

"In saying that Orara pushed hard all game so it was a testament to the boys that we were able to keep them scoreless."

Grace said playing back at Bowra was extra inspiration for his side to put in a big performance.

"twelve of the 14 players in the squad are Bowra juniors so it was a special game in that regard," He said.

"Like Me a lot of the boys grew up playing their footy out here and it is always a great to return for this game every year."



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