In typical Blues fashion the game started with the forwards setting out their stall and pinning Eagle in their own half, in a tight match New Brighton took the lead with a well taken penalty by Tim Poll making a rare appearance at stand off, The Eagle linesman raising his flag when the ball appeared to go wide. Eagle struggled to get a foot hold and resorted to rough up New Brighton, in particular a high tackle on Jordan that could and maybe should have seen a card for the Eagle outside centre. A further penalty kicked by the New Brighton 10 saw the Blues take a 6-0 lead into half time. In the second half New Brighton started slow and were punished by some strong pressure from Eagle with their outside centre finishing off a good move in the corner, converting the try as well from a tight angle. New Brighton huffed and puffed to get back into the game but Eagle defended well until a quick move saw the Blues backs force Eagle deep towards their own line and Les Donnelly
looked odds on to score when he was cynically felled with another high tackle from the Eagle outside centre, a quick penalty saw Tim Poll force the ball over for the referee to bizarrely rule out the score opting to reverse the original penalty for fighting, had he bothered to control the game and send off the Eagle player for his second high tackle, and one that stopped a certain try, justice would have been done. The game ended in New Brighton pressure but Eagle held firm to take the win 7:6.