United Park Eagle Brendan Davis at Martens Oval.
United Park Eagle Brendan Davis at Martens Oval. Mike Knott BUN140816FOOTBALL3

The United Park Eagles are finals bound

FOOTBALL: For the second straight week, the United Park Eagles have left it to late in the match to secure three points.

After winning with a 90th minute strike against the United Warriors last week, this week they won 3-2 with a goal in the 83rd minute of the men's Wide Bay League match against Sunbury.

The Brad Jones goal sealed their spot in the finals, it also ended any chance the Blues had of making them.

Talking after the match coach Joel Jamieson said his team's commitment to play until the final whistle continued to pay off.

"A lot of teams seem to slack off right at the end and they don't realise it goes to the wire,” he said.

"Thankfully Sunbury let us in late.”

With the team still aiming for a top two-spot Jamieson said the focus was just to keep on winning.

"(Top two) is out of our control as we need results to go our way,” he said.

"All we can keep doing is keep on winning and keep our run going towards the finals.”

With the team on a four-game winning streak, after a mid-season lapse, Jamieson said the team was almost back to the form they had at the start of the season.

"We had a couple of internal things with a few results not going our way and their heads going down,” he said.

"A lot of confidence was lost and as they are a young team they didn't respond well to losing some tough games.”

"We had to build their confidence up and I think we are starting to do that.”

Jamieson said another area contributing to the Eagles success was their defence.

"Our back line has been really sharp in the last four games,” he said.

"They have been on top of their game, which has been fantastic.”

The only concern for the Eagles heading into the final round is an injury to captain Jake Davis.

Ruled out for a couple of weeks, Jamieson said they were hopeful he would return in time for the finals.

The Eagles face Doon Villa on Saturday.