Ea­gles soar in scor­ing spree

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Sue Har­ris sue.har­ris@cnbtimes.com.au

EIDSVOLD Ea­gles were too strong for Gayn­dah Gla­di­a­tors in the game played at Eidsvold at the week­end, run­ning out with a 46-20 vic­tory.

Gayn­dah opened the scor­ing in both halves and the first 40 min­utes gave fans of both teams plenty to cheer about.

How­ever af­ter a try in the 54th minute, the Gla­di­a­tors were pre­vented from cross­ing the line again.

Af­ter this, Eidsvold went on a scor­ing spree, cross­ing for four unan­swered tries.

Try scor­ers for Gayn­dah were: Brock Gray (2), James McNaught and Jef­frey Shad­ford. McNaught con­verted two of th­ese tries.

Try scor­ers for Eidsvold were: Josh Pope (3), Ivan Collins, Jay Pope, Dy­lan Dodd, Cas­sius Collins and Stan­ley Bligh.

Dodd’s try was mem­o­rable as he ran 80m to score in the cor­ner.

Bligh had a good day with the boot, con­vert­ing seven of the Ea­gles’ eight tries.

Bligh is a tal­ented 27-year-old 5/8 and has played the ma­jor­ity of his football for the Ea­gles.

He has rep­re­sented Cen­tral Bur­nett Brumbies and Wide Bay Rangers this year, build­ing on his 2012 Cen­tral Bur­nett Player of the Year award.

“Stan­ley is a great as­set for the Ea­gles,” club sec­re­tary Peta Hills said.

“He not only works tire­lessly on the field, but also off field.

“Stan­ley was one of the Ea­gles who helped the com­mu­nity through the re­cent flood cri­sis.”

PHOTO: SUE HAR­RIS

TOUGH TACKLE: Eidsvold Ea­gles player Sa­muel Short is tack­led by three Gla­di­a­tors in the game played at Eidsvold at the week­end as Peter Wil­liams and Ivan Collins look on.

Eidsvold's Stan­ley Bligh scores the first points for his side in their game against Monto ear­lier this month.

Matthew Chap­man, Damien Jenk­ins and Dy­lan Dodd move into po­si­tion af­ter Cas­sius Collins and Dominic Pope pin down a Glad­i­a­tor.

Ea­gles play­ers Peter Wil­liams, Dy­lan Dodd, Tyrell Collins, Joshua Pope and Cas­sius Collins block the Gla­di­a­tors’ progress to­wards their line at Eidsvold.

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