Woolgoolga recruit Steven Spencer was an immediate hit after arriving from the Q-Cup Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles.
Woolgoolga recruit Steven Spencer was an immediate hit after arriving from the Q-Cup Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles. Warren Lynam

Miner Spencer strikes gold with Woolgoolga Seahorses

STEVEN Spencer knocked off work on Friday afternoon at the Queensland mine where he is employed and spent the next 16 hours driving down the coast to play rugby league in Woolgoolga.

Spencer struck pay dirt with two tries for his new club as the Seahorses downed Bellinger Valley-Dorrigo 72-12 to make a belated arrival on the winning list.

"I had no hesitation running him straight on at the back of the pack where he plays his best footy," happy coach Greg Shuttleworth said.

"Bit by bit the team is reaching full strength and from here I reckon we'll be back among the front sides."

Also back on deck today was match winning utility Joe Ravueta who shared himself between wing and centre and also picked up a double.

Shuttleworth said his team had few problems but warned against complacency.

"Bellingen finished battered and bruised and were down to 10 men at one stage," he said.

"I told my blokes not to get carried away.

"Still it was a pretty good effort all 'round after letting some of my blokes have a spell on the sideline."

According to Shuttleworth, injuries to the Magpies saw the match shortened in the second half.