Eidsvold wins in a close (and cold) rugby game
Eidsvold takes the lead on extremely tight game
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.