Eagles soar over the Bulldogs

Connor Stone gets his kick away. Image: Solana Photography

Brendan Bowers

The ATW Eagles are finding form at the right time of the season with a win over cross-town rivals Brothers Bulldogs on Saturday.

The Eagles defeated Brothers 9.4-58 to 6.13-49.

Isak Hose was the top goal scorer with three goals.

Eagles coach Jimmy Power was pleased with his team’s performance.

“The boys played a really good game, and that makes it three out of our last four games,” Power said.

He believes the team is finally clicking with the game plan they have adopted this season.

“We are starting to get some real belief in what we are doing,” he said.

The team will face a challenging weekend task when they host the undefeated Hervey Bay Bombers at Frank Coulthard Oval.

“It will be a good day as we unveil and wear the indigenous jersey Micky Blair designed. We are looking forward to wearing the jersey,”

In the other senior match played on the weekend, the Hervey Bay Bombers destroyed Bay Power 20.14-134 to 1.2-8.

In excessively winding conditions, the Bombers continued their winning ways with Michael Smith kicking six majors for the Red and Black.

Coach Troy Ignatenko was reasonably pleased with how the team played but is not getting carried away as they prepare for the finals.

“We were solid at the football in tricky conditions that once we mastered, we executed well,” Ignatenko said.

He was full of praise for Todd Baldwin’s efforts on the day.

“He was back to his best and played really well,” he said.

Bay Power will also travel to Bundaberg to play Brothers Bulldogs on Saturday.

In reserves, Brothers Bulldogs claimed the points over Across the Waves winning 4.6-30 to 3.8-26, while Hervey Bay scored another win over Bay Power 6.7-43 to 4.2-26.