Round 14 Match Report – Under 18’s

Eagles 10.9 (69) def by North Adelaide 11.9 (75)
Best Players: C. Schwarz, J. Pedler, J. Miller, K. Pudney, S. Michael, C. McLeod
Goal Kickers:
G. Armfield 2, J. Miller, J. Wehr, T. Francis, J. Pedler, T. Hoyle, W. Schultz, J. Simpson, T. Friend

The Under 18s lost on Saturday, going down to North Adelaide by 6 points.  Unfortunately we got off to a very poor start, with North kicking 5 goals in the first 12 minutes! We steadied after that, only allowing one more for the quarter and generating a couple of opportunities ourselves but we went in to quarter time 36 points down.  We didn’t quite take our chances in the second quarter, kicking 4 goals 4 points but we were terrific in the third quarter matching North’s 2 goals with 2 of our own.

It was set up for a big last quarter, we were still 18 points in arrears and after getting to within 1 point twice, North were able to steady with a late goal and despite a couple of shots on goal late in the game we couldn’t bridge the gap and North ran out worthy winners by 6 points. As for best players, Chris Schwarz continued his good form in defence and Jacob Pedler, Kai Pudney and Jarrod Miller battled hard in the midfield along with Sam Michael, and Connor McLeod won plenty of the ball at half back giving us some good run.

This week we play Glenelg at Gliderol Stadium so we will be working very hard during the week to attempt to bounce back from this defeat.

Shane Reardon
Under 18’s Coach

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