Cowra Eagles coach Adam Gambrill is pleased to have come away with the points on Sunday, his side recovering from their round one loss and opening their account in the process.
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The Eagles flexed their muscles in a 7-1 rout of Mudgee at Edgell Park, the goals shared between Micky Howarth, Lewis Hodge, Pat Buttigieg, Will Baker, Perry Wiegold and Matt Reed.
Gambrill labelled the victory important ahead of this Sunday’s expected tough trip to Lithgow.
“It’s good to get the first win. Particularly having the two early home games, if we didn’t win on Sunday it wouldn’t have been ideal,” Adam Gambrill said.
“We played really well. It’s hard to maintain the intensity when you’re five or six goals ahead.
“[Maintaining intensity] is something we spoke about after the match and it’s something we’ll need to apply for this weekend’s tough away trip.”
Initially the match was evenly contested but the Eagles kicked into gear about halfway through the opening 45 minutes.
Four goals in a 20-minute period had Mudgee reeling and Cowra in the box seat at the break.
“We started a bit sloppy and they were up for it early. Halfway through the first half we took control. We had a chat about maintaining our level of play at halftime,” Gambrill said.
Cowra continued the mauling into the second half registering a further three goals – one an own goal – before Mudgee kicked a late consolation with only minutes remaining.
Gambrill identified defender Matt Reed and winger Max Wensely as two of Cowra’s best on the day, along with Perry Wiegold in the middle.
“Matt [Reed] was a bit of a utility last year but he’s been starting in the backs and was a standout. Max [Wensley] kept concentration for the 90 minutes and Perry [Wiegold] was really good.”
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