Under 18’s Qualifying Final vs South Adelaide

Eagles 14.6 (90) def South Adelaide 13.9 (87)
Best Players: J. Rowe, I. Moller, S. Michael, L. Wood, J. Miller, S. McKay
Goal Kickers:
I. Moller 4, J. Lukosius 2, J. Rowe 2, H. Hawkins 2, L. Wood, C. Gaffney, J. Weidemann, T. Schmusch

The Under 18’s had a very good win in the Second Semi Final on Saturday, coming from behind late to snatch a 3 point win. It was a tough tight contest all day with nothing really separating the teams at any point – the margins at the breaks were; all tied at quarter time, 6 points in our favour at half time and 7 points our way at three quarter time. South Adelaide started the last quarter with a bang piling on 3 goals in 7 minutes and skipped out to a 14 point lead.  We traded goals at the 9 and 10 minute marks and South were able to maintain that lead however we got back into the game by kicking the last 3 goals and we were able to hang on for a 3 point win.  James Rowe was very good for us all day and found plenty of the footy and kicked 2 nice goals, Isaac Moller was a good target for us up forward and kicked 4 goals, Sam Michael did a good job in the ruck, Liam Wood, played well on his wing and Jarrod Miller and  Sam McKay defended well.

As a result of winning we have the week off and we will then play the winner of South Adelaide and Sturt in the Grand Final at Adelaide Oval on Sunday 17 September . We will be using the fortnight of training to work very hard on preparing ourselves for what we know will be a tough assignment. We would also like to wish all the best to our Senior Coach Mick Godden and the Eagles League team who commence their finals campaign this weekend.

Shane Reardon
Under 18’s Coach

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