THE United Park Eagles created history on Monday afternoon for football in Bundaberg.

With a 4-0 win against KSS Jets at Hervey Bay they became the first Bundaberg side to make the sixth preliminary round of the FFA Cup.

Now they are just two wins away from potentially hosting an A-League side here in the region and will face the Sunshine Coast Fire on Sunday.

A double to Jake Davis and goals to Brendan Davis and Dylan-James Cairney set up the win.

Despite the win, coach Joel Jamieson was disappointed with one area of their game.

"My stats guy said we had 60 turnovers in the game, which is not good enough," he said. "I'd like to get it under 20 in a game, not per half.

"We're a long way off that. I personally think they're playing at only 50% at the moment - they've got a lot of improvement there."

After a tough first half and a quick chat about their playing style, Jamieson was pleased with their response.

"Yes, they had 10 men but my side started to listen to me a bit more," he said.

"They were passing on the ground rather than the silly chip over the top."

With the win, UPE finds itself with an interesting dilemma this weekend.

On Saturday, they are expected to take on Bingera away from home in the Wide Bay men's league before facing the Fire on Sunday in Kawana.

While the match against Bingera could be scheduled for another date, Jamieson said his side would make a decision later in the week about whether to rest players for the weekend.

"That's a tough decision," he said. "I'll have to sit down with the other coaches and work out what we've got; assess the injuries after this game, see how the boys pull up and make our decision."



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