Round 1 – Under 18’s vs West Adelaide

Eagles 20.12 (132) def West Adelaide 8.7 (55)
Goal Kickers: L. Firns 3, T. Francis 3, G. Armfield 3, T. Friend 2, D. Pratico 2, L. McNeil 2, T. Burgoyne, J. Coff-McDermott, J. Bailey, J. Mead, M. Frederick
Best Players: M. Frederick, R. Bruce, K. Pickett, L. Firns, J. Miller, K. Pudney

The under 18s opened their season on Thursday afternoon at City Mazda Oval against West Adelaide and recorded a very good 77 point win.  We opened with a good first term with lots of good pressure and took a 19 point lead into quarter time.  We were able to extend that in the second quarter leading at half time by 38 points.  An even third quarter saw us in front by 39 points at three quarter time but we finished strongly kicking 7 goals to one in the last quarter to record a comfortable win.

We had many good players and Marty Frederick led the way – he was our Captain for the night and he was strong and powerful in his attack on the ball and exciting with his run off the wing and half back.  Ryan Bruce was a very strong defender, Kysiah Pickett had many good possessions from his wing, Tyson Friend and Liam Firns were very effective forwards kicking 5 goals between them and Kai Pudney and Jarrod Miller were very good midfielders picking up many possessions and putting us into attack throughout the match.

We play Central Districts at my Money House Oval this Saturday from 1.15pm so we are looking forward to the challenge of playing them after they recorded a good win in Round 1.

Shane Reardon
Under 18’s Coach

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