By Shane Jones
In 45 minutes of football the United Park Eagles showed why they are the best women’s team in Bundaberg.
The team put on a masterclass to beat The Waves 5-0 in the Division 1 ladies final.
The side set up the win in the first half with Bundaberg’s national discus thrower Taryn Gollshewsky dominating in a player-of-the-match display, scoring a hattrick.
“We worked really hard tonight and everything came together from the training sessions,” UPE captain Madison Masterman-Smith said.
“In the warm up we were completely silent because we were focused on what we wanted to achieve.
“From previous times, in finals, we have to come out with intensity and putting goals away early in finals is vital.”
And the team just did that, to blow away The Waves, who were in their first final in four years.
UPE has now won four cups in a row.
“We have a lot of younger girls,” Masterman-Smith said.
“Playing with us older girls has been a great experience.”
Masterman-Smith said it was great to have Gollshewsky back and firing in the goals.
The focus for UPE now is to continue its season in the Wide Bay Premier League women and beat the Hervey Bay teams.
“We know we’ve got more competition in Hervey Bay to go against,” Masterman-Smith said.
“If we play like we did tonight we won’t have and issues against them.”
The side will play Sunbury tonight at 8pm with Bingera to face Granville at the same time with both games at Martens Oval.
The Waves will face Tinana tomorrow at 4pm at Martens Oval.