Eagles 2.0 (12) def by South 9.12 (66)
Best Players: Usher, Farrier, Lee, Sampson, Walker, Maher
Goal Scorers: Lee, Sampson
On Saturday afternoon we headed to South Adelaide to take on last years premiers. Some unavailabilities and injuries gave an opportunity for 5 debutantes to take the field. We had our best start for the season, kicking two goals including one to first year SANFLW Ruck Caitlin Sampson. After a late goal to South we lost the lead and went into the break behind. The midfield were able to win the ball and drive it forward again in the second but we were unable to capitalise. Zahn Anthony worked hard, winning the hard ball but South Adelaide’s pressure made it difficult for her to get the ball away cleanly. Louisa Danforth-Smith was also influential down back in her first game, working hard to slow up the south offense.
Unfortunately in the last quarter South Adelaide kicked away.
The Eagles women are looking forward to their first Home Game v North Adelaide in Round 6.