League Match Report – Round 6

Eagles 9.10 (64) def Port Magpies 6.7 (43)
Best Players: J. Allmond, J. Johansen, C. Hall, J. Petrenko, M. Borholm, J. Sinor
Goal Kickers:
M. Wundke 3, J. Petrenko, J. Johansen, C. Hall, M. Goldsworthy, L. Mcgregor, S. Lewis

Any time you play at Alberton it’s not only a great experience it’s always a great challenge. The players have consistently prepared themselves well for every match this season and Saturday was no exception.

It was evident early in this game that things weren’t going to be free flowing, it was simply going to be an in tight tough game of footy against quality opposition, which at this stage of the year is exactly what you want.

The first term was typically tight as you would have expected, but there was enough open play for both sides to create chances to score. After an intense quarter we slightly had the upper hand going to the first break with a 10 point lead.

The second was no different to the first, tough and hard and scores were at a premium with us eventually winning the quarter by 2 points to give us a 12 point lead at the long break.

The third became a bit like circle work as both teams were fighting hard to break the game open and some errors started to creep in. The players really competed well having +36 possessions, +11 contested and 13-8 inside 50’s, we just couldn’t finish our work only scoring 2-2 from the 13 entries, the positive was defensively we were doing very well and this gave us a 19 point buffer and the final break.

Once again the last was an arm wrestle, but after a couple of hours of two very good teams going at it we finally ran out 21 point victors.

For those that were at the game I think you would agree there isn’t much between the two teams at the moment so it was very nice to get over the line in a tight one. The players have been working extremely hard on making sure we turn up every week prepared and ready for anything while making sure we continue to improve. This Friday nights challenge is another beauty. Norwood at home is a tough task especially under lights but there is one thing for sure our players will be ready and are excited about another challenge.

Michael Godden
Senior Coach

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