Round 5 – Under 18’s vs North Adelaide

Eagles 14.14 (98) def North Adelaide 13.8 (86)
Goal Kickers:
L. Beecken 2, K. Pickett 2, B. Arriola 2, D. Pratico 2, J. Miller, J. Coff-McDermott, M. Frederick, G. Armfield, T. Friend, S. Michael

Best Players: G. Armfield, R. Bruce, L. McNeil, S. Michael, T. Friend, S. McNeilly

The Under 18’s had a good win against North Adelaide on Saturday, winning by 12 points, 14 goals 14 points to 13 goals 8 points.  We played very well in the first 3 quarters to take a 32 point lead into three quarter time, but North Adelaide started the last quarter very strongly and reduced that margin to just 5 points at the 16 minute mark.  Fortunately we were able to steady and have the last few shots on goal as we managed to get control the football in the last 10 minutes.  We had a few players who played well for all four quarters and Grady Armfield was very good for us at Centre Half Forward with his strong presence and willingness to make a contest, Lachy McNeil was a good midfielder all day, Ryan Bruce and Shaun McNeilly did well on taller opponents in our defence, Sam Michael showed some good form in the ruck and Tyson Friend was a good forward for us.

This week we take on Sturt at home on Sunday morning at 10 am and we know that it will be a tough assignment. I’d like to wish our college players all the best as they start their football season this coming week.

Shane Reardon
Under 18’s Coach

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