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Sunshine Coast bounced back onto the winner’s list with a 30-12 triumph over Wynnum Manly on Saturday.

After their six game winning run came to an end last week they provided a response many expected of the second-placed team in the Intrust Super Cup.

Joe Stimson got the Falcons off to the perfect start when he crossed for the first try of the game after just three minutes.

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Justin Olam scored the final try with 16 minutes to go while Tui Kamikamica was solid all day through the middle.

However it was the performance of five-eighth and Storm youngster Scott Drinkwater that impressed onlookers.

“Scotty did a really good weekend. He was really patient and guided the footy team around as well,” Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigsten said.

“He deserves a big pat on the back young Scott, he just takes it all in his stride and is easy to coach.

“It is a really good that Storm have got him playing against men. He seems comfortable, defensively he has been really good for us and has stood up. His understanding of the game has got a lot better as well.”

The Falcons will this week take on fellow Storm feeder side Easts Tigers this Saturday at Suzuki Stadium.

Sunshine Coast Falcons 30 (Joe Stimson, Alexander Copelin, Samuel Wright, Justin Olam tries; Guy Hamilton 7 goals) def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 12 (John Te Reo, Jack Goodsell tries; Mathew Seamark 2 goals) at BMD Kougari Oval.

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