Saavanah Bourke – Seagulls Reporter

The Gold Coast Airport women’s Seagulls have secured themselves a place in the Holcim Cup finals, after swooping into form against the West Brisbane Panthers on Saturday.

 

A classy Gulls proved too strong for the Panthers in the first game, keeping their opponents from crossing the line and securing the defeat 4-0 at full time.

But the girl Gulls high was short lived, after the Panthers bounced back 18-6 in the second game.

 

The two sides will square up for the third week in a row on Saturday at Pizzey Park, in what will be a tough bronze medal decider.

 

Coach Mike Castle said while his sides performance continues to improve, there still are plenty of areas to work on.

 

“Overall I’m happy with the efforts – it was a really physical game and we stood up against them,” Mike said.

 

“It comes down to making better decisions,” he said.

 

Returning to the field with a score to settle, Seagulls half Chelsea Baker said her and halves partner Tarryn Aiken will be taking the reins ahead of this weekend’s clash.

 

“Myself and Tarryn will be taking more of a step up to calm everyone down and take a little bit more control around the ball,” she said.

 

“I’m hoping we can take a handle on our errors and get that confidence back.”

 

The Seagulls and Panthers will reignite the rivalry for the third week in a row at Pizzey Park on Saturday.