Round 15 – Under 18’s vs Glenelg Match Report

Eagles 12.9 (81) def Glenelg 8.3 (51)
Best Players: J. Cook, M. Mead, X. Redden, T. Hoyle, T. Friend, I. Brill
Goal Kickers:
J. Cook 2, T. Francis 2, T. Hoyle, K. Pickett, T. Carter, X. Redden, M. Mead, G. Armfield, T. Friend, S. Taylor

The Under 18s got back into the winners’ circle this week with a good 30 point win against Glenelg. Kicking with a strong breeze in the first quarter we attacked relentlessly but did not kick straight and had 3 goals 5 points whist keeping Glenelg scoreless at ¼ time. Glenelg’s turn with the wind and we defended well and importantly managed to attack well and both teams kicked 3 goals for the quarter and we had a 24 point lead at half time. The third quarter was pretty even with both teams creating attacking opportunities and although we narrowly won the quarter 3 goals to 2 goals, it had set the stage for a big last quarter given the Bays had last use of the breeze. The team responded well and kicked 3 goals whilst holding Glenelg to 3 goals as well to win the game by an even 5 goals.

We had a good spread of influential players with Jake Cook, Mitch Mead, Xavier Redden and Todd Hoyle doing well in our midfield, Isaac Brill and Chris Schwarz were good defenders and Tyson Friend continued his good form as one of our small forwards.  Liam Wood returning to football after an injury lay off was also very good for us and Sam Michael continued to work very hard in our ruck department supported well by Grady Armfield.  It was also good to give Jackson Mead and Kysiah Pickett, two of our State Under 16 players, another Under 18 game and they both did well.

We have the week off this week and when we return we play the top of the table Panthers who are in excellent form, so it should be a great game at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval on Saturday 12th August.

Shane Reardon
Under 18’s Coach

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