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Boambee Eagles face early season challenges

THE Boambee Eagles beat all before them on their way to winning last years women’s 1st division minor premiership.

The Eagles have made a tougher start this year in their initial games of the Coastal League One Women season.

Their first two games at home saw them draw with the Macleay Valley Rangers and go down to the Urunga Raiders, before they had their first win of the season against the Sawtell Scorpions at the Coffs Football Centre.

Eagles coach Neil Witherdin said a lot of players had stepped up to play in the new league.

“We’ve had some players out, and we’ve had a lot of young girls and older women who have only played in 2nd division,” he said.

“We’ve picked up a lot of second division players, and it’s been really hard to keep the same team each week as we had three first grade debutants against Sawtell.

“It’s going to be a challenge for us, and its going to be an interesting season for us.”

Since their initial win against the Scorpions, the Eagles haven’t played in nearly three weeks after having a bye and their scheduled match against the Coffs City United Lionesses postponed.

The Eagles will try to make it two wins in a row when they travel to Kempsey to take on the Macleay Valley Rangers this weekend.

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