Eagles to take on Lions

Phi Lu and the Tumut Eagles will take on the Young Lions on Sunday.

The Tumut Eagles first grade side will look to put a winless run of four games behind them when travelling to Young on Sunday when taking on the Lions in round seven of the Pascoe Cup competition.

The Eagles lost three on the trot when falling to Tolland, Leeton and Hanwood, but bounced back in round six when drawing 2-all with Henwood Park. 

It is always a tough trip to Young and veteran goalkeeper Matt Casey expected another hard outing.

“It is always tough. I don’t know why, whether it is mental or something else, but it is always hard there,” Casey said. 

“It’s only an hour and a quarter away, and it’s not much longer than travelling to Wagga, but they always seem stronger at home, and it will probably be the same on the weekend.”

The usually competitive Lions have been on the end of some thrashings in recent weeks, losing four of their previous five matches when beaten 4-nil by Hanwood, 4-1 by Lake Albert, 3-1 by South Wagga and 4-1 by Wagga United, while their only win during that run of results came against the winless Cootamundra Strikers, with the Lions getting up 4-nil.

Casey believes it is important Tumut do away with Young on Sunday, especially if the Eagles want to be recognised as Pascoe Cup contender in 2022.

“It is very important to get that win, especially after a couple of trouncings, including the game against Tolland,” Casey said. 

“We really need to give it our best shot against Young and go from there and hopefully win some more games.

“If we have our full complement, we can do some damage to a lot of teams in the competition, and we have been unlucky and undermanned in a few games, but if we are full strength against Young, we need to win.”

It is yet another busy week of Pascoe Cup action, and in the remaining games to be played on Sunday, Wagga United host Lake Albert, Leeton play Henwood Park, Hanwood take on South Wagga and Cootamundra host Tolland.

Eagles chasing Blake Trophy win

Tumut’s third grade side face a tougher task on Saturday when visiting the Lions in Young. 

Young sit in fourth place on the Blake Trophy competition ladder and the Lions have been playing good football of late, winning three of their past five games.

Tumut on the other hand is fresh off three consecutive losses, although they have played some good football without winning. 

If the Eagles want to turn their season around, it must start with a win against the Lions on Saturday. 

Juniors fly high in Wagga

It was another good week for the Tumut Eagles junior sides, who won three of their four games in Wagga on Saturday when playing in round six of the Football Wagga Wagga competition. 

Tumut scored eight goals in the under 12s match, defeating Wagga United in an entertaining affair, 8-5. 

The Eagles under 14s and 15/16s sides also won, while the under 13s went down in a heart-breaking result, losing 5-4. 

Tumut are again in Wagga on Saturday with their juniors playing at Rawlings Park, while their Miniroos are in action at Duke of Kent Oval.

Competitive round 6 results 

Under 12s: Tumut def Wagga United 8-5

Under 13s:  Lake Albert def Tumut 5-4

Under 14s: Tumut def Tolland 4-1

Under 15/16s: Tumut def Lake Albert 4-2

Junior Eagles round 7 draw at Rawlings Park

9am: 12s v Henwood Park

10.25: 13s v Wagga United

12.05pm: 14s v Wagga United

1.40pm: 15/16s v Wagga United

Miniroos round 5 draw at Duke of Kent

6s v Lake Albert – 10.15am

7s v Henwood Park – 12.15pm

8s Gold v Lake Albert – 11.15am

8s Black v Henwood Park – 12.15pm

9s v Lake Albert- 10.15am

10s v Tolland – 10.15am

11s v Tolland – 12.15pm. 

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