Pirates show pride in defeat

Mandurah Pirates captain Pat Cherrington on the attack against Swan Suburbs.
Mandurah Pirates captain Pat Cherrington on the attack against Swan Suburbs.

However, manager Dean Nicholson was proud of his team.

‘They didn’t give up, they played well and they showed they have the talent to finish the season well,’ he said.

Mandurah’s senior development squad excited the crowd with a 39-0 win over Swan Suburbs.

The forwards dominated in the set pieces, creating a number of exciting opportunities for the backs to finish off with their sheer speed and impressive skills, giving them their first home win.

Mandurah’s first team came on to finish the day with an intense struggle.

They came back from a 10-point first-half deficit after conceding far too many penalties to finish with a 25-24 win over Swan Suburbs.

Mandurah retook the lead and forced the opposition back into their own half with only minutes to go, keeping the crowd on the edge of their seats.

Seniors coach Mark Winder was proud of team and believes they have the skills to win back-to-back premierships.