Eagles hold off UniSA fight back

GAWLER Eagles survived a late scare from UniSA FC on Saturday afternoon to secure the three premiership points in State League 2 soccer.
The Eagles, who were thrashed 2-5 by Vipers FC in their most recent appearance, went in seeking redemption after another poor defensive showing.
Gawler went up 1-0 in the 30th minute after Iradi Baragomwa converted confidently.
The lead was soon doubled after captain Robbie McMillan slotted a goal just minutes later.
The Eagles went into the half-time break two goals ahead, and substituted Henry Hodgson for Jay Nzambimana.
Baragomwa thought he had put the game to bed in the 61st minute, with his second score of the game putting Gawler 3-0 up.
However, UniSA refused to lie down.
Lee Nolan and Marcelle Chibembu both beat goalkeeper Michael Gomes in the 63rd and 66th minutes, respectively, to put some uncertainty into the
Gawler camp.
However, Baragomwa secured his hat-trick in the 73rd minute to lock away victory for the Eagles.
The win moves Gawler into eighth position, and the side will take on Adelaide Cobras this weekend.

Jack Hudson


Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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