Maribyrnong Park 9.3-57 def Airport West 5.1-31
Last Sunday’s game was at home against Maribyrnong Park. It was a perfect day for football, cool with no wind. The captain for the day was Deon Uren, who deserved the honour for the way he has been playing in the ruck so far this year. In the first quarter they got the jump on us and kicked 4 goals and 1 point to our zero. Apart from a great tackle and mark from Connor Mundy and a great smother and shepherd from Lachlan Ziros there weren’t too many other highlights.
The second quarter was a lot better and we got our first goal through Liam Sikora. In fact Liam had a great quarter applying 3 good tackles and got some great tap outs in the ruck. J.J Veneziano had a good run and a long kick and it was pleasing to see another 2 shepherds come from Christian Davies and Nikolas Ellul.
The third quarter was our best with us kicking 3 goals. Cooper McMullin, Nikolas Ellul and Connor Mundy all kicked majors to help the team get a bit closer. Well done to Nikolas and Connor who kicked their first goals for the Eagles. Darcy Broom also had a great third quarter getting plenty of the ball.
We welcomed a new player to our team, Kristian Dipaolo. Kristian nearly kicked a goal in his first game and played very well. We hope he enjoyed the match and are glad he decided to come and play for the mighty Eagles !
We kicked one more goal in the last quarter which was a great effort from Darcy Broom who had a run, baulked a couple and then snapped truly. Max Atkinson took a very courageous mark keeping his eyes on the ball and getting crunched at the same time. Unfortunately for us though the first quarter was the difference and we lost by 26 points.
This week we are playing at home against West Coburg. As it is Mothers day, the club is having a special breakfast in the club rooms for all the mothers (8.30am to 11.30am). So Mums, please hurry and put your name on the list in the club rooms no later than Wednesday 8th May if you would like to attend. You can enjoy a lovely breakfast before watching your boys run out and doing the Eagles proud !
Coach – Lozz
Best Players – Connor Mundy, J.J Veneziano, Ethan Stephenson, Max Atkinson, Cooper McMullin and Deon Uren.
Goal Kickers – Liam Sakora, Cooper McMullin, Connor Mundy, Nikolas Ellul and Darcy Broom.
GO EAGLES !