U16 Preliminary Final vs Sturt

Eagles 10.5 (65) defeated Sturt 7.8 (50)
Best: L. Hoile, J. McCann, B. Jungfer, T. Burgoyne, H. Schoenberg, D. Braun
Goals:L. Beecken 2, D. Pearce 2, T. Burgoyne, L. Hoile, H. Schoenberg, J. Slade, B. Arriola, K. Pickett


After finishing 3rd and earning our way into a Preliminary Final we were keen to put our best foot forward and take on Sturt at Football Park.

Being a night game and with conditions being a little slippery, contested footy and being clean under pressure was going to play an important part in the game.

We began well with our hunt and want to get our hands on the footy first being first class, as was our pressure to cause turn overs when the opposition had the ball and our ability to get the ball to dangerous spots when going inside 50. In a tight contest at the half time break we held a 14 point lead.

We continued our good work in the second half, with the game going goal for goal for were able to maintain ascendancy to win by 15 points.

With 8 different goal kickers for our 10 goals indicates that it was a team effort and everyone did their bit when it was their turn to contribute.

Luke Beecken and Dale Pearce kicked 2 goals each, Lachlan Hoile, Jackson McCann, Ben Jungfer, Harry Schoenberg and Trent Burgoyne worked tirelessly thru the midfield with Deacon Braun being composed under pressure when we need it.

We look forward to playing Glenelg in the Grand Final on Saturday, 2.10pm at Football Park.

Darren Hams
Under 16’s Coach

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