Eagles swoop Warriors in close game
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Eidsvold Eagles defeated Biggenden Warriors 38-30 in a nail-biting performance at the weekend.
Eidsvold Eagles coach Darryl Blucher said he was very impressed with his team’s win.
“We did brilliant, the boys did very well, us older fellas came in and gave the younger players a hand and showed them the way,” Blucher said.
“Biggenden played a very beautiful game, there was no mucking around, no nasty stuff like you usually see in a football game.
“Overall it was just a great game, it was awesome.”
Blucher said the improvement from Biggenden was evident.
“They’ve improved lots, from the round robin we played to now, it’s just an awesome team,” Blucher said.
“They came together well and have new players which is good to see.”
Despite the team’s win, Blucher said there was still some improvement left to go.
“We’ll improve on ball handling and fitness, that’s all we really need,” Blucher said.
Biggenden improved “in patches”, according to coach Steve Jackson.
“They had their moments, I haven’t found the right switch to turn them on from the word go,” Jackson said.
“So once they work on the bugs, you know, they’ll start straight away, we’ll do better.”
“It’s our first year, in certain parts we’ve improved and in other areas we’re just lacking a little bit.”
Communication is one of the biggest problems so far.
“The ability to talk to each other and defence is a few of the things we’ll be working on in training,” Jackson said.
“I’m pretty well stoked, it’s still our first year and you can’t really falter.”
❝ I’m pretty well stoked, it’s still our first year and you can’t really falter. — Steve Jackson, Biggenden
PRACTISING: Eidsvold Eagles players prepare for the match against Biggenden Warriors at the weekend.
The Biggenden players coming off the field.
The Biggenden Warriors players watching their team play at the weekend.
Lindsay Collins, Jefferson Skinner, Nathan Bradden watch the game unfold.
The Warriors preparing for the second half of footy.