Round 7 – Under 16’s v North Adelaide

Eagles 5.13 (43) def by North Adelaide 6.9 (45)
Goal Kickers:
K. Kenny 2, H. Kleinig, B. Cannizzaro, M. Litster

Best Players: L. Jones, K. Kenny, M. Litster, H. Kleinig, S. Kennedy, Z. Buck

Round 7 was a real opportunity in continuing on our good form from the week before. With 5 changes it also gave other players to present and show us their talents before the SANFL U16 competition came to an end.

Unfortunately our Achilles heel this year have been our starts and Saturday again we found ourselves behind the eight ball early, trailing by nearly 2 goals at quarter time and 5 goals at the main break.

To the lads credit they showed some fight in the third quarter kicking 3 goals 5 to no score, accuracy probably cost us in the end. The last quarter was a tight tussle in which we kicked 1 goal 3 to 1 goal 1.

With Lachlan Jones, Kynan Kenny our only multiple goal kicker, Max Litster, Henry Kleinig, Sam Kennedy & Zac Buck all playing well we unfortunately couldn’t get over the line in our final outing for 2018.

I think one of the biggest things the lads got out of this year was the level of competition they have to prepare for in playing consistent footy across the four quarters and having an understanding that good players do things others don’t when they haven’t got the ball in hand.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my assistant coaches, Tony Calio, Paul Sheldon, Todd Clarke & Kym Markwick for their support along with our Runner James Schmusch, Team Manager Kym Matthew & our loyal Medical & Support staff for their time & efforts to our future League players.

Darren Hams
Under 16’s Coach

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