The 2018 Nerang Eagles Premier League side has hit the ground running and have eased into the top of the ladder early in the Group B of the pre-season competition – this year’s Club Health & Wellness Cup.
Dominent in possession, it was only a matter of time until the back of Palm Beach’s net began rattling with the ball inside it
In what was labelled by all who saw it, an absolutely cracking game of football, Nerang opened their season against last year’s Premier League grand final winners Broadbeach United an immediately turned heads with their composure and pace.
The Broadbeach side, favourites from the onset, were unable to get on top of the Eagles and at the final whistle it was a one all draw, stunning one of the city’s top sides.
All we can say is – if you haven’t been to a game yet you’re missing out on seeing our Eagles putting on a show at the moment, let’s hope this hot streak continues!
BE THERE! NERANG EAGLES VS KINGSCLIFF WOLVES – SAT MARCH 10th – RESERVES KO 2:45pm and FIRSTS KO 5pm
On Wednesday night the Eagles came out firing again against the Palm Beach 2 side (photos below) and despite a first few minutes of solid intensity and fire from the Palm Beach team the Eagles quickly took control of the match, dominating possession and pace whilst firing in some truly world class strikes including Sammy’s missile – a high-speed and stinging strike fired from a few metres outside the top of the circle at the 18-yard box and nearly tearing a hole in the back of the net.
Despite a drizzling wet pitch it remained a fast-paced game and at the whistle it was a solid five to nil scoreline, which would have likely been higher if not for some gutsy defence and a couple of great saves from the Palm Beach goalkeeper. The frustration for Palm Beach began to show late in the game and underlying tensions were only simmered by the referee’s full-time whistle.
Coach Paul Edwards kept a cool and calculated side on point throughout the match, and used the second half as an opportunity to sub players in and out and give some of our bench players a good run.
Our Premier Reserves also notched up a five nil win on Wednesday night, lifting the team’s confidence.
It looks like this weekend’s games are a washout so we wait eagerly for the next round and the Eagles hitting the pitch, now with some solid momentum heading forward.