Back to business-as-usual for Cowra Eagles in Orange District soccer

The Senior Eagles have made a strong impression since moving to a new league this year. Photo: Andrew Fisher
The Senior Eagles have made a strong impression since moving to a new league this year. Photo: Andrew Fisher

After the reserves' first win of the season last week, things reverted to the norm this week for the Cowra Eagles Soccer Club, with the seniors winning comfortably while, not for the first time, reserves struggled in their match.

First Grade

A Bevan Foxall hat-trick has helped turn the side for a sluggish seniors outfit at they overcame a slow start to win 4-1 at home against the Barnstoneworth Saints.

The Saints went out with plenty of purpose, scoring from outside of the box, and with Cowra hardly troubling the opposition's goal keeper during the first half, Barnstoneworth were 1-0 at half-time.

However, in the second half, the Eagles re-discovered their resolve, with better ball movement helping to create space and opportunities, especially on the wings, with all of Cowra's goals originating from crosses that went towards the far post.

In the second half, the Eagles re-discovered their resolve, with better ball movement helping to create space and opportunities...

The Senior Eagles were slow out of the blocks last weekend

While Foxall was the main beneficiary, scoring three goals, Darcy Callaghan also chipped in, allowing the Eagles to get away to a comfortable 4-1 win with Tyler Hunt and Lucas Hayes amongst the best afield in the victory.

The win has the Eagles in second place on four wins and two losses, one game behind Barnstoneworth FC.

Second Grade

Despite the scoreline (6-0) suggesting a rout, the Cowra Eagles performed better than the numbers suggested in their loss at Edgell Oval to Barnstoneworth United.

A see sawing encounter, the free-flowing game meant that goals were also difficult to stop, and United were the beneficiaries, with coach Chris Baratto suggesting that "a couple of lucky goals from United were against the run of play".

Cowra's Luke Boyd, Ethan Gray and Jason Lau were among the best in the loss, which leaves Cowra in sixth spot on the B Grade ladder, but the team will now shift into C grade when they take on the Over 35's Waratahs this weekend from 1pm at Edgell Park, with the seniors to take on the Waratah FC team from 3.15pm.

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