Eagles fly high to secure a big win at home
Down on players and down on luck with a lopsided 58-0 loss to Eidsvold
THE Eagles flew past the Gladiators on Saturday afternoon and Eidsvold captain Stanley Bligh led the flock well.
Bligh said from the start his team had the upper hand and the score of 58-0 was a true reflection on the way the game went.
“They only had 13 players on the day and that will always make it hard,” Bligh said.
“But we were 18 points in front after 18 minutes and the boys just wanted to run.”
The Eidsvold Eagles’ first win of the season came despite Gayndah’s best efforts.
Coach of the Gayndah team Glenn Oppermann said he was happy with his team’s performance regardless of the loss.
“We are still turning up to play and given that we had three players having their first game of the season and we only had a bare 13, I think we did pretty well,” he said.
“So many of our players are away for work and a few on the injured list, we will come back and give every team in the competition a shake.”
Oppermann told his boys at half time to just keep the basics right.
He told his team that they
CAUGHT! Dwinelle Luani takes the tackle and is brought down hard. can be proud of the fact that they had turned up and had a go. team.
Last year Bligh was captain of Theodore and has played in many representative teams.
Bligh said he was so happy that the Eidsvold Eagles had won its first game of the year.
“We have a big forward pack now and the young Eidsvold lads are stepping it up in the backs,” Bligh said.
“I have never seen these boys play as they did today and we can now look forward to our next win.” 1. The Dodd family supporting the Eagles. 2. Halasima Taulafo is over for one of his three tries. 3. Jeff Shadford moves the ball out along the Gayndah line. 4. Nimi Lote Lutai still gets the ball away. 5. Stanley Bligh only knows one way to run and that is flat out. 6. One of Eidsvold’s best defenders on the day was David Chapman. 7. Gayndah puts the ball in the air on the fifth tackle but only puts Eidsvold back in possession. 8. Stanley Bligh gets the kicking tee from Gary Popp. said he could not believe that he was given the chance to play for the Eagles.
“I started the year just playing in short bursts because I was so unfit but now I can play the whole 80 minutes,” Chapman said.
“We have been training hard and we have had 20 players turning up every week to train.
“If you don’t come to training you don’t get a spot in the team so we have all been trying hard to get a jersey.”
The Eagles will be playing Murgon this weekend at home and Gayndah will be at home toWondai.
All Central Burnett teams will be matching their skills against South Burnett teams, with Mundubbera travelling to Cherbourg for
David Chapman If you don’t come to training you don’t get a spot in the team so we have all been trying hard to get a jersey.
the match of the round and Monto will play Kingaroy to round out the draw.