The curse has been broken. After seven rounds without a win, the eight attempt proved the tonic needed.
It was a hard fought win against one of the top teams. Parramatta deserved the win because they were hungrier, they fought hard for every ball and they defended with verve.
The difference between the two teams was again crafty Kwabena Appiah-Kubi, blessed with exceptional talent scoring both the Eagles’ goals at the start of both the halves. In the 7th minute the black panther lurched on a through ball, out-ran the defenders and put the Eagles in front.
A very dubious penalty was awarded to the Sharks on the 17th minute and from the ensuing penalty, Panni Nikas leveled the score. The Eagles came more into the game and until the first halve enjoyed territorial advantage.
On the 46 minute, it was again Appiah-Kubi who found the net again, this time when he collected a pass in the small box and blasted in. The Eagles defended well but this time their forwards were dangerous each time they attacked. On the other hand while the Sharks were better on the ball they never looked as if they could score.
This first win of the season will give the Parramatta team a huge leg-up as they have showed improvement all over the park.
This win however was marred by the U/20 losing 0-7 which kept the Eagles still the very last in the Championship table.
Next game is against Bonnyrigg White Eagles on Saturday, 26 May at the Bonnyrigg Sports Club 7pm.