Round 5 – Reserves v North Adelaide
Eagles 11.12 (78) def North Adelaide 10.8 (68)
Goal Kickers: D. Minney 5, S. Guilhaus 2, L. Sheppard, H. Hawkins, S. Lewis, J. Weidemann
Best Players: S. Lewis, J. Comitogianni, J. Weidemann, D. Minney, J. Lee
The game started off extremely slow and we were on the back foot early being indecisive with ball in hand and allowing North Adelaide to much space when they had the ball. It was pleasing to see even though we were dominated for most of the quarter we were able to control the last 5 minutes of the quarter to give us some confidence going into the 2nd.
The second quarter saw us really engage in the contest and look comfortable with the ball in hand. We got some real clean ball from clearance and our direct nature of play paid dividends allowing us to close the gap at the main break.
We talked at half time about us being composed with ball in hand and this composure along with our run saw us outlast North Adelaide in the 2nd half to take out a 10 point win.
It has been a solid start to the season without us getting consistent performances for 4 quarters each match. I feel we have been getting better each week over the past 3 as the players become comfortable in executing the plan. I look forward to taking on last years premiers Sturt where we have another chance to improve our game style.