Langer watches on as Gladiators go down 42-14
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.
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.