Round 13 – Reserves vs Port Adelaide
Eagles 23.10 (148) def Port Adelaide 4.8 (32)
Goal Kickers: M. Borholm 8, J. Cook 4, J. Petrenko 3, N. Moore 2, J. Weidemann 2, J. Sinor, D. Minney, J. Rowe, L. Martin
Best Players: M. Borholm, J. Rowe, J. Cook, L. Martin, J. Weidemann, J. Sinor
This week we were at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval against Port Adelaide who are yet to win a game. With five inclusions in the side including four with SANFL league experience, as a group we were expecting to bounce back after our previous two disappointing games. The focus for this week was to take the game on and to ensure that we trusted our defensive press. We started off slowly in the first quarter and as the quarter went on we found some momentum and started to execute our skills coming in at quarter time with a four goal lead.
The second quarter was very pleasing as all key stats were up including contested possession and our disposal efficiency. We ended up kicking seven goals for the quarter and kept the opposition to one.
At half time we spoke to the group about maintaining their level and not dropping.
The third quarter saw us grind it out as the opposition started to lose their intensity. At three quarter time we set ourselves some goals to achieve 10 scoring shots in the last quarter and keep the opposition to three scoring shots. We achieved this by kicking eight goals four to one goal.
This has given the side some real confidence to head into a big game against North Adelaide this Saturday where we will need to ensure we maintain our standards exhibited on the weekend.