BOAMBEE Eagles have soared to their first win of the season beating the Sawtell Scorpions 4-0 in the latest round of the inaugural Coastal League One Women competition.
Kylie McDonald scored a hat trick for the Eagles as a dominant first half set up the win for Boambee.
The Eagles opened the scoring in the 9th minute after McDonald finished a quality cross into the box.
Josie Helisma would get the second goal for the Eagles after finishing a deft through ball into the box.
The Scorpions were starved of chances throughout the first half as Boambee controlled proceedings with deft short passing and a lot of one-twos, as well as constant pressure on the ball.
Kylie McDonald scored her second just before half-time as the Eagles took a 3-0 lead into the break which would prove to be unassailable.
The Scorpions came out a completely different side to start the second half, turning the tables on the Eagles in a spirited display.
But the Eagles would keep a clean sheet and McDonald would get her hat trick as Boambee took home the three points for the first time this season.
Despite his side scoring four goals, it was a defensive play which caught the eye of Eagles coach Neil Witherdin.
“Play of the day for me was with 5 minutes to go, and Niokah Morris ran 60m to chase down a Scorpions forward,” he said.
“It’s things like that which are more important than scoring nice goals, as it creates a work ethic and commitment which rubs off on the rest of the players.
“To do that when we were up 4-0 was a great effort.”
Round 4 also saw the Urunga Raiders win their third match in a row with a dominant 6-0 victory at home against the Macleay Valley Rangers.