Round 16 – Under 18’s vs South Adelaide
Eagles 7.6 (48) def by South Adelaide 11.10 (76)
Best Players: M. Mead, T. Carter, S. McKay, J. McKinnon, T. Hoyle, J. Mead
Goal Kickers: T. Francis 2, G. Armfield 2, T. Friend, W. Schultz, T. Hoyle
The Under 18’s took on top side South Adelaide on Saturday with just half a game separating the two teams on the premiership table. Unfortunately for us South were too good and ran out 28 point winners. We got off to a great start with the wind and had a 4 goal lead at quarter time and we were able to restrict their scoring with the wind in the second quarter and we went in to half time with a 17 point lead. Our third quarter was a bit wasteful as with our 21 Inside 50’s we were only able to kick 2 goals and South kicked 2 as well so at three quarter time we held an 18 point lead and the scene was set where we needed a big last quarter to secure a victory. It wasn’t to be and South were too good and ran over us to win the game by 28 points. It was a disappointing end after showing such promise through the first half of the game. As for our best players, Mitch Mead did some good work on the ball for us, Tom Carter and Sam Mckay were strong defenders all day, Jordan McKinnon and Todd Hoyle battled hard and Jackson Mead an Under 16 playing just his third game also did some nice things for us both in the midfield and in defence.
This week we are playing Norwood at home and we will be working hard to bounce back with a win.
Under 18’s Coach