Eagles too good for Cabramatta

Winner winner: The East Campbelltown Eagles celebrate after scoring a try against Cabramatta. Picture: Brett Atkins
Winner winner: The East Campbelltown Eagles celebrate after scoring a try against Cabramatta. Picture: Brett Atkins

The East Campbelltown Eagles were victorious in a high scoring game against Cabramatta at the weekend.

The 40-30 win also coincided with Polynesian Day, with the Eagles donning a specially designed jersey to mark the occasion.

It was not the start East Campbelltown hoped for after Cabramatta crossed for the first try of the game in the opening minute. However, the Eagles’ leading try scorer Craig Moustakas reduced the deficit to two when he crossed shortly after.

Cabramatta continued to trade blows on the scoreboard but a try just before the break saw East Campbelltown head into the sheds at half time with a 22-18 lead.

The second half started brilliantly for the Eagles with Mason Talolua scoring to give the home side a 10-point buffer. Samuel Ioane then crossed for his second to blow the score out to 34-18 before a Cabramatta try again reduced the margin to 10.

Talolua crossed for his second to restore the 16 point buffer for the Eagles.

Cabramatta never gave up and managed to score another try but the Eagles proved too good in the end.

Coach Richard Barnes said there were positives and negatives from the match.

“Our defence wasn’t up to standard but we played some tough footy in the past few weeks and I cannot fault the guys’ commitment.”