THE United Park Eagles are thankful they get the bye this week.

On Saturday, the team secured its fifth straight win of the Wide Bay Men's League with a 5-3 victory against Sunbury.

Down at half-time, the team scored four second half goals to win.

Coach Joel Jamieson said a change in formation helped the side.

"I moved a forward to the back and we led our football out from the back with a 4-5-1 formation," he said.

"That worked as the team played well and we were able to overrun Sunbury."

With the win moving the team to second it will now have two weeks off to recover from a tough month.

"It will be good to have a couple of weeks off," Jamieson said.

"The team has been tested with injuries in the league, FFA Cup, and representative competition."

"Our results show the character in the team and we are happy with where we are."

When they return though, the team knows it faces a challenge with matches against Brothers Aston Villa and Across The Waves.

"Those teams will be a real test for us and it will shape our season," he said.

"We need to be more consistent than our recent performances or they will punish our mistakes."

In other results, Waves won their first match in three rounds with a 5-3 win against Doon Villa as the United Warriors toppled KSS Jets 5-0.

Finally, Bingera won 3-1 against Diggers.

In the Wide Bay women's league, Bingera smashed Diggers 9-0, the United Warriors won 3-0 against Hervey Bay as the United Park Eagles won 4-1 against Sunbury.

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