SANFLW Round 6 Match Report

Eagles 1.2 (8) def by North Adelaide 8.9 (57)
Goal Scorer: Glover
Best Players: Tabb, Blanden, Smallcombe, Usher, Walker, Maher

Round 6 saw us take on a very strong North Adelaide outfit at home. We welcomed Abby Pengelly back into the side after a 3-week injury bout, as well as Jaimi Tabb and Chloe Forby who were unavailable in Round 5.

The first quarter saw one of our better starts. Although unable to convert we had plenty of the ball and the team held their structure well. Unfortunately some lack of awareness led to a late goal, sending us in to the second quarter two goals down.

Cassie Glover was able to score her first major for the year in the second, but after the loss of co-captain Adele Gibson we were unable to contain North Adelaide’s run. The second and third proved tough, with the Roosters adding four to their tally.

The Eagles held in the last but conceded another two goals late. Amie Blanden was the bright light for the Eagles up forward, leading hard all day while Teegan Usher worked hard through the midfield. As always, Ashlee Reid and Grace Smallacombe held up strong in defence in what was a very tough game.

We look forward to taking on Sturt at Peter Motley Oval in Round 7.

Tess Baxter