Final score Eagles 57 - 14 Magnet.
Venue: Windsor Girls School
Date: Sunday 6th January 2019
The Eagles looked rested after the Christmas break and took an early lead with three goals in quick succession. This gave the team confidence and gameplay flowed as the ball was passed from end to end with ease. There was solid marking by the Eagles’ defence but Magnet persisted and scored regularly throughout the quarter. Magnet’s Goalkeeper made several impressive blocks to deny Eagles and there were several long range goals from the Magnet’s shooter.
However, the Eagles’ attackers took their chances and the goals started to add up. There was sustained pressure from Eagles’ Wing Attack.
The quarter finished Eagles 11 - 6 Magnet.
Eagles were relentless in the second quarter and there was a flurry of early goals by the Eagles’ shooters. Magnet started the quarter with passion and scored an amazing goal but Eagles were moving the ball quickly and were keeping possession. Eagles passed the ball accurately and there was plenty of interception by Eagles’ Centre. Eagles’ Wing Attack was proving pivotal to the game and Eagles continued to score time and time again.
The Eagles’ centre third worked hard to feed the ball back to the attackers; their passing, timing and footwork was solid and flawless. The game was fast moving with plenty of action and although Magnet were working very hard, the strength of the Eagles’ defenders shone through. Wing Defence was playing solidly too. The quarter finished with another outstanding goal from Magnet.
The quarter finished Eagles 28 - 10 Magnet.
Magnet were the first to score but once again Eagles dominated at the start of the quarter. Magnet’s defenders were applying much pressure and the Eagles shooters had to work harder to score. Magnet then started to take control, held possession and they scored several goals. The game then became a little rushed and both sides missed opportunities. Penalties were awarded to both sides.
The quarter finished Eagles 40 - 14 Magnet.
Magnet played with determination in the last quarter but Eagles were motivated to increase the goal difference. The Eagles were unstoppable and every member of the team played their part with conviction. Eagles continued to score regularly throughout the quarter and the shooters took more risk with some long range balls.
Rebecca Perry was Player of the Match. Well done!
Overall an exciting game to watch with both teams playing really well.