Airport West 4.7-31 def Avondale Heights 1.1-7
The young Eagles played away last Sunday at Avondale Heights. The boys were in good spirits having won the previous week. Cooper McMullin had to pull out just before the game due to ilness which meant our other on ballers would have to step up.
Our Captain for the day was Liam Sikora who has been playing fantastic footy in the last month. In the first quarter we got plenty of the ball and got it down our end but failed to kick a goal. Harrison Rogers took a great mark in the forward line but he’s kick just missed. Ethan Stephenson in one great play, attacked the ball head on, ran, and then kicked it long. Another one percenter was Liam Sikora`s smother, which didn’t go unnoticed, well done boys. Despite all these great efforts we could only manage 3 points.
The second quarter was our best with us kicking 3 goals. Ethan Walker provided two great shepherds, Kristian Dipaolo, who is settling into the team very nicely got a couple of kicks and tackles for the quarter also. Our first goal was kicked by the ever reliable Lachlan Hamilton. Deon Uren kicked the next and then captain Liam Sikora had a memorable run with a couple of bounces thrown in, and then he banged through another one.
The third quarter started and Lachlan Ziros had a stand out quarter getting a lot of the ball. Deon Uren also had a good quarter going back with the flight of the ball and getting crunched. Deon was very unlucky not to get a free kick as he kept his eyes on the ball the whole time. Connor Mundy again played a good game and is proving a reliable backman in our team. Our last goal came from Liam Sikora with a difficult kick from the boundary line, which Liam made look easy.
We didn’t score another goal but the boys kept going in hard until the final siren. Darcy Broom had a lot of the ball, Connor Mundy provided a great shepherd and J.J Veneziano did the ‘team thing’ when he had a kick from the forward pocket and centred the ball to the top of the goal square. The siren sounded and the boys jumped around excitedly. We were going to sing the song in the rooms but the boys couldn’t wait and sang it arm in arm walking off the ground. Once we got in the rooms and all the parents and friends were present the team proudly sang it again with the captain Liam Sikora in the middle of the circle. Great win fella`s.
Coach – Lozz
Best Players – Liam Sikora, Ethan Stephenson, Lachlan Ziros, Lachlan Hamilton, Kristian Dipaolo and Connor Mundy
Goal Kickers – Liam Sikora -2, Lachlan Hamilton- 1 and Deon Uren-1
Go Eagles !