Round 7 – Under 18’s vs Norwood
Eagles 16.13 (109) def Norwood 6.6 (42)
Goal Kickers: J. Miller 4, J. Coff-McDermott 3, T. Francis 2, D. Thompson, J. Simpson, S. Michael, B. Nicholas, L. McNeil, T. Friend, G. Armfield
Best Players: H. Sibley, J. Miller, J. Coff-McDermott, L. McNeil, I. Brill, B. Hawkins
The Under 18’s had a good win over Norwood at Coopers Stadium on Saturday, overcoming a slow start to win the game by 67 points. Finding ourselves down a goal at quarter time, we responded really well over the next 2 quarters to kick 10 goals 8 points whilst keeping Norwood to just 3 points.
The players ability to win the contest and move the ball to set up scoring opportunities was excellent. We had many good players and Harry Sibley was very good in our midfield, Jarrod Miller continues his good form both in the midfield and up forward with 4 goals, Lachy McNeil was in and under all the packs, Isaac Brill gave us plenty of drive from half back and in the midfield, Jamie Coff-McDermott rucked well and kicked 3 goals whilst resting at full forward and Brodan Hawkins was a very good defender.
It was great to have the opportunity to give Daniel Thompson and Jack Tape their first games of Under 18’s footy and they both made good contributions. Joe Simpson also made a welcome return to the team for the first time this year.
This week we face off against the top of the table Panthers at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval from 11am Saturday, so we are really looking forward to that challenge.
Under 18’s Coach