Round 2 – Reserves Match Report
Eagles 13.4(82) def by Central 16.18 (114)
Goal Kickers: L. Sheppard 3, J. Cook 2, J. Rowe 2, J. Weidemann 2, L. Martin, N. Moore, J. West, E. Miller
Best Players: J. Lee, J. Rowe, M. Frederick, J. West, D. Minney, J. Bailey
It was great to be back on our home deck in front of our loyal supporters. As a collective though in the first quarter we let down ourselves as we had not prepared well enough to win a game of football and this let central’s have a 43 point lead at quarter time as we were really reactive and couldn’t be aggressive enough at the contest to break even.
The second quarter was a different story as we increased our tackle count and were much more direct this allowed us to score freely with 5 goals for the quarter. We still needed to improve our defensive transition and loose ball as Central were still able to score freely.
At half time we were clear that the forwards needed to work harder to ensure the ball does not come out of our forward line to easy. With a smaller forward line this was something that we were able to achieve but lacked enough inside 50’s to give our forwards an opportunity to put some real scoreboard pressure on central.
We focused our last quarter to be very direct through the corridor and showed when we did we were able to put the score on the board and put Central under some genuine pressure we are as good a side as any.
The focus for this group will be how do we prepare ourselves during the week and game day to ensure we are really solid consistant football players for the Woodville West Torrens Football Club. I look forward to the boys putting in a big effort for themselves and supporters and getting a win.
See you all Saturday.