The New York Magpies proved too strong and polished in the wet, grinding out a 36-point win over the Baltimore Washington Eagles in Yonkers on Saturday.
The rain pelted down for the entirety of the match, reducing much of the ground to a muddy paddock with mini-lakes. The result was a hard fought contest, with the Magpies’ better use of the ball proving the difference.
The winning margin was setup in the second term, with the Magpies taking complete control and stretching the margin to 40 points at the main break, despite being only two goals up at quarter time.
The Eagles lifted in the second half, and dominated large passages of play, but were unable to convert that to the scoreboard. The visitors reduced the margin to five goals at 3/4 time, but New York spoiled any hope of an Eagles comeback by kicking the opening goal of the last term. The home side finished the game 36 points in the clear.
The two rivals will meet again on June 24 at the EAFL Regional Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina.
New York – 13. 7 – 85
Baltimore-Washington 7. 7 – 49
NEXT GAME: PHILLY, JUNE 3
The Eagles travel to Philadelphia on June 3 for their second USAFL game of the season.