Eidsvold wins in a close (and cold) rugby game

Eidsvold takes the lead on ex­tremely tight game

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

THE Eidsvold Ea­gles and Gayn­dah Glad­i­a­tors did not let the cold on Satur­day night af­fect their game play, play­ing one of the tight­est games of the sea­son so far.

With the mer­cury sit­ting around nine de­grees Cel­sius, the Glad­i­a­tors came out want­ing to win.

The first half was neck and neck, with the Glad­i­a­tors scor­ing a try, then Eidsvold get­ting across the line.

By half time the score was 16 all.

While the same sort of play con­tin­ued into the se­cond half, it was not enough for Gayn­dah to start a win­ning streak af­ter their first win of the sea­son last week, with Eidsvold win­ning the game 34-26.

Eidsvold coach and player Blake Popp was happy with how his play­ers per­formed.

“It’s good to have a win, though there is still im­prove­ment needed there.

“There were a lot of silly mis­takes by us, which gave Gayn­dah the ad­van­tage in the first half.

“We usu­ally dig deep in that last bit and come back a bit. It was good to get that cou­ple of quick ones on them in the se­cond half, gave us the ad­van­tage for the rest of the game.”

Gayn­dah coach Scott Lit­tle­field said it was a good con­test and he was proud of his boys.

“We were in that game right up un­til the end, there were a few cru­cial er­rors on our be­half and a few bad calls that didn’t go our way, but we’ll go back on Tues­day and re­group,” Lit­tle­field said.

“De­fen­sively they were great, and the ef­fort was out­stand­ing con­sid­er­ing six of our first play­ers were out this week.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions to Eidsvold, they stuck to their guns, they know how to put points on when they have to.”


CLOSE AND COLD: Eidsvold with the ball at the Eidsvold v Gayn­dah match in Eidsvold.

Damien Ge­orge kicks the ball.

The teams line up be­fore the game at the Eidsvold v Gayn­dah match in Eidsvold.

Gayn­dah play­ers make a charge.

Tyler West goes to kick the ball at the Eidsvold v Gayn­dah match.

Eidsvold play­ers pass the ball af­ter a tackle.

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