Round 7 Reserves Match Report

Eagles 15.9 (99) def Norwood 8.8 (56)
Best Players: I. Moller, R. Woods, C. Gaffney, J. Heinjus, J. Firns, M. Longbottom
Goal Kickers: I. Moller 7, M. Longbottom 3, J. Westbrook, C. Gaffney, E. Miller, J. Wehr, D. Cardone

Following last week`s disappointing result the Reserves bounced back for an excellent result against Norwood at the Parade Friday night recording a (43) point win.

Statistically the first quarter was an even contest in all areas & you could sense immediately that the lads had come to play putting the opposition under genuine pressure with & without the ball in hand. The opposition made slightly better use of the ball inside 50 kicking 4.1 to 3.1 to lead by 6 points at quarter time.

The second quarter was played at the same intensity & the momentum had started to swing the Eagles way with +31 more possessions & +5 inside 50`s for the quarter & by half time the boys had reversed the quarter time deficit to be up by 7 points, 6.2 to 5.1.

The third quarter saw the Eagles start to get on top in positions around the ground, the total possession count had increased to +68, +12 for Hit outs & +10 inside 50 entries to increase the lead to (38) points 11.5 to 5.3 by three quarter time.

With the damage done by three quarter time & the sting gone out of the game the final quarter saw the game become an open game style from both sides & both sides scored freely at times with the Eagles outscoring the opposition & at the final siren running out winners 15.9 to 8.8

With (4) changes from the previous round side (all from the U18`s) & (2) debutant’s, the Coaching Panel couldn’t be any more pleased by the way the team came together, outworked & eventually over ran the opposition to record the 4th win for the season.

The challenge for the side this week will be to back up this performance with another strong hit out against quality opposition North Adelaide at home. They have seen that if they prepare well & come with their best attitude to play that they are capable of matching any team on the day.

See you all at the game.

Brian Haraida
Senior Assistant Coach

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