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Boambee Eagles soar to big win against Sawtell Scorpions

THE Boambee Eagles are flying high after their 6-1 victory against the Sawtell Scorpions in the latest round of the inaugural Coastal League One Women season.

A four-goal haul from Allissa Tate helped the Eagles to their second win of the season, as the striker had a big day out at Toormina Oval.

The Eagles opened the scoring in the fifth minute with a clever chip of the keeper by Tate.

Sawtell Scorpions captain Anna Champion equalised from the penalty spot in the 15th after a great counter attack led to a free kick in the box.

The Eagles hit straight back after the kick off with Tate tapping in a shot from close range for her second goal.

Boambee created the better chances in the first half, while their backs were clam under pressure throughout the match and started a number of attacking raids.

The visitors started the second half all guns blazing as Tate scored her hat trick straight after half-time after finishing a beautiful through ball from fellow forward Kylie McDonald.

Tate and McDonald combined again with the Eagles striker finishing a short pass in the box for her fourth goal.

McDonald scored one of her own with a clinical strike to make it 5-1, as it became one way traffic in the second half.

After following up a hat-trick in 2nd division the week before, Tate knew if she put in the effort her teammates would find her.

“It felt really good to work with Kylie as she’s a very good player, as she was giving me a lot of space and it’s nice when she’s trying to set you up,” she said.

“I pretty much knew she’d find me, and my teammates know I’ve got leg speed so they kick it to me.”

Round 9 also saw the Urunga Raiders win their sixth straight match of the season with a 3-0 victory at home against the Macleay Valley Rangers.

The win sees the Raiders extend their lead at the top of the ladder to eight points.

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