Drinkwater double gets Tigers home

Drinkwater double gets Tigers home

A first half double to Scott Drinkwater saw Easts Tigers outlast the Northern Pride 24-18 on Saturday.

Easts found themselves 18-nil behind inside 20 minutes however scored four of the next five tries.

The second straight win saw them maintain their place inside the Intrust Super Cup top eight.

New Storm recruit Marion Seve was highly impressive in his feeder debut while Drinkwater continued to shine after a consistent month.

"Scott is in a good patch at the moment, a bit of a purple patch," Easts coach Scott Sipple said.

"He has been the best player on the field every week. He's got a bit of free reign and a bit of confidence. The boys are backing him and he wants the ball in his hands.

"With Marion's first touch of the game he made a break and he finished with over 210 metres.

"He was pretty strong in his debut performance."

EASTS TIGERS 24 (Scott Drinkwater 2, Jarrod McInally, Shane Neumann tries; Billy Walters 4 goals) def NORTHERN PRIDE 18 (Shawn Bowen 2, Jack Campagnolo, Javid Bowen tries; Jack Campagnolo goal) at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park.