VIDEO: Momentum Shifts Up A Gear For Eagles

VIDEO & PHOTOS: In just a few short weeks the Nerang Eagles’ Premier League squad has turned up the heat on their opponents, with both teams now just a few points behind the leaders in their respective competitions after scorching wins over some tough opponents.

Rivalries, red cards and some radical goals have been in the mix, with the Premier Firsts taking scalp after scalp as they develop their rhythm and stride.

After a dominating win over Mudgeeraba the Eagles survived a full scale assault from Palm Beach at home only to back it up, with the thumping of marquee Premier League team Broadbeach United last weekend at home in front of a stellar crowd of Nerang old boys and a growing fan base.

The story so far has been similar for the Reserves, who last week downed the ladder leaders and are also poised for a shot at the top position on the table if they can maintain their momentum into the next few rounds of critical games.

On Tuesday night the teams take on Gold Coast Premier League giants Surfers Paradise in a blockbuster that, should Nerang take the win in the main game, catapult Nerang to within just 2 points of the top position.

With many players returning from injury, both Nerang sides are stacked with hungry players at the moment including a bevy of Academy of Football Australia players who continue their assault on the top flight of senior football on the Gold Coast.

The coaching staff haven’t been resting on their successes so far though, with the squad spending their 10-day break between games training up a storm and attending recovery sessions in preparation for the some fierce matches ahead.

Recent results for our Premier League Firsts
WIN over Tweed Heads 5-0
WIN over Mudgeeraba 4-2
WIN over Palm Beach 3-2
WIN over Broadbeach 5-1

VIDEO AND PHOTOS BELOW

Be there THIS TUESDAY NIGHT at Nerang to see them take on the warriors from Apollo. 6:30pm kick off for the Ressies and 8:30pm kick off for the main game. It’ll be fireworks on Bob Jeffrey Field without any doubt, neither team wants to drop this round!

 

 

Caleb Murphy paces away from his Broadbeach opponents in Nerang Reserves 3-2 win over the visitors.
The Broadbeach defender was somehow lucky to not get a straight red card after deliberately wrapping up and pulling back Nerang Premier League forward Fikret Mehic. Mehic – the last man – was pacing towards goal unopposed and with just the keeper to beat at the time. The professional foul prevented a likely goal but the referee somehow didn’t make the call. Either way, Nerang dominated the game for a more-than-convincing 5-1 win over Broadbeach.
Ben Dixon takes to the air in the Reserves.
Koki Miyasaka slides in for a committed and tricky challenge, blocking the through ball and halting the Broadbeach charge in the main game last weekend.
Henry Adams fends off his pursuer as he drives in from the right wing during the Reserves game.
The quiet assassin, Koji Kato spies his options during Nerang’s 5 goal drumming of Broadbeach.
Nick ‘Klaus’ Jeffrey controlling the Eagles’ back line in the Reserves – on the very field named after his late father – presenting a formidable challenge for any would-be attacker.