Mur­gon smashes Eidsvold

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Tobi Lof­tus tobi.lof­tus@cnbtimes.com.au

EIDSVOLD was smashed on its home ground by Mur­gon on Satur­day night.

The Mus­tangs ripped into the Ea­gles, de­feat­ing them 44 to 12.

De­spite the loss, Eidsvold coach and player Blake Popp said he was happy with how his team per­formed.

“I’m feel­ing pretty good,” Popp said.

“That was one of the best games we’ve had all year.

“It was just un­lucky that Mur­gon ran away with it at the end there.”

Popp said the game was a clash be­tween two strong for­ward sides.

“There were some big hits up the mid­dle,” he said.

“I was happy with how the boys were run­ning, they didn’t stop.

“We were un­lucky not to get a win out of it.”

While Popp said he was happy with his for­wards, they were not strong enough to break through the Mus­tangs’ de­fence, which coach Ja­sonWeb­ber said they had been work­ing hard to strengthen.

“The one thing we were try­ing to work on lead­ing into the fi­nals was our de­fence and early on we let that one try in, but I was re­ally pleased with our ef­fort in de­fence,” Web­ber said.

“There was a lot more speed in our de­fen­sive line which was good.”

Eidsvold will take on Mun­dub­bera for their last game be­fore the fi­nals at the Martin Love Oval in Mun­dub­bera on Satur­day.

DOWN: Peter Bligh is tack­led in the Satur­day night match at Eidsvold.

ABOVE: A scrum dur­ing the match. BE­LOW: Play­ers shake hands af­ter the game at the Eidsvold v Mur­gon game.

Jameel Sul­li­van goes for the kick.

Peter Bligh with the ball.

A tackle as Eidsvold takes on Mur­gon.

Salesi Tar­alu with the ball.

He­hele Vaka Ka­toa with the ball at the Eidsvold v Mur­gon game.

Af­ter a tackle at the Eidsvold v Mur­gon game.

The teams line up be­fore the game at the Eidsvold v Mur­gon game.

Eidsvold kick off at the Eidsvold v Mur­gon game.

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