Reserves Match Report Rd 10 vs Glenelg

Eagles 12.11 (83) def by Glenelg 15.9 (99)
Best Players: C. Gaffney, D. Minney, J. Lukosius, A. Rowntree, J. West, H. Jolly
Goal Kickers: J. Lukosius 4, E. Miller 3, I. Moller 2, J. Cook 2, H. Jolly


There`s probably no greater learning environment to be around or involved with than at Football Clubs & Footy Teams, there always evolving & weekly there put under test to see how much improvement has been made & how much improvement is still too go & the weekend against Glenelg we got a good look at both.

Statically the first quarter was an even contest & our overall attack on the ball & the ball carrier indicated that the boys had come to play leading at quarter time 2.5 to 2.3

The second quarter saw our dominance in hit outs (+17) & clearances (+9) start to take effect & generate scoring opportunities kicking (7) goals to set up a handy lead (25) points but a lapse in set ups & play allowed Glenelg an easy goal before half time & at the main break the scoreboard was 9.6 to 6.5

Restarts after half time are always key to wins, this week we were unable to go up another notch & we gave the opposition room to create & run outscoring (7) goals to (1) to lead a three quarter time 10.8 to 13.7

When in these situation in the final quarter you need to be composed, gain control & be confident in taking opportunities to move the ball quickly when they present & while we had managed to nullify the opposition run were unable to make the most of opportunities to move the ball quickly at times & score wise the final quarter was even at (2) goals each, with the final score 12.11 to 15.9

As mentioned earlier the beauty with footy is weekly you get to see how much improvement your making, from the Coaching Team we saw on the weekend plenty of encouraging signs that the Reserves are on the right path in developing the Eagles Way of playing footy & with a further (3) debutants from the U18`s (Lukosius, Schmusch, Cook) getting an opportunity & all playing well, we look forward to the next rounds with genuine optimism.

Brian Haraida
Senior Assistant Coach

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