U16 Match Report Rd 1

After trial games against Sturt & South Adelaide, the lads were keen to start the season in a positive fashion against a team that was going to be quite competitive.

In hot conditions both sides began in an attacking frame of mind with South taking the points in the first quarter to lead by 7 points at the break. The second quarter was slightly tighter with both teams being 6 goals 5 points at Half Time. Players were given the opportunity to present in a variety of roles, with 6 individual Eagle goal kickers up to half time .

The discussion at Half Time was about being involved in the play when we as a team didn’t have control of the ball and in particular spoiling in a marking contest if caught behind.

Our Third quarter was a much more complete footy effort, allowing us to score more freely whilst containing the opposition, kicking 6 goals 5 points to South’s 1 point. The trend continued in the last quarter as we kicked 7 goals to South Adelaide’s 3 and running out victors by 64 points.

Kysiah Pickett whilst kicking 4 goals played well over the 4 quarters, with Harry Schoenberg & Ben Jungfer doing some hard work through the midfield, both kicking a goal each. Deacon Braun, Jackson Mead & Luke Barnett also made solid contributions across the day. Dale Pearce who spent the first half at Full Back went forward to kick 4 goals after half time. With 11 goal kickers all players were given opportunities to experience different roles.

We look forward to the challenge of this week as we take on the Redlegs at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval on Sunday.


Darren Hams
Under 16’s Coach

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