Airport West 10.14-74 def West Coburg 0.2-2
Last Sunday we played West Coburg at home. On a nice but windy Mothers day the boys were keen to do their best in front of a good turn out of families and friends. Our Captain for the day was Max Atkinson who has been training and playing well so far this season. We lost the toss and kicked against the wind in the first quarter. Deon Uren won the tap and we tried to get it out of the centre quickly, just like we had been practicing at training.
William Lee played his first game for the season back from an injury. I know he has been itching to get out on the field and help out his mates. William carried on his fierce tackling from last season with two great tackles in the first 5 minutes earning him free kicks both times. Dean Mastranico also had a good quarter getting two tackles and a great shepherd. Little Adrian Galtieri attacked the ball head on, picked it up and kicked it long, well done Adrian. Connor Mundy again did well in the back line saving a goal on the line and kicking it out of the danger zone. We moved it into our forward line with good team work and got our first goal through Cooper McMullin.
In the second quarter Lachlan Hamilton played great on the ball, getting it out of the centre a couple of times with long kicks and running hard which he got rewarded for by kicking a great goal. Darcy Broom followed by kicking another and Christian Davies kicked his first ever goal with Lachlan Ziros helping unselfishly shepherding it through the goals. Christian raised his arms in the air and proudly looked over to our bench and his dad who was watching on the sidelines.
In the third quarter Adrian Galtieri played on, took a bounce and kicked it our way. Liam Livingston took a good mark, took a run and then kicked it long as well. Harrison Rogers played a great game getting three kicks in the quarter. Our on ballers were killing the opposition with Nikolas Ellul, Cooper McMullin, Stefan Sabatino and Deon Uren getting first use of the ball out of the centre. We kicked three goals for the quarter with two to Cooper McMullin and one to Nikolas Ellul. One of the most pleasing highlights for the quarter was J.J Venziano`s two great shepherds which he seems to do every week, great stuff J.J.
In the last quarter we were pretty confident we were going to sing our song again, but we vowed not to slack off. After spending the third quarter on the bench Lachlan Hamilton got straight back into the action getting plenty of the ball and kicking another goal. Harrison Rogers had a few shots at goal and was successful with one, making it his first goal for the Eagles. Another player who kicked his first goal was William Lee. Well done to all the boys who kicked their first goals and to the whole team on a great win.
GO EAGLES !!!
Coach – Lozz
Best Players – Cooper McMullin, Adrian Galtieri, William Lee, Harrison Rogers, Lachlan Hamilton and Dean Mastranico
Goal Kickers – Cooper McMullin-3, Lachlan Hamilton-2, Darcy Broom-1, William Lee-1, Harrison Rogers-1, Christian Davies-1 and Nikolas Ellul-1