The Emerald Eagles had a slow start but came back to win 2-1 against the Capricorn Coast.
The Emerald Eagles had a slow start but came back to win 2-1 against the Capricorn Coast. Rebekah Polley

Eagles claw back to earn 2-1 win

THE Emerald Eagles premier men were able to turn a poor first half into a win in their match against Capricorn Coast at the weekend.

Playing at home, coach John Salogni said the first half was nothing more than "rubbish" with possession and ball control going to the visitors in the Central Queensland competition match.

The Eagles conceded the first goal and went into half-time down 1-0.

"They played their game in the first half but played my game in the second," Salogni said.

"Communication was a big factor ... we needed ball to feet and communication. In the second half they came to life."

Hayden Hearne and Timmy O'Rourke both found the back of the net for the premiers and Salogni said the back line was solid.

Salogni said he was pleased with the win, and said teams like Capricorn Coast, who were near the bottom of the competition ladder, were dangerous to play.

"They have the perception they have nothing to lose, they are the ones that can hurt the most," he said.

"We need to be more consistent.

"Too many times we tend to drop our level to compliment the team they're playing.

"We are such a good team we can rise above it."

The reserves also recorded a 2-0 win, coming off a loss last week.

"It was only a matter of time before they won," Salogni said.

"It's a good roll for them, they are starting to climb the ladder."

Salogni said Nick Kajer again stood out for the reserves, finding the net for the third week in a row.

The Eagles will travel to Gladstone this weekend to play top of the ladder Clinton, who Salogni said would be a tough side to beat, especially with a lot of key players missing from the premier men.


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