United we stand, United we fall


Hervey Bay’s United Warriors have overcome a three hour return midweek roadtrip to Bundaberg in overcoming United Park Eagles 4-1 in round five of the FFA Cup.

United Park Eagles opened up the scoring in the 27th minute when a shot from just outside the box was put into the top left corner of the net past keeper Cameron Hanrahan.

Warriors equalised only two minutes later with a well-taken shot from inside the box

Jake Lynch was able to extend Warriors lead ten minutes from the halftime break with a delightful back heel finish. Warriors taking a 2-1 advantage into oranges.

More scoring for the Hervey Bay club on the other side of the break, finding another goal for a 3-1 lead in the 53rd minute.

United Park Eagles had a golden chance to reduce the deficit in the 72nd minute after being awarded a penalty but Hanrahan, deputising for the injured first choice keeper Sam Whatman, was able to deny the spot kick being converted.

Warriors confirmed their passage to the next round with a fourth goal in the dying embers of the match.

United Warriors next opponents will be the winner of next Tuesday night’s Sunshine Coast clash between NPL club Sunshine Coast Fire and the Premier League’s Kawana.

United Park Eagles 1 v United Warriors 4

Thanks to Sam Whatman (@Sam_Whatman1) for match updates.