Cable Beach prevail over Looma

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Lyndon McCarthy gets a handball out for the Looma Eagles.
Camera IconLyndon McCarthy gets a handball out for the Looma Eagles. Credit: Jakeb Waddell

Cable Beach are well on their way to winning their fifth flag this decade after overcoming the Looma Eagles in a low-scoring affair over the weekend.

Hundreds packed out Father McMahon on Saturday afternoon to see the highly anticipated encounter between the league’s frontrunners and the red-hot Eagles side, who hadn’t lost a game since round 4.

Looma were quick to score the first goal of the match, but Harry Taylor quickly responded to get Beach onto the scoreboard.

Sellus Cox nailed another for Cable on the siren to give them a five-point lead at quarter-time.

The second quarter was as low-scoring as the first, with both teams applying great pressure in the midfield and giving each other very little opportunity to break away.

The scores were dead even (21-21) at half-time. Cable got the better of the Eagles in the third term, kicking two goals to one, and headed into the final break with an eight-point advantage, leaving the fourth wide open for either side.

Keilan Davey boots the ball for Cable Beach.
Camera IconKeilan Davey boots the ball for Cable Beach. Credit: Jakeb Waddell.

Looma had local fans worried after kicking an early goal in the last quarter, bringing the lead down to just two points.

But after a back-and-forth 12 minutes, Cable Beach kicked the sealer and brought home the crucial victory by nine points (50-41).

Cable Beach coach Brett Claudius said the team were pleased with their massive victory, but were not getting ahead of themselves.

“It was a great game of footy, with both teams going hard at the ball,” he said.

“We kept our structures well, especially late in the game.

“But we are just focused on training hard at the moment, as we know the competition is very open and there are some very good teams.”

Cable Beach remain two games clear at the top of the ladder.

They have a big chance to keep their strong form going when they take on Towns at Father McMahon Oval tomorrow night, while the Eagles will look to recover in their clash against the Peninsula Bombers on Saturday.

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