U16’s Grand Final

Eagles 7.13 (55) def by Glenelg 8.12 (60)
Best Players: H. Schoenberg, B. Jungfer, J. McCann, K. Pickett, B. Arriola, D. Braun
Goal Kickers:
B. Arriola 3, L. Beecken, H. Schoenberg, J. McCann, K. Pickett

After a typical competitive finals pressure game against Sturt in the Preliminary Final we were looking forward to taking on the undefeated Glenelg in the Grand Final.

In what was an arm wrestle for both teams, the pressure from all players on the ground indicated that we had a game on our hands. In a low scoring first quarter Glenelg held a 7 point advantage.

The second quarter brought more of that Finals pressure and both teams due to that pressure were inaccurate in front of goal. Glenelg kicked 5 points whilst we managed 2 goals 7 and it was us who held a 7 point lead going into the main break.

After half time both sides again were relentless with their pressure and the arm wrestle continued with ourselves holding a 1point lead going into the last quarter. With several lead changes during the final term Glenelg were able to hold on to narrowly win by 5 points.

Whilst it is disappointing to lose a Grand Final, credit to the lads throughout the whole program and in particular their endeavours throughout the Finals series. Harry Schoenberg was very good with 36 disposals and 1 goal as was Ben Jungfer on top of his 23 disposals layed 12 tackles, Jackson McCann, Kysaiah Pickett, Brodie Arriola with 3 goals were significant as was Deacon Braun in defence.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Coaching and Support staff for their fantastic efforts and professional approach during the Under 16 Program in providing an environment that is conducive to learning and creating standards that will hold the players in good stead for the future.

All the best!

Darren Hams
Under 16’s Coach

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