Round 8 – Under 18’s vs South Adelaide
Eagles 16.12 (108) def South Adelaide 8.9 (57)
Goal Kickers: J. Coff-McDermott 3, T. Francis 3, D. Thompson 2, S. Michael 2, J. Miller 2, T. Friend, J. Mead, J. Bailey, L. McNeil
Best Players: T. Burgoyne, J. Mead, S. Michael, R. Bruce, B. Hawkins, K. Pudney
The Under 18’s had a very good win against South Adelaide on Saturday at home. The first half was tight with neither team gaining an ascendancy until the last 3 minutes of the 2nd quarter where the Panthers kicked 2 goals to have us trailing by 15 points at half time. Our third quarter was excellent as we found more of the football, moved it with purpose and we were able to kick 7 goals whilst restricting South to just 2 goals. We then finished off the game well to run out winners by 51 points.
We had many good players and Trent Burgoyne led the way with his run off his wing with many quality possession and 13 Inside 50’s, Jackson Mead continued his excellent form with another very good game in our midfield and he was well supported by our ruckman Sam Michael, Brodan Hawkins and Ryan Bruce were both very strong in defence and Kai Pudney was another midfielder who did well.
This week we return to My Money House Oval where we take on the Bulldogs from 5pm Friday night. They are in very good form and beat us last time when we met in early April so we have another big challenge ahead of us which we are looking forward to.
Under 18’s Coach