Match Report Round 5 – U16’s

Eagles 13.9 (87) def North Adelaide 11.15 (81)
Best Players: J. McCann, L. McNeil, S. Osborne, T. Burgoyne, S. McNeilly, B. Arriola
Goal Kickers: J. Coff-McDermott 3, J. Puzzuoli 2, B. Arriola 2, D. Braun, J. McCann, K. Pickett, J. Slade, J. Mead, L. Beecken


Our game against North Adelaide this week provided us with some different challenges, with North not registering a win thus far and ourselves winning the first four games it was about the mental challenge and our ability to stay focus on what we were trying to achieve as far as our performance was concerned.

To North Adelaide’s credit they came out of the blocks hard and fast and not for some inaccurate kicking they would have had the game well and truly under control at half time, North had 9 more scoring shots than us but only lead by 16 points at Half Time.

After half time we showed some character and were much better in particular our third quarter in which we kicked 5 goals to North’s 2 and at three quarter time we lead by 10 points. The last quarter was a bit of a shoot out with 9 goals being scored, North kicked 5 and we managed 4 goals to hold on to win by 1 goal.

Jackson McCann, Lachie McNeill & Steve Osborne were consistent all day whilst Trent Burgoyne & Shaun McNeilly had their moments. With 9 different goal kickers, Jamie Coff kicked 3, Jake Puzzuoli 2 and Brodie Arriola 2.

This week we look forward to taking on Sturt at Peter Motley Oval who are vying for a top four position also.


Darren Hams
U 16’s Coach

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