United Park Eagles' Matthew Twyford in action against the KSS Jets in the last round of the FFA Cup.
United Park Eagles' Matthew Twyford in action against the KSS Jets in the last round of the FFA Cup. Matthew McInerney

Eagles left to focus on Cup

THE United Park Eagles have had one problem eliminated as they prepare for the FFA Cup today.

Scheduled to face Bingera on Saturday in the Wide Bay League men's competition this has now been rescheduled to later in the year.

With coach Joel Jamieson now able to focus on the sixth preliminary round match against the Sunshine Coast Fire he said it was a relief to not play two matches.

"It worked out really well for us and we'll play the match in June or July," he said. "If we had to play we would have moved our two's into the first division."

"The club's focus was always on the Cup."

With a short turnaround before the clash, Jamieson said training had been light this week.

"We had a pool session on Tuesday and on Thursday we focused on strategy and tactics," he said.

"A lot of players backed up from Bundaberg rep as well so we won't do much."

When asked about the tactics he would use for the match Jamieson said he wouldn't be changing much.

"We'll be playing our game and focusing on our strengths," he said.

"They are a quick and well-drilled side so we'll have to be ready for that."

Jamieson said the team should be proud of their achievement regardless of the result but would aim to pull off an upset.

"I hope the players enjoy the atmosphere of the match and enjoy the occasion," he said.

The Eagles will face the Fire at 4pm in Kawana. A win will put them one match away from potentially facing an A-League side at home.



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