Boambee Eagles soar to the top of women’s first division Coffs Coast Sport News Of The Area by News Of The Area - Modern Media - August 4, 2021 Kylie McDonald with an immaculate first touch, cut inside and a thunderbolt strike into the net. THE Boambee Eagles soared to the top of the women’s first division with a 7-0 victory over the Maclean Bobcats last Saturday at Ayrshire Park. Eagles striker Kylie McDonald was on top form, scoring a hat-trick. It was a trademark performance from the prolific striker who has been a key ingredient to the Eagles’ success this season. McDonald terrorised the Maclean defence throughout with her immaculate first touch, delivering a special moment when she cut inside and rifled a thunderbolt strike into the back of the net. Jasmine Norberry counter-attacked strongly from midfield in transition play and was rewarded with two goals while Nikoka Morris and Hannah Clift Wilson scored one goal each. The game was evenly contested in the middle of the park but it was the clinical finishing that proved the difference between the two teams. Boambee coach Neil Witherdin wants to keep up the momentum into the finals. “Saturday’s game against Maclean ended 7-0 to the Eagles, we had four different scorers and kept them scoreless which was very pleasing for us. “On paper it would seem a comfortable win but Maclean made the Eagles earn every goal and the score didn’t reflect the effort that the Maclean players put in,” said Neil. The Eagles are three points clear of last year’s champions the Urunga Raiders who they play next in a clash of the titans which could determine the minor premiership. “For us now with only three games of the regular season to go it is important to take something from each game and continue to try and improve from week to week,” said Neil. By David WIGLEY Eagles celebrate top spot in the women’s first division. Jasmine Norberry counter-attacked from the midfield and was rewarded with two goals.