Waves sink Eagles in Wide Bay Men's League
FOOTBALL: Expecting the worst with players out, Waves delivered when it counted in the latest round of the Wide Bay Men's League.
Playing against the in-form United Park Eagles the Waves put in one of their best performances of the season to win 6-0.
Two goals in the opening 25 minutes and one right after the half time break set up the largest win for the team this season.
Talking after the match Waves coach Jason De Papi said the first two goals were the difference in the match.
"The Eagles had chances in the first 20-25 minutes with them one on one with the goalkeeper a number of times," he said.
"Matt Eilers [our goalkeeper] was up to the task though and saved well as we took out chances."
Pleased with the full game performance of his side De Papi said it was satisfying to continue the scoring after half time.
"I said at half time 'we need to score again'," he said.
"It was good to see a couple of goals go in."
"I'm proud of the boys as it was a tough game."
With five players out still from their best eleven, the player-coach said he didn't expect the score to be so one-sided.
"I was a bit worried as we had two weeks off with bye," he said.
"Overall I thought it was one of our better games."
With a big month ahead of them De Papi is hoping the team can start a run as they can go on a run, starting with the KSS Jets this weekend.
"They are a pretty good side and will be tough at home," he said.
"We'll be short again so we aim to do our best to win."
In other results Brothers Aston Villa made it 10 wins in a row with a 3-1 win over the Jets as Blake O'Brien scored his tenth goal of the season.
Bingera moved to third on the ladder with a 3-0 win over Sunbury in Maryborough with Diggers Bundaberg outclassed by Doon Villa in a 5-1 defeat.
Meanwhile in the Wide Bay Women's League Bingera remain on top by three points after a 2-0 win over Sunbury.
Brothers Aston Villa defeated Hervey Bay 3-0, with Diggers Bundaberg winning 2-1 over Doon Villa after a 68th minute strike from Georgia Halpin.