Wednesday 2 March 2011
Crack full-forward Jason Eagle showed he is on course for another solid season on his return to Queensland by generating 10 scoring shots in just two quarters in Broadbeach’s first intraclub match last weekend.
Original Irymple player Eagle booted 80.80 for Redland in 2009, where he quickly became a cult figure, and represented Queensland against Tasmania in Hobart.
However after just the solitary season in Queensland he chose to return to regional Victoria and Shepparton United, where a five-week knee injury did not prevent him from finishing with 99 goals for the season.
The barrel-chested left-footer was lured back over the northern border by the Cats this summer and will be a massive asset if he body holds together.
The Cats have struggled to find a reliable avenue to goal outside of Korey Fulton in recent seasons despite boasting a more than capable midfield.
Eagle kicked 5.5 in a half before taking a rest last weekend, while Michael Cooke booted three goals for the opposing team.
With Cooke, Fulton and Eagle rotating through the forward line, it gives the Cats a far more dangerous look.