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Post by Mickyj on Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:27 pm

ROUND 1 – LEAGUE VS WEST ADELAIDE
Eagles 12.14 (84) def West 7.10 (52)
Goal Kickers: J. Lukosius 3, N. Hayes 2, E. Haylock 2, S. Rowland, T. Gray, P. Stewart, J. Redden, M. Borholm
Best Players: P. Stewart, J. Boyd, J. Johansen, J. Firns, L. Thompson, E. Haylock

After a long summer of training it’s always nice to get back into some competitive football and get our 2018 campaign underway.

Round 1 is always tricky as you don’t really know where the opposition are at and to be honest you’re not exactly sure where you’re at either.

The first quarter started and both sides were really having a go, but like most early games there were uncharacteristic mistakes and turn overs. We just got the better on the scoreboard but the game was tight to take a 6 point lead to the first change.

The second delivered some improved football to start, but the middle part of the quarter was very disappointing, we dropped our energy and our skills followed. The good thing was the players recognised this on field and our last 10 mins was very good going to the main break with an 18 point lead.

We spoke about the need to improve our basic skills and play a bit more of an aggressive style. The players executed well winning the quarter by 3 goals, which gave us a handy 3 quarter time lead.

The final quarter was frustrating having the bulk of the play and shots on goal, but were unable to finish off kicking 2-6 for the term and allowing some easy scores the other way. Finally running out winners by 34 points.

In summary it was a positive day with many players playing varied positions and we got our first chance to implement the many things we have adjusted over the summer. These adjustments will take time, but I could see the players trying hard to deliver and I am sure we will only get better from here. As I said at the start, round 1 is always tricky so the win is all that matters and with time and more match practice I am sure we get more consistent with our skills.

A wins a win as they say and now we move quickly on to Central. Central beat us well at home last year and they have started the season very well, so I have no doubt we will have to improve a lot this week in what promises to be a great contest back home at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval.

Michael Godden
Senior Coach
ROUND 1 – RESERVES VS WEST ADELAIDE
Eagles 8.6 (54) def by West Adelaide 8.10 (58)
Goal Kickers: C. McLeod 2, J. Cook, D. Minney, S. McKay, L. Sheppard, J. Weidemann, J. Comitogianni
Best Players: L. Martin, C. Gaffney, T. Schmusch, J. Rowe, X. Redden, J. West

After a tough preseason where the boys worked super hard to improve their knowledge of the game and the skill execution we were extremely excited and ready for the challenge that lay ahead of us.

We jumped out of the blocks brilliantly and with some crisp ball movement and tough relentless defence we had West Adelaide on the back foot at quarter time to lead by 19pts.

We continued on with some solid football in the second but West Adelaide were able to even up the contest and reign in our significant impact we had from our onballers around the contest.

The third quarter saw us gain plenty of football for the quarter but we were not able to execute our skills well enough and let West Adelaide have too much easy ball going forward to even up the contest to a 5 point game at 3 quarter time.

The last quarter saw us bounce out of the blocks to kick the first 2 goals of the quarter and really had West on the back foot. As the quarter grew on West were able to chip away at us and our skill execution hurt us with West Adelaide scoring from our turnovers to hit the lead by 4 points with 4 minutes to go. The last 4 minutes saw us dig deep and have an opportunity to win the game after the siren which was a great sign for a young group to never give in and fight it out to the end.

We look forward to getting back on our home turf at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval this Sunday and putting in a strong performance to start out the day on the right note.

Vinnie Rugolo
Reserves Coach
ROUND 1 – UNDER 18’S VS WEST ADELAIDE
Eagles 20.12 (132) def West Adelaide 8.7 (55)
Goal Kickers: L. Firns 3, T. Francis 3, G. Armfield 3, T. Friend 2, D. Pratico 2, L. McNeil 2, T. Burgoyne, J. Coff-McDermott, J. Bailey, J. Mead, M. Frederick
Best Players: M. Frederick, R. Bruce, K. Pickett, L. Firns, J. Miller, K. Pudney

The under 18s opened their season on Thursday afternoon at City Mazda Oval against West Adelaide and recorded a very good 77 point win. We opened with a good first term with lots of good pressure and took a 19 point lead into quarter time. We were able to extend that in the second quarter leading at half time by 38 points. An even third quarter saw us in front by 39 points at three quarter time but we finished strongly kicking 7 goals to one in the last quarter to record a comfortable win.

We had many good players and Marty Frederick led the way – he was our Captain for the night and he was strong and powerful in his attack on the ball and exciting with his run off the wing and half back. Ryan Bruce was a very strong defender, Kysiah Pickett had many good possessions from his wing, Tyson Friend and Liam Firns were very effective forwards kicking 5 goals between them and Kai Pudney and Jarrod Miller were very good midfielders picking up many possessions and putting us into attack throughout the match.

We play Central Districts at my Money House Oval this Saturday from 1.15pm so we are looking forward to the challenge of playing them after they recorded a good win in Round 1.

Shane Reardon
Under 18’s Coach
ROUND 3 – UNDER 16’S VS WEST ADELAIDE
Eagles 5.5 (35) def by West Adelaide 18.12 (120)
Goal Kickers: I. Dorian, C. Poulter, O. McCANN, Z. Buck, L. Coe
Best Players: Z. Buck, H. Dawkins, F. Agnew, C. Poulter, I. Dorian, Z. Scott

Our Round 3 clash against West Adelaide on the Thursday before Easter gave the group a new experience playing underlights at City Mazda Stadium.

Our starts for the first two rounds have been something the lads have struggled with and Round 3 was a little bit the same with Westies having 10 inside 50’s & kicking 6 goals to our 4 entries and us not kicking a goal. We even up the ledger over the next three quarters with inside 50’s, however our efficiency going into our forward line was a little wayward and we were unable to make up any ground with Westies running out victors by a comfortable margin.

The lads are having a go & are improving, however our foot skills are not at a level that we could be proud of. Zac Buck, Harrison Dawkins & Fergus Agnew worked tirelessly thru the midfield, Caleb Poulter showed some class up forward & across half back with Indiana Dorian acquitting himself in Ruck & kicking a goal in the last Quarter from Centre Half Back. Zeke Scott played a role down back & thru the midfield.

This week we take on Centrals out at Elizabeth & we look forward to keep on working towards playing four quarters of football.

Darren Hams
Under 16’s Coach
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Post by Mickyj on Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:05 pm

Round 2 – League v Central
Eagles 13.12 (90) def Central 8.15 (63)
Goal Kickers: J. Hayes 4, J. Johansen 3, E. Haylock 2, M. Borholm, N. Hayes, L. Sharrad, J. Gaffney
Best Players: J. Hayes, L. Sharrad, M. Goldsworthy, J. Boyd, A. Poole, J. Gaffney
After a long week on the track and in the meeting room it was pleasing to see the group start to adopt some of the things we have trained for over the summer. As I mentioned last week as a group we were disappointed in the way we played against West but Sunday’s game was a step in the right direction.
Conditions at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval were challenging for both teams as we don’t normally play in that heat. The first quarter started with both sides having a real crack and the game was being played at a high level. Kicking into the breeze the players did well to win the quarter by 10 points.
Kicking with the breeze in the second the boys started to win the ball around the contest which was giving our forwards a good look at 1 on 1’s, and they delivered. We ended the quarter kicking 6-3 and took a 47 point lead to the main break.
The third saw Centrals fight back hard as they consistently won the 50/50 ball to give them ascendancy and win the quarter by 15 points. We were disappointed with our efforts in this term but credit to Centrals who simply out worked and out hunted us.
By now the sting had really gone out of the game with both sides struggling to maintain skill and speed as the heat took its toll on everyone. The quarter was played out with not much to report as the game slowed and errors took over. Normally this would really annoy to not finish strong but I can tell you both Centrals and our boys gave everything they had with the Eagles finally running out winners by 27 points.
In summary I was very happy with our efforts both with the ball and without it but we have a long way to go. We are still not acting on instinct and until then we will review, train and work hard to improve our standard of play.
This week poses a huge challenge, not only to recover in time but also taking on an in form team on their home deck. We accept the challenge and can’t wait to get out there on Saturday and have real go.
Michael Godden
Senior Coach
Round 2 – Reserves Match Report
Eagles 13.4(82) def by Central 16.18 (114)
Goal Kickers: L. Sheppard 3, J. Cook 2, J. Rowe 2, J. Weidemann 2, L. Martin, N. Moore, J. West, E. Miller
Best Players: J. Lee, J. Rowe, M. Frederick, J. West, D. Minney, J. Bailey
It was great to be back on our home deck in front of our loyal supporters. As a collective though in the first quarter we let down ourselves as we had not prepared well enough to win a game of football and this let central’s have a 43 point lead at quarter time as we were really reactive and couldn’t be aggressive enough at the contest to break even.
The second quarter was a different story as we increased our tackle count and were much more direct this allowed us to score freely with 5 goals for the quarter. We still needed to improve our defensive transition and loose ball as Central were still able to score freely.
At half time we were clear that the forwards needed to work harder to ensure the ball does not come out of our forward line to easy. With a smaller forward line this was something that we were able to achieve but lacked enough inside 50’s to give our forwards an opportunity to put some real scoreboard pressure on central.
We focused our last quarter to be very direct through the corridor and showed when we did we were able to put the score on the board and put Central under some genuine pressure we are as good a side as any.
The focus for this group will be how do we prepare ourselves during the week and game day to ensure we are really solid consistant football players for the Woodville West Torrens Football Club. I look forward to the boys putting in a big effort for themselves and supporters and getting a win.
See you all Saturday.
Vinnie Rugolo
Reserves Coach
Round 2 – Under 18’s Match Report
Eagles 14.9 (93) def by Central 17.13 (115)
Goal Kickers: J. Coff-McDermott 2, T. Friend 2, H. Schoenberg 2, L. McNeil 2, L. Beecken, K. Pickett, T. Francis, J. Dorizzi, D. Pratico, D. Pearce
Best Players: L. McNeil, K. Pickett, J. Mead, H. Schoenberg, J. Miller, L. Beecken
The Under 18s went down to Central Districts on Saturday, losing by 22 points in a high scoring game at My Money House Oval, with us kicking 14 goals 9 points to Centrals 17 goals 13 points. The first quarter did the damage with Centrals kicking 6 goals to our 3. Both teams kicked 11 goals each from that point on and we attacked relentlessly in the last quarter kicking 3 goals 6 points and at one stage closing to 4 points, but to Central’s credit, they kicked the next 3 goals to effectively close out the match.
Lochie McNeil was a tireless worker in our midfield and picked up many possessions, Kysiah Pickett gave us some real spark when he shifted into the centre square, Jackson Mead was damaging with his disposal and worked hard all game, Jarrod Miller was another who tried hard in our midfield along with his on ball partner Kai Pudney, Harry Schoenberg was lively through our forward line and Luke Beecken and Jordan Dorizzi were two others who gave us some energy at some critical moments, particularly through the second half.
This week we turn our attention to South Adelaide for our first home game, and they are in good form having won their first two games. We will be working hard to prepare ourselves for what I am sure will be a good game of footy.
Shane Reardon
Under 18’s Coach
Round 4 – Under 16’s Match Report
Eagles 6.6 (42) def by Central 17.15 (117)
Goal Kickers: J. Godden 3, K. Kenny, W. Noll, M. Litster
Best Players: F. Agnew, H. Dawkins, Z. Scott, L. Jones, J. Godden, Z. Buck
We were looking forward to our Round 4 clash against Centrals Districts as we had a competitive trial game with them only 6 weeks prior.
Another 6 Changes from the week before gave us opportunity to look at some more players take to the field at this level. In warm conditions, we were competitive at the very start but our Achilles heel again this week was our starts and unfortunately trailed by 3 goals at quarter time & 10 goals at half time.
The second half provided us with more benefit with only being outscored by 2 goals. With Fergus Agnew & Harrison Dawkins working hard for the whole day, whist Zeke Scott was competitive in the middle, with first gamer Lachlan Jones showed some promise down back, Jacob Godden had a good second half & finished with 3 goals, with Zac Buck having some good moments as well.
This week we take on South Adelaide at our first home game for the year.
Darren Hams
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Post by Mickyj on Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:52 pm

Round 3 – League v Port Adelaide
Eagles 2.16 (28) drew Port Adelaide 4.4 (28)
Goal Kickers: J. Johansen, N. Hayes
Best Players: A. Poole, L. Thompson, J. Boyd, J. Von Bertouch, P. Stewart, J. Johansen
Saturday’s game against Port was one of the strangest games I have been involved in. I said to the players at quarter time the way Port were pushing numbers behind the ball 4 goals could win today. It was tongue in cheek at the time but it turned out to be nearly correct. A game where you have +12 inside 50’s, +10 scoring shots, +23 minutes in your forward half you should really win.
Even though the game was low scoring it was still an interesting game. We clearly all left disappointed but I was proud of the player’s ability to stick at it. As I mentioned it was a congested forward line so it was good for the players to work through this and find a way to get scores, which they did, they were just the wrong ones.
The 1st quarter was an even contest with both sides having the same amount of entries but not being able to score. Unfortunately Port were able to break through and kick 2 late goals to give them a 12 point lead.
We started to get on top in the second term having +4 entries and +3 scoring shots, unfortunately we kicked 0-4.
The 3rd was very similar having +6 entries and +4 scoring shots but once again all points. The 2nd and 3rd was a good defensive effort only allowing Port to score 2 points while we scored 9.
The final quarter was like watching a soccer game where one goal either way could win the game. We had the first 5 entries but once again only managed 2 points before Port broke through to kick a couple of goals and get out to a 14 point lead. To the players credit they rallied at this point and worked hard to have the next 5 entries to kick 2 goals 3 and finally put us in front by a point. Port then had the better of the last 5 minutes which included a missed set shot to win the game. In this time the defence stood up really well to hold onto a draw, and honestly after last week’s game it’s a credit to the players and the recovery work they did to come up and produce another strong performance and hang in there. Draws are never fun as you feel like you have achieved nothing, but we can look deeper than that and be comfortable with the weeks work.
Unfortunately at the moment we have the biggest injury list we have had in years and this poses a big challenge for the club. Injuries rarely effect League sides but certainly makes it hard on everyone else. One thing we have been very good at in recent times is consistency of effort throughout the club and that’s exactly what we will be working on for this weekend’s games.
Michael Godden
Senior Coach
Round 3 – Reserves vs Port Adelaide
Eagles 11.13 (79) def Port Adelaide 5.8 (38)
Goal Kickers: J. Weidemann 3, J. Rowe 3, L. Smith, L. Sheppard, N. Moore, S. Lewis, H. Hawkins
Best Players: S. Lewis, J. Rowe, T. Schmusch, J. Comitogianni, K. Pudney, H. Hawkins
After some seriously tough conditions and 33 degrees the week before the boys rocked up to what was one of the more windier days you will see. With a swirler wind it wasn’t going to make for pretty football which pleased this coach as we needed to get our hands dirty at the contest, be aggressive when the opposition had the football and play a more direct brand of football.
We started the first quarter aggressively and controlled the ball in our half of the ground with our defenders setting up nicely behing the ball we had 8 scoring shots to 3 to take in a 15 point advantage at quarter time.
The second quarter saw Port congest the contest with more numbers around the footy and we were trying to bite off more than we could chew which meant for a struggle as we let them back in the game to only lead by 12 points.
The third quarter saw a very tough determined eagles outfit as we came out and hunted the ball and opposition to have 22 tackles for the quarter. The pleasing aspect for this quarter was I felt we started to be very direct for the first time this year and it showed with 7 scoring shots to 1.
The last quarter we continued on our very good direct footy from the third whilst ensuring defensively we stayed real compact and put a lot of pressure on the ball carrier to finish off the game with 5 goals for the quarter.
This week is a huge challenge for the boys and I hope we can continue to develop the way we prepare ourselves for senior footy because as a collective last week was by far the best preparation they have had and the scoreboard looked after them. Can’t wait to continue our aggressive football at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval on Sunday.
Vinnie Rugolo
Reserves Coach
Round 3 – Under 18’s v South Adelaide
Eagles 7.0 (42) def by South Adelaide 8.12 (60)
Goal Kickers: J. Miller 4, T. Friend 2, T. Francis
Best Players: R. Bruce, J. Miller, I. Brill, J. McCann, C. Smith, S. McNeilly
The Under 18s lost a low scoring game in tough conditions at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval on Saturday, losing 7 goals straight to the Panthers’ 8 goals 12 points. This week, Michael Frederick, Jack McCann, and Brodie Arriola all played their first games of under 18 football. Our straight kicking was a feature but South Adelaide were a bit too strong in the middle and generated many more scoring opportunities than us.
Our endeavour was very good and we kept at it for the whole game which was a real feature this week. Our defence, led by Ryan Bruce and Isaac Brill were resolute and strong, with Caleb Smith, Jack McCann and Shaun McNeilly also being good players back there, Jarrod Miler worked tirelessly on the ball and up forward kicking 4 goals and Jackson Mead worked very hard in our mid field.
This week we play Glenelg at Gliderol Stadium in Sunday at 10am and we are looking forward to a big clash.
Shane Reardon
Under 18’s Coach
Round 5 – Under 16’s vs South Adelaide
Eagles 5.7 (37) def by South Adelaide 6.15 (51)
Goal Scorers – H. Dawkins, J Godden, B. Yeing, H. Kleining, J Taylor
Best – H. Dawkins, L Jones, F Agnew, J O’Neil, Z Buck, B Thomson
With another 5 Changes, including 2 players who were playing their first game the players were really looking forward to playing their first game of the season at home against South.
In windy conditions we began well and had the first three goals on the board. By quarter time we had a two goal advantage and the challenge was to continue on with our good work for the remaining of the game. During the second South fought back and took a narrow lead into Half Time
Our second halves have provided us with our better footy this year & the lads were confident going out after half time. In what was a tight contest after half time the lads battled out the game quite well and I was much happier with our overall effort for the game this week, but we unfortunately couldn’t get the job done and went down by 14 points. Harrison Dawkins was instrumental in the midfield, whilst Lachie Jones gave us some drive from defence, Fergus Agnew and Zac Buck were amongst it most of the day and Brock Thompson & Jack O’Neil showed some good signs from defence as well.
This week we travel to Glenelg to build on Round 5’s effort.
Darren Hams
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