Club, Women

Boambee Eagles soar up the ladder

The Boambee Eagles have certainly turned their season around in recent weeks.

After starting the season slowly and finding themselves in fourth spot, the Eagles have soared up the ladder to second spot thanks to three recent wins, including their first victory out of three meetings against the Macleay Valley Rangers last weekend.

The Eagles other two recent wins were a 1-0 victory against fellow top-3 side the Coffs City United Lionesses, and a dominant 6-1 triumph against the Sawtell Scorpions.

Eagles coach Neil Witherdin gave a clear reason for his side’s resurgence this season.

“We’re starting to get our players back, as last weekend was the first time we’ve had our best middle 5 on the field this season,” he said.

“The girls will admit they hadn’t been playing as well as they’d like earlier in the season, but now they are starting to step up.”

Despite sitting in second spot after recent good form, the Eagles coach knows there is still work to be done.

“We know we’re off the pace when it comes to Urunga, as they are playing really good football,” he said.

“With Urunga it’s going to be a battle, and the question is whether we can maintain the form we showed against Rangers or go back to our old habits.”

Witherdin was looking forward to continuing his sides form against a Sawtell Scorpions side coming off their own good result.

“We have Sawtell this week which will be a good game, as they’ll be buoyed by their draw against Coffs United, and we will be buoyed by us beating a good side in Macleay Valley,” he said.

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