Round 11 – Under 18’s vs West Adelaide

Eagles 16.13 (109) def West Adelaide 4.3 (27)
Goal Kickers:
T. Francis 6, D. Thompson 2, L. Beecken 2, T. Friend 2, D. Jackson, L. McNeil, G. Armfield, D. Pearce

Best Players: L. McNeil, T. Francis, S. Michael, D. Pratico, T. Burgoyne, T. Carter

The Under 18’s had a good win on Saturday beating West Adelaide by 82 points.  The win was set up by a great second quarter when, kicking with the aid of a strong breeze, we kicked 7 goals 2 points whilst holding West Adelaide scoreless.  The game was played for the annual Jake Watson Shield which honours the life of Jake Watson, who tragically died in a match between the West Adelaide and Eagles Under 19 teams in 2002.  The match was played in excellent spirit and players from both clubs marked the occasion with great displays of hard courageous footy, great sportsmanship and respect.

This week we welcomed Bailey Fuller-Klemasz in to our team for his first game of Under 18’s footy for the Club, who joined Blake Wyatt, Jake Tiller and Zane Williams who played their first games in the last match at Centrals. We had many good players and Lachie McNeil, our captain for the day really led the way with many high quality disposals and clean ball handling in difficult conditions, Tyson Francis was always a threat up forward with his 6 goals. Sam Michael rucked well and found the footy around the ground, Dom Pratico in our midfield this week was always a presence. Trent Burgoyne continued his good form, Tom Carter was very good in our defence, Grady Armfield was a strong presence up forward and Jordan Bailey was one of our hardest workers in our midfield.

This Saturday we play Glenelg at home from 11am in what will be another great contest.

Shane Reardon
Under 18s Coach

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