Melbourne Storm and North Queensland Cowboys play at Sunshine Coast Stadium
Melbourne Storm and North Queensland Cowboys play at Sunshine Coast Stadium

Healthy crowd keeps its distance for footy feast

A healthy crowd is lapping up great football under warm spring skies at Sunshine Coast stadium this afternoon as Melbourne Storm host North Queensland Cowboys.

The match was a sellout at 4100 and there were not many empty seats by kick-off.

A noticeable police and ground security presence is ensuring guests keep their social distance.

The Cowboys scored first with a try to Esan Marsters but the Storm has been in control since then, piling on three tries to lead 24 to 4 with only minutes left in the first half.