PIRATE POWER: The Noosa Unders 18s rugby league side are the shining lights for their men's teams after a thumping win over Beerwah.
PIRATE POWER: The Noosa Unders 18s rugby league side are the shining lights for their men's teams after a thumping win over Beerwah. Con tributed

Pirates' pride is on the line as U18s show the way

THE Beerwah Bulldogs have taken a bite out of the struggling Noosa Pirates Division 1 side on Saturday at the Dogs' home kennel.

Beerwah is entrenched in the top two on the ladder so the Pirates faced an uphill battle from the start.

This was a close tussle early with the Pirates trailing by just four points early on.

However, Beerwah soon gained ascendancy and led comfortably at half-time.

Unfortunately the second half unfolded much like the first as Beerwah eased further ahead.

To their credit, the out-gunned Pirates never gave up with the final scoreline: Beerwah 48 d Noosa 28.

Division 1 try scorers Matt Smith 2, Zach Friend 1, Blake Wilson 1, Mason Wikaira 1.

The result may not have been what everyone was hoping for, but they have been forced to take to the field yet again under trying circumstances.

With playing numbers again stretched to breaking point, the players who took to the field can be commended for their efforts.

The day started well for the Pirates at the Under 18s.

After last week's indifferent performance, the Pirates came out with all guns blazing as they scored at will.

A cricket total looked on the cards as the Pirates completely dominated proceedings. Final score: Noosa 48 d Beerwah 0.

Try scorers Jonty Russell 3, Gian Lagiader 2, Cameron Hanson 2, Mason Wikaira 1, Blake Wilson 1. Goal kickers Ben Butler 4, Lincon Wikaira 1, Lachie Delbridge 1.

Division 2 Pirates had a game they would rather forget.

With only 14 players available for this game, the Pirates tried, but were no match for a very polished Beerwah outfit, who put a half-century on the Pirates.

Final scores Beerwah 52 d Noosa 4. Try scorer: Jake Bullen 1.

This weekend sees football action kick off Friday night as the Noosa Pirates take on Caboolture at Caboolture with a 7.45pm start. Footy returns to Pirate Park Saturday with a blockbuster day's entertainment.

A special treat for football fans is the Latino State of Origin between Queensland and New South Wales starting at 4.30pm.

Other game times are:

Pomona/Cooran v Kilcoy at noon

Noosa Under 18s v Caboolture at 1.30pm

Noosa Division 2 v Caboolture at 3pm

Noosa Division 1 v Caboolture 6at .15pm.

I urge all Pirate supporters to get along and support your team, as it promises to be a great day's entertainment for everyone.

See you at the footy.

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