9 March, 2022

Eagles secure second round win

THE Atherton Eagles have progressed to the third round of the Australian Cup (formerly FFA) Far North and Gulf Region after a dominating and convincing win against the Port Douglas Dragons recently.

The matchup was hosted at the Eagles nest, the Atherton International Club, last month with both teams looking to push ahead and securing a spot in the third round coming up later this month. 

Atherton started off the stronger of the two sides and looked deadly on the field from the outset, Jamie Cuda just barely missed out on opening the score after a chip managed to hit the crossbar. 

Tim Buckly was on hand to give the Eagles their first and second goals while an athletic save by Eagles goalie Luke Barletta squashed the Dragons hope of scoring before halftime. 

The Eagles came soaring out of the gates into the second half as Jashub Cox secured the Eagles third goal. 

The Dragons remained scoreless until an Atherton Eagle player decided to temporarily change sides and put one into his own goal, giving the Dragons their first goal of the game. 

Despite this assistance the Dragons couldn’t match the Eagles as the scores remained 3-1 at fulltime as the Eagles move into the third round against the Stratford Dolphins on 26 March in Cairns.


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