The Romano Group Seagulls A-grade side have made it two wins from four matches with a tough 16-8 victory against Ormeau on Sunday.
It was not the slick performance coach Darryl Fisher is asking for but an improved second half showing gained the much-needed competition points by a side affected by injuries.
Key players Jack Cook, Jackson Clarke, Kobie Annand, Jenan Parrish and Sione Alofi were all missing but all, if not most, should return for this Sunday’s clash with Runaway Bay at Piggabeen.
“We certainly need to be more clinical against Runaway Bay than we were on Sunday but we had more changes to the side and it had some impact,” said Fisher.
“We started well by completing our first four sets and defensively we were good with Ormeau struggling to get out of their half. But then came some errors which rolled into more errors and we were behind 8-6 at half-time from giving them so much ball.
“It took us a while to get on top in the second half but we came away with the win which was important.”
Tries were scored by Kurt Murphy, a smart effort from dummy half in the first half, and Josh Harvey – from a powerful run down the middle of the ruck – and Michael Sands from a grubber kick into the in-goal.
The Seagulls had to defend stoutly in the final 10 minutes as Ormeau attacked the line but held out.
There were several good individual performances with skipper Harvey and Shaun Hinton among the best.
Tweed Heads Seagulls 16 (M Sands, J Harvey, K Murphy tries; B Jackson 2 goals) beat Ormeau 8 (C Walsh M Fatefahi tries) at Brien Harris Oval.