Round 7 – Reserves vs Norwood
Eagles 13.13 (91) def Norwood 8.4 (52)
Goal Kickers: N. Moore 4, J. Petrenko, D. Minney, J. Rowe, M. Borholm, T. Gray, J. Weidemann, C. McLeod, S. Guilhaus, J. Comitogianni
Best Players: N. Moore, J. Heinjus, M. Borholm, L. Martin, T. Gray, J. Rowe
This week saw us challenging a side in Norwood who was going very well but ultimately I had faith that if our side came in with the right mental approach we would be able to succeed.
The first quarter saw a high quality brand of football from both sides with our defensive structure working extremely well until the last 5 minutes of the quarter where Norwood were able to kick 2 goals and take a lead into the quarter time break.
Although we were down at quarter time we felt we had full control of the game and it was just our finishing skills that let us off. Wed tidied this up a bit in the second quarter which saw us move the ball into some more dangerous spots whilst not allowing the opposition to score the other way and we took a lead of 7 points into the main break.
The word for the group in the second half to play by was Resilience as I thought structurally we were right on top and we just had to keep at it. As all good sides do Norwood in the second half came hard at us and gave us something different to look at and we had to respond which I am pleased to say we did this week. The boys showed some great resilience to stick to structure’s and stay hard over the footy to get a very good win.
The group has been building some momentum over the past month and now it is important for them to stick to the plan and not get ahead of themselves. They will each have individual area’s that they will need to improve to play league football and this is what we need to continue to work on.