Match Report

Reserves Round 2 Match Report

Eagles 8.9 (57) def Sturt 7.9 (51)
Goal Scorers: Coff 3, Mead 2, Langcake, McNeil, Moore
Best Players : Gaffney, McNeil, Langcake, Michael, Lee, Morgan

Round 2 saw us venture to Unley Oval and another 5 guys debuting in the reserves side for the footy club from last years under 18 premiership side. The first quarter was a tight tussle with our boys struggling to adapt to Sturts ball movement early on in the quarter but felt just before quarter time we were able to learn and implement the style of game that we thought could win us the game.

The second quarter saw us play the kind of football we would love to see week in week out. We were uncompromising at the contest, had great balance on the outside and our defenders killed off any foray the opposition had going forward to see us kick 4 goals to none for the quarter.

As any good side would do Sturt were able to get the ball movement going again in the third quarter and tested the resilience of our boys. To the young teams credit we were able to hold on strong against a very good side to make it 2 wins from 2 games.

This week we face North Adelaide again for the second time in 3 weeks which is a huge challenge for the group to continue to strive and play consistent team orientated football. We look forward to seeing you all at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Vinnie Rugolo