Round 9 – Reserves v Central
Eagles 15.13 (103) def Central 5.5 (35)
Goal Kickers – C. McLeod 4, N. Moore, 3, J. Mead 2, J Comitogianni, C. Gaffney, J. Wehr, J. Miller, H. Hawkins, J. Rowe
Best Players – J. Comitogianni, S. Guilhaus, C. Gaffney, N. Moore, T. Schmusch, J. Rowe
After what has been a good month of footy the reserves team had a chance to play against Central District under lights on Friday night. In our previous encounter Central significantly had the better of us. The conditions were perfect for footy with no wind in the air which would allow for some free flowing football.
Central got the jump on us again but unlike last time where we allowed them to kick goal after goal on us we were able to find a way to grind ourselves into the contest to be down by 3 points at quarter time.
The message at quarter time was for the boys to use as much of the oval as possible and we were able to execute this quite well. Our smaller forwards worked hard forward to capitalise on some great transition football from our defenders and midfielders as we kicked 7 goals for the term.
The third quarter saw the footy played in our forward half with our group executing our defensive structures well to keep Central scoreless for the quarter and give ourselves a handy lead into 3 quarter time break.
Throughout the year we have been in a winning position at 3 quarter time and have let opposition sides back in. This week gave us another opportunity to ensure we finished off our work and I was pleased for the group that they were able to maintain there consistency of effort through to the final siren as we ended up with a 68 point win.