THE Eidsvold Eagles managed to overcome a spirited yet undermanned Gayndah Gladiators who looked to bounce back from a heavy loss the week before.

Eidsvold player Blake Pop credits the team's win on good team work but says there was plenty of improvement left.

"It wasn't a bad performance we just have to complete those sets," Pop said.

"There was a lot of unfinished play out there and some silly mistakes. I know we are only going to keep getting better."

After a hard-hitting and tight first-half the Gladiators managed to go into the break with a two point lead. But the superior numbers of the Eagles started to show in the second half.

"They played well and are just a little unlucky that they are struggling with numbers this year," Pop said.

"Once they get their numbers up and start playing together a bit they will come good too."

Gayndah player Damien George said it was a tough loss in front of the home crowd but was still proud of what the team was able to achieve.

"It was a good hard-fought and physical game," George said.

"We had 14 players and I credit every single one of them for playing tonight, it's a tough loss really."

After a heavy loss to Nanango the Gladiators were looking to make an impact and despite the loss George feels they did that.

"It was a great team effort despite the loss and I just can't credit the boys enough and we are thankful for the support the club always gets."

Pop said that once the Eagles started to click the team would begin to excel further.

"We are strong on the outside we just have to get our structure right in the middle and we will execute a lot better."


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