Tumut register first win of Pascoe Cup season with 7-1 thrashing of Junee

HAPPY DAYS: Tumut captain-coach Matt Lopez in action.
HAPPY DAYS: Tumut captain-coach Matt Lopez in action.

Tumut celebrated their first win of the Pascoe Cup season on Sunday.

The Eagles produced their best performance of the year to thrash Junee 7-1 at the Bull Paddock in Tumut.

Tumut had been very competitive to start the season despite going down in all four games and the tide finally turned for the Eagles against an under-strength Junee.

Tumut captain-coach Matt Lopez was pleased to see his team get reward for effort.

“We’ve been really competitive every game, just a bit unlucky and we’ve played the teams running first and second,” Lopez said.

“So it was good not just to get one or two but to get seven today, that doesn’t happen all that often.

“Hopefully we can use it as a springboard for our season.”

James Goode and Daniel French were dangerous throughout the game and both finished with doubles.

Tim Dixon and Murray Barratt also found the back of the net, while there was also an own goal.

Defenders Vailey O’Neill and Reece Mastellotto were two of Tumut’s better players, along with their strikers up front.

Meantime, Young Lions proved they could be a genuine Pascoe Cup contender with a 3-0 win over Henwood Park on Sunday.

The Lions claimed their biggest scalp of the season so far by downing the Hawks in Young and moving into third position on the ladder.

Lake Albert continued their undefeated start to the season with a 4-1 win over Leeton United in Leeton.

On Friday night, Tolland continued their faultless start with a 5-2 win over South Wagga at Rawlings Park.

The round five game between Wagga United and Cootamundra was rescheduled to Friday night, June 8, at Rawlings Park.

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