Easts comeback seals win

Easts Tigers overcame a slow start to record a 19-11 comeback win over Wynnum Manly.

The win sees Easts record their fifth straight win of the season and move into second spot on the ladder, behind fellow Storm feeder side Sunshine Coast.

Wynnum Manly took a 9-nil lead into half-time of the local derby as their forwards dominated the contest up the middle.

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However the Tigers came back with three unanswered tries in the second half as Charlie Galo began to lift his team.

The first came via Linc Port who burst into space immediately off the restart to score the home side’s first try of the afternoon.

The Seagulls kicked a penalty to make it 11-4 before another two tries to Easts gave them a lead they would not surrender.

Brodie Croft kicked a field goal in the 78th minute to put the result beyond doubt.

Easts Tigers now head up to Mackay to take on the Cutters on Saturday.

Easts Tigers 19 (Linc Port, Jake Foster, Tommy Butterfield tries; Billy Walters 3 goals; Brodie Croft field goal) def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 11 (Mathew Seamark try; Mathew Seamark 3 goals; Travis Burns field goal) at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park.