Round 2 – Under 18’s Match Report

Eagles 14.9 (93) def by Central 17.13 (115)
Goal Kickers: J. Coff-McDermott 2, T. Friend 2, H. Schoenberg 2, L. McNeil 2, L. Beecken, K. Pickett, T. Francis, J. Dorizzi, D. Pratico, D. Pearce
Best Players: L. McNeil, K. Pickett, J. Mead, H. Schoenberg, J. Miller, L. Beecken

The Under 18s went down to Central Districts on Saturday, losing by 22 points in a high scoring game at My Money House Oval, with us kicking 14 goals 9 points to Centrals 17 goals 13 points. The first quarter did the damage with Centrals kicking 6 goals to our 3.  Both teams kicked 11 goals each from that point on and we attacked relentlessly in the last quarter kicking 3 goals 6 points and at one stage closing to 4 points, but to Central’s credit, they kicked the next 3 goals to effectively close out the match.

Lochie McNeil was a tireless worker in our midfield and picked up many possessions, Kysiah Pickett gave us some real spark when he shifted into the centre square, Jackson Mead was damaging with his disposal and worked hard all game, Jarrod Miller was another who tried hard in our midfield along with his on ball partner Kai Pudney, Harry Schoenberg was lively through our forward line and Luke Beecken and Jordan Dorizzi were two others who gave us some energy at some critical moments, particularly through the second half.

This week we turn our attention to South Adelaide for our first home game, and they are in good form having won their first two games.  We will be working hard to prepare ourselves for what I am sure will be a good game of footy.

Shane Reardon
Under 18’s Coach

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