Langer watches on as Gla­di­a­tors go down 42-14

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

AL­LAN Langer cheer­ing from the home team’s side­lines could not save Gayn­dah from de­feat.

Eidsvold Ea­gles put on a com­mand­ing per­for­mance to beat the Gla­di­a­tors 42-14.

It was a fiery en­counter be­tween the ri­vals, with ten­sions sim­mer­ing over on sev­eral oc­ca­sions.

Play­ers had to be sep­a­rated by ref­er­ees, there were mul­ti­ple danger­ous tack­les and an Eidsvold player was sin-binned.

A con­fi­dent start from Gayn­dah parked Eidsvold in their own half early in the match.

But the Ea­gles counter at­tacked through five-eighth Stan­ley Bligh, who con­verted his own try.

The pres­sure con­tin­ued from the Ea­gles, with Liam Law cross­ing.

It was a clinic on at­tack­ing football from Eidsvold and they reg­u­larly carved up the de­fence. An­other try took the score to 16-0.

Gayn­dah got on the score­board with a try to Ben Berry, but the Ea­gles re­sponded with two quick tries and led 28-4 at half-time.

Af­ter the break, the Ea­gles picked up where they left off and scored im­me­di­ately.

Gayn­dah speed­ster Vince Vignet-ti in­ter­cepted a loose pass and ran the field to give the Gla­di­a­tors some con­fi­dence.

The sec­ond half was a closer af­fair, with teams shar­ing pos­ses­sion and ter­ri­tory.

An­other Vignetti try gave Gayn­dah hope, but the Ea­gles’ dom­i­nant first halfwas too much to over­come.

Glad­i­a­tor Matt Ul­coq runs hard at the Ea­gles de­fend­ers.

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

FOOTY FANS: Matt Roth, Jeff Roth and Declan Roth en­joy the footy.

Eidsvold cel­e­brate their big win with Al­lan Langer.

Al­lan Langer has a chat with the Gla­di­a­tors.

Ethan Dobson and Brad War­ren take care of side­line du­ties at the game.

Or­ange Fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers Cyndy Seabrook (left) and Narelle Emem­r­ton with Alan Langer.

Layla and Lizzie Roth watch the Gla­di­a­tors take on the Ea­gles.

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