Eagles Around The Grounds Round 2

Premier Division Reserves – Magoos Celebrate A Sensational Win In Jimmy Regan’s 100th

CHING CHING. Need I say more. The Magoos found themselves playing under lights at Kanebridge for the first time in a while, with the boys facing a long eager wait on the sidelines, before ripping into Manly. It was definitely worth the wait. On a day where the club were celebrating popular Clubman Jimmy Regan’s 100th game, an awesome achievement considering all the injury setbacks he has suffered over the years, his teammates certainly made it one to remember. 10 scoring shots but only 2 goals meant Manly were still in the game at quarter time, but after kicking 6 goals straight in the second term, East Coast knew the game was their’s to win. Inaccuracy returned in the second half, but we kept the pressure up and won by 37 points. In the perfect finale, Regan kicked a goal on the final siren. You can’t write this stuff. CHING CHING.

Final Score: ECE 11.17.83 to MWW 7.4.46

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Women’s Division One – EAGALS Do It Easy Against Manly To Get Their Season Rolling

After a remarkable draw in Round 1, our Div 1 EAGALS were determined to respond in Round 2 against Manly. They were on their home turf, and protecting the nest was at the forefront of their mind. We kept Manly scoreless in the first half, a strong reward for our bruising defence and constant pressure. The Wolves just could not keep up with us. It was a positive bounce back from the Div 1 EAGALS, who looked sensational going forward, registering 23 scoring shots across the 4 quarters to just three for Manly. Bre Jones was strong, kicking 3 goals, but it was Paris Mooney, Elyse Fifield and Jacqui Smith who claimed BOG honours. Great win team.

Final Score: ECE 10.13.73 to MWW 3.0.18

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Men’s Under 19’s – Young Eagles Go Down In Close Affair Against Wolves

They led at both the first and second breaks, but our young Eagles could not close it out against Manly. These two sides have built quite the competitive rivalry over the last few years, with East Coast bowing out to Manly in Week One of last year’s Finals Series. Yesterday’s game was no different. It was fiery, and it was full of excitement. The Wolves like to play their brand of footy at their pace, and it was our job to throw them off course. Unfortunately, we struggled to do so for extensive periods, and were caught out too often in the second half. Manly controlled the game in the later stages and were good enough to win by 11 points. There were plenty of positives for East Coast however, with Kody Spencer kicking 2 goals in a BOG performance. As the weeks go by, this side will become more familiar with each other, and their time will come to go boom. Just wait, you’ll see.

Final Score: ECE 7.14.56 to MWW 9.13.67

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Women’s Division Four – EAGALS Achieve Maiden Win In Div 4 Competition

What a cracking way to start the day. Our Div 4 EAGALS had the first game of the day at the Nest, taking on arch rivals Pennant Hills Demons. For many players, this was their first taste of the East Coast vs Penno rivalry, and it did not disappoint. There were plenty of big hits and gritty plays, but the EAGALS would not be denied. The game started slowly from a scoreboard perspective, with no goals for either side in the first quarter, but the intensity was there in bunches. 3 goals to none in the second term and we were away, no chance the Demons were catching us. In a victory which set the tone for both the Prems and Div 1 girls later in the day, we held Penno goalless for four quarters and comfortably won by 41 points.

Final Score: ECE 6.7.43 to PHD 0.2.2

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Men’s Division Two – Div 2 Continue Building With Fantastic Win At Wollondilly

Trekking down to Wollondilly for a game of footy is no picnic, but our Div 2 boys made it look like a cake walk, as we stuck it to the Knights on their home turf. It was always going to be physical, a real battlefield, but we owned the contest especially in the second half. With some fresh faces in the side, the teamwork and energy that Div 2 is bringing is absolutely outstanding for the footy club. A 2-0 start to the season is just what we wanted after a long pre-season. We earnt every inch yesterday and deserved to win by more but we will definitely cop a 39 point victory. And as per usual Jake Mindham was always classy, kicking 6 goals, one of which was a barrel from the boundary. How far out was it? Depends who you ask, but it was definitely at least 80 metres.

Final Score: ECE 11.8.74 to WK 5.5.35

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Will Cashmore

Eagles Around The Grounds Round 1

Premier Division Men’s Reserves – Magoos Never Say Die But Cannot Claim Win Against Dragons

We are built on trust, mateship and courage at the Eagles in 2021. The Magoos proved this in Round 1, as they came up against a speedy St George side boasting plenty of youth. It was a tough start, as St George seized early momentum and earnt an early lead. However, our experienced players stood up and got us back in the game to trail by just a point at quarter time. We lost key troops throughout the game, meaning a brave effort was required from the whole squad. Ryan Van Vliet was doing his best Jeremy McGovern impersonation down back, taking a stack of intercept marks. Scoring was hard to come by for both sides over the next two quarters, such was the tightness of the contest. In the end, St George found some crucial goals, and ran out 18 point winners. We will lift, we will fight hard, and we will return stronger and hungrier next week.

Final Score: ECE 6.9.45 to STGD 8.15.63

Under 19’s Division One – Young Guns Can’t Find An Answer Against Hot Dragons Outfit

With a lot of new players, it will take time for our Under 19’s to develop a strong chemistry across the park. However, we never stopped chasing, just lacked that little bit of polish against a strong St George side who came ready for a fight. We could not find the goals in the first quarter, but we didn’t drop our heads. Instead we got ourselves back in the game, and kicked three second term goals. A hefty comeback was still need in the second half, but St George never looked uncomfortable, eventually winning by 35 points. Co-Captain Bailey Beattie was best on, whilst Jayden Brien also impressed kicking two goals.

Final Score: ECE 6.9.45 to STGD 12.8.80

Women’s Division One – EAGALS Play Out A Spirited Draw In Ferocious Contest

Popular clubman Jimmy Regan was placed in charge of our booming Women’s Div 1 side for 2021, and our girls played with plenty of character to kick off the season. We never held back, and attacked the footy hard. Brianna Barr attacked the footy so hard, she succumbed to a nauseating finger injury on the verge of quarter-time. It was a squeamish look, but there were all smiles afterwards. Unfortunately for all our hard work, we just could not convert enough and this let St George back in the game. After a thrilling four quarters, nothing could split the two sides and Season 2021 at Kanebridge began with a draw. Unbelievable scenes. Great game girls.

Final Score: ECE 4.10.34 to STGD 5.4.34

Men’s Division Two – Eagles Make A Statement With Phenomenal Round 1 Win

The club has gone through a big revamp this year, but perhaps none as large as in the Div 2 side. With a stack of new players, to the point where Coach Lambo had 30 plus players to choose from which is unheard of for Div 2, there was plenty of excitement heading into Round 1. Facing a St George side who had dropped from Div 1 back to Div 2 for this season, was going to be a tough challenge first up. However, we have had a fantastic pre-season, and were ready to reap the rewards. We played hard for four quarters, and all 22 players did their job expertly well. We were not going to be denied on this day, and we were the better side. Period. 10 points was the winning margin, but it could of been more. What a day for Div 2. New players Cam Veerhuis and Justin Harding were immense in the midfield, as was Troy Jones on the wing.

Final Score: ECE 7.7.49 to STGD 5.9.39

Women’s Division Four – EAGALS Hustle And Bustle But Go Down With Plenty Of Fight

Such is the strength of our Women’s program at East Coast, that we have added a 3rd EAGALS side in 2021. We had no choice with the amount of numbers wanting to play for this great club, and there was a ton of excitement for their first hit out in Round 1. Playing Coach Alicia Ford took her troops into battle against Sydney Uni, and they did not let the jersey down at any point. There are lots of fresh faces in this team, so it will take time to find a winning combination, but there were some great signs coming out of this game. We went down by 13 points, but we definitely made Sydney Uni earn the win.

Final Score: SYDU 4.4.28 to ECE 2.3.15

Will Cashmore

Eagles Around The Grounds Round 9

Premier Division Reserves – Magoos Win Big As Ressies Send UTS Packing

Despite falling out of finals contention, the Magoos were on a mission to finish the season on a strong note. With plenty to play for, including Josh Duncan playing his final game of footy before hanging up the boots, East Coast were not willing to slip up against a winless UTS. It was a Duncan showcase throughout much of the game, with Josh playing down forward contributing 4.8 on the scoreboard, and younger brother Aaron producing elite run and service out of the midfield whilst kicking 3 goals himself. With victory looking like a formality after not even a quarter, the Eagles enjoyed themselves by experimenting with the footy and developing some silky passages in attack. Leading by 66 at half-time, there was a chance to really put on a score late, and with seven goals in the final term the Magoos crunched their opponents, winning by 113 points. Finally, in one of the moments of the year, key defender Nick Johns kicked his first goal of 2020, with the last kick of the day. A truly great way to finish a much improved Magoos season.

FINAL SCORE: ECE 18.18.126 to UTS 1.7.13

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Under 19’s Division 1 – BYE

Our Under 19’s side had the bye in Round 9, however, with a victory over Pennant Hills on Back to Baulko day last week they had qualified for finals. Finishing 5th, we will face Manly in a grudge match at Henson Park this Saturday at 9am.

Women’s Division One – EAGALS Stay In Fight Early But Go Down Swinging Against Saints

Coming up against a strong Randwick City Saints side to close out 2020, you would not be in the minority for thinking our EAGALS might have another slow start in the first quarter. However, it was the complete opposite, with our EAGALS playing one of their best quarters of the season, shutting the Saints completely out in the first term. We added a goal early through Casey Haydon, and our trademark ferocity at the footy had us set for an upset victory. Randwick countered hard in the second quarter, adjusting their strategy to work around our battle hardened defensive structures, finding numerous avenues on goal to lead by 10 at half-time. The Saints continued to press, and we could not keep with them, with Randwick showing why they will be a dangerous side in the finals, eventually winning by 36 points. Not the result we wanted, but it capped off a fantastic season for the EAGALS, as Damon Steer’s side competed tremendously well in a higher division. We were very proud each and every week of our EAGALS and can’t wait to see what they offer in 2021.

FINAL SCORE: RSC 6.8.44 to ECE 1.2.8

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Men’s Division Two – Bombers Rack Up A Score Against Eagles

Backing up from a long Back to Baulko day last week was going too be difficult for East Coast. They put everything into knocking off Penno to give themselves a sniff at playing finals footy. Alas, it wasn’t to be and with very little energy in the tank, matching up against the red hot North Shore Bombers was always going to be a tall task. We competed well early, restricting North Shore to three goals, however the floodgates opened from there. We never took a backwards step or let our opponents run freely, but North Shore were the clear better side. Piling 8 goals to nil on in the second quarter was enough to solidify the win, and they continued their form throughout the second half. East Coast kicked their lone goal in the third term through Matt Hall, but it was tough goings down forward in a 127 point loss. Skippers Jake Mindham and Stephen Tumminello was typically classy and always tough to play against in real highlights. That wraps up another season in Div 2, one which has been a gigantic step forward compared to previous season. We have a clear vision going forward, and will continue to improve as we look to secure a finals spot in 2021.

FINAL SCORE: NSB 20.14.134 to ECE 1.1.7

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Will Cashmore

Eagles Around The Grounds – BACK TO BAULKO

Premier Division Reserves – Magoos Go Down But Not Without A Fight Against The Arch Enemy

It was always going to be a game with plenty of spite and rivalry fueled hatred in the air, what else could you expect when East Coast meets Pennant Hills. Our Magoos were on a mission, win here and finals footy was all but assured. Unfortunately results did not go our way, and we just could not find enough scoring chances when it counted. But this was no bloodbath, there were two teams in this fight. If you only concentrate on the scoreboard, then the Demons looked the better side early, keeping East Coast goalless in the first half. Although, the Eagles were not too far off the pace and we were still a chance, but needed to seize momentum straight away in the third term. We did just that, laying some crunching tackles and throwing Penno off their game, kicking 4 goals to 3 to trail by 19 at 3QT. It wasn’t to be in the end, unable to find another major, as the Demons were just too good and won by 31 points. Nick Johns was a popular players player, and Corey Dowle snagged his second goal of the year in true highlights.

FINAL SCORE: PHD 8.11.59 to ECE 4.3.27

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Under 19’s Division 1 – East Coast Make It Count When The Pressure Is On

If there was any East Coast side under real pressure on Back to Baulko day this year, it was the Under 19s. A win and finals footy would become a reality, but a loss and finals would probably be out the window. That was the simple do or die challenge that awaited our young guns. With plenty of support behind them, they did not disappoint, and gave our fans many exciting moments to cheer. It was a competitive contest early, with there being only 8 points in the game at half-time, but after a stirring speech by coach Adam Wilson at half-time, the troops were ready. We could not let ourselves down and slip up on this day, this side had worked too hard. The second-half was arguably their best half of footy all year, the goals flowed and Penno could not find an answer. With a 5 goal to 1 final quarter, we dispatched our Demon rivals by 40 points, and earnt a place in finals footy. Congrats boys, you did the jersey proud.

FINAL SCORE: ECE 11.11.77 to PHD 5.7.37

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Women’s Division One – EAGALS Finish B2B Day On A High With Awesome Win

After a long day at Kanebridge Oval, another Back to Baulko Day was coming to an end, but not without a huge win for our Div One EAGALS. Finishing the day off in style, the ladies were relentless in their pressure style of footy that has brought opposition sides undone all season, leading at every change on their way to a 13 point victory. Pennant Hills made us work, but not hard enough to control momentum for long periods. The EAGALS made it clear we owned Penno on this night. The margin was close throughout the game largely due to inaccurate kicking in front of goal from East Coast, but we always looked the better side, a positive note as finals footy still remains a possibility. Lauren Martin provided a brilliant captain’s knock in a BOG performance, and Abbey Martin was amongst the goals again scoring 2 majors. Great way to finish the day, we are always so proud of the EAGALS.

FINAL SCORE: ECE 4.10.34 to PHD 3.3.21

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Men’s Division Two – Tim Physick Breaks A Record But Eagles Fall Short

In the best story of the day, club legend Tim Physick broke the games played record for the East Coast Eagles in conjunction with the Baulkham Hills footy club. Putting on the boots for his 434rd game in the Division Two side, Physick was his iconic self, never taking a backwards step and inspiring his side to stay in the hunt for four quarters. The toughest bloke I’ve ever played with, it was an honour for myself to play alongside Tim in his milestone game. The Eagles played with heart, delivering a performance that had plenty of passion and hunger, as Co-Captain Stephen Tumminello led from the front with some brutal hits on key Pennant Hills players. With just 1 point separating the sides at 3QT, the last term would be the difference maker. Unfortunately, we ran out of legs and fell away at the end, losing by just 6 points. We were disappointed, but proud of our efforts, representing the club in fine fashion.

FINAL SCORE: PHD 4.11.35 to ECE 4.5.29

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Back to Baulko 2020 had its ups and downs, but it was truly one that we will never forget

Will Cashmore

Eagles Around The Grounds Round 7

Premier Division Reserves – Magoos Claim Massive Victory To Put Them Closer To Finals Footy

Manly have struggled in Ressies this year, and were ripe for the picking against East Coast in Round 7. It was over after Quarter-Time, 7 goals to 1 and you just knew Manly weren’t going to come back. Despite hosting the Eagles on their home turf at Weldon Oval where the Wolves go to another level, it was one-way traffic in the first half, with East Coast dominating around the ground, impressing with their potency down forward. The Magoos know the challenge in front of them regarding qualifying for finals, and they ticked a massive box at Manly. It wasn’t a perfect performance by any means, as East Coast took their foot of the gas in the second half, but the damage was already done. Despite battling more injuries, the Magoos were far and away the better side under the Weldon lights, smashing their opposition by 75 points. Justin Taylor and Jalen Timms added another strong game to their 2020 collection, whilst Trent Stubbs kicked 6 majors in real highlights. Onto Back-2-Baulko against Penno next week!

FINAL SCORE – ECE 16.13.109 to MWW 5.4.34

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Under 19’s Division 1 – Young Guns Drop The Ball In Second Half And Fall Short

Finals is on the line this weekend for the Under 19’s, after blowing a half-time lead against Manly before being swarmed in a truly ugly second-half. In a hotly contested game, the young fellas from both clubs were game and up for a good fight, with the footy traveling from end to end throughout the first-half. During these two quarters, the Eagles converted opportunities and used their speed to get on the outside and nail home some valuable goals. Going into half-time 2 goals up, they were confident they could go on with the job. However, Manly came out a completely different team and blitzed us from the get go. The Wolves certainly peaked late, crushing Eagle spirits in the Premiership quarter, leading by 15 at 3QT. They had all the momentum going forward, and used their greater height to their advantage. There was no way back for East Coast, as Manly won the game by a healthy 34 point margin.

FINAL SCORE – ECE 11.9.75 to MWW 6.5.41

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Women’s Division One – Sydney Uni Come Home With Wet Sail To Pip EAGALS At The Death

The EAGALS Division One side has come a long way this season. After winning a flag in Div 2 last year, they moved up a division, and have been competitive no matter who the opposition. We entered our clash against Sydney Uni with plenty of steam, getting on top early and leading by 2 goals at Quarter-Time. Our desire for the footy was first-class and our backline pressure was fantastic, as USYD could not register a goal in the first term. The second quarter was vital, as the Students made a statement and hit the front, seizing momentum as goals flowed down their end, in a 5 to 1 goal term. The third term played host to some showstopping footy, with the EAGALS clawing their way back into the contest to eventually lead at 3QT, as confidence was high in both camps. It wasn’t our day in the end, as USYD held their nerve and were able to close out a narrow win, by just 3 points. Casey Haydon was tremendous for East Coast, kicking 4 goals.

FINAL SCORE – SU 8.5.53 to ECE 7.8.50

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Men’s Division Two – Eagles Have A Festival Of Footy In An Emphatic Victory

In their best performance of Season 2020, our Eagles Div 2 boys had a thumping win over Manly at Weldon Oval, kicking the day off in outstanding fashion for East Coast. In warm conditions, we were first to the footy, demonstrated wicked speed on the leads out of the forward line, and won the clearance battle. Manly were just no match for us, as we led by 37 points at half-time. We piled on the pain in the second half, winning by 90 points in the end, a margin which would have been greater had we kicked straighter. In a true full team performance, the Eagles showcased how far they’ve come this season in Div 2, with the lads still in the hunt for a finals berth this year. Lochlan Fisher and Matt Hall tore up with 4 goals a piece, Anthony Bortoli was a midfield beast yet again and Dale Finch had a starring game as well. We now look forward to our favorite game of the year against Penno on B2B day and we can’t wait.

FINAL SCORE – ECE 14.17.101 to MWW 1.5.11

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Will Cashmore

Eagles Around The Grounds Round 6

Premier Division Reserves – Magoos Ambushed Early And Can’t Make Up Ground

It was a painful day at Gore Hill Oval for the Magoos. Going into the game against an undefeated North Shore Bombers side, the challenge was going to be extremely difficult. We knew that, and we were ready for a Bomber raid. A scoreless first quarter had us behind the 8 ball early, only enhancing our task going forward. North Shore has class coming out of their backsides, a message the club sent the entire league throughout the day, none better showcased in the Ressies game, as the Bombers perfected their shotgun tactic and left our Magoos reeling heading into half-time. We were better in the second half kicking two goals, with Hayden Landels and Mitchell Perl snagging one each, but it continued to be a tough day for our defence, who could not hold out a talented Bomber forward line. Add to this the unfortunate injuries of spiritual leaders Blake Jones and Matty Scholz, and it was a day to forget for the Magoos.

FINAL SCORE: NSB 12.14.86 to ECE 2.5.17

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Under 19’s Division One – Eagles Waste Strong Start As Finals Hope Hang By A Thread

It was a disappointing day for the club, and unfortunately our young guns could not change our fortunes, suffering a critical loss to North Shore. With the Under 19s ladder heating up as we drift closer to finals footy, East Coast were hit with a massive blunder in Round 6, unable to put the Bombers to the sword. Despite leading at quarter time, East Coast never had the comfortable lead. North Shore were not worried in the slightest, fighting their way back with far too little resistance, as they quickly took back the lead and went to another gear in the second half. It was like chalk and cheese for the final two quarters, as North Shore flexed their muscle, ultimately winning by 50 points. Youngsters Lachlan Mason, Nathan Fox and Ethan Grace were tremendous in a beaten team, in strong positives out of the game. The finals chances for the Under 19’s are now threadbare, with two MUST-WIN games coming up.

FINAL SCORE: NSB 13.11.89 to ECE 5.9.39

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Women’s Division One – North Shore Get The Job Done In Chilly Conditions

On what was a brutally chilly St Leonards Saturday night, our EAGALS battled North Shore in a very important game as the race towards finals heats up. Tough conditions welcomed both sides, and as the rest of the club suffered defeats throughout the day, our EAGALS were the last hopes to salvage a W for the club. Unfortunately, the Bombers were just that little bit better on this day, targeting East Coast from the opening bounce. First Quarters continue to be a crucial factor for the EAGALS, conceding two goals to nil in the opening term, to trail by 15 points. It was this gap, that would prove to big, as we could not get close enough to frighten the Bombers. East Coast could not sustain any momentum, and only inaccurate North Shore goalkicking kept the scores closer then it could have been. Our EAGALS will shake off the loss, and look to get back in the winning column next week against Sydney Uni.

FINAL SCORE: NSB 3.12.30 to ECE 1.2.8

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Men’s Division Two – Eagles Go Down In Tough Game After A Trip To Woop Woop

The odds were stacked against the Div 2 Men on the weekend. Tasked with a long trip down to Wollondilly to face the Knights, the match conditions were extremely windy, and we could only field 19 players. The Knights were a confident bunch, but we turned up ready for a fight in the first term, leading by 5 points at quarter time. A big victory looked on the cards early for East Coast, but it was not to be. Wollondilly came back hard with some fire, and quickly found the advantage. The Knights took no mercy in the second half, kicking 6 goals to 2, and gained the win. We had some fantastic contributors despite the loss, with Anthony Bortoli and Michael Boylan (who kicked two goals each) developing into fantastic additions for our Div 2 side going forward. Bad luck lads, onto next week.

FINAL SCORE: WK 11.10.76 to ECE 5.2.32

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Will Cashmore

Eagles Around The Grounds Round 5

Men’s Premier Division Reserves – Magoos Fly High And Carve Up The Cats

It was must win footy all around at Kanebridge Oval in Round 5, and the Ressies side approached their matchup against Camden with every intention of getting a W. With a plan to use the size of the oval to their advantage, East Coast outworked and simply outplayed the Cats, being too fast and skillful across the four quarters. We remained focused throughout the contest, never letting our opponents get on top and inside our head, in what was the Magoos most dominant performance this season. Even despite gaining a 55 point lead at 3QT, we did not switch off, putting the nails in Camden’s coffin with a 10 goal to nil final term. We almost doubled our score in one quarter, making Camden players look like statues in a truly ugly demolition. Trent Stubbs kicked 5 majors, Matt McVey and Aaron Duncan added 3 goals each, whilst Aaron Papera kicked his first 2 goals for the club. 121 point win – tick, Tick, TICK.

FINAL SCORE: ECE 21.17.143 to CC 3.4.22

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Under 19’s Division One – Young Eagles Gut Out The Win In Intense Catfight

In a low-scoring battle, perfectly reflecting the challenges of wet-weather footy, East Coast and Camden unleashed their Under 19s boys onto a heavy Kanebridge Oval track, in a crucial match for both sides. Both teams needed a win to keep their finals hopes alive, especially the Eagles who had dropped outside the Top 4 for the first time this season after last weekend. This game was a scrappy contest throughout, an intense and fierce battle full of emotion, with plenty of mongrel in tow. Goals were at a premium, with the Eagles maintaining a narrow 6 point lead at half-time, with Ben Bowie’s goal the only one kicked to that point. Mitchell Cashmore and skipper Harrison Bultitude added one each in the second half, as East Coast got the W by a 15 point margin, in a very competitive game of footy. Co-skipper Dane Twining had his best game of the season, winning BOG honours. Well done lads.

FINAL SCORE: ECE 3.9.27 to CC 1.6.12

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Women’s Division One – EAGALS Fight Hard But Go Down In Gallant Loss 

It was a ferocious see-saw battle in the Women’s Division One scene this past weekend, as our EAGALS fell short against Camden. The Cats started with a turbo boost, kicking three goals to nil in the first quarter, with East Coast left ruing a slow start for the second straight week. However, as the EAGALS so often do, they came back with a vengeance and stayed in the fight, clawing their way back to eventually lead by a point at 3QT. After keeping Camden scoreless for back-to-back quarters, it would be the final term which decided the result. Unfortunately for the home crowd, Camden were just too good, locking the footy inside the half for the majority of time, crucially converting their shots on goal. A disappointing 14 point loss for East Coast, but the EAGALS remain motivated and look forward to their next challenge.

FINAL SCORE: CC 5.6.36 to ECE 3.4.22

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Men’s Division Two – A DRAW Opens The Day In Shocking Dead Heat

Early morning footy at Kanbridge Oval was played in fairly dry conditions compared to past games, and it played host to a thrilling contest, which saw both sides split the points in a drawn result. It was an even game across the four quarters, neither side getting to much advantage on their opposition, as goalkicking would have a massive impact on the final score. In the end, both East Coast and Camden could not find the winning goal, they both had chances throughout the game but were unable to convert with the pressure on. It was a game which deserved a draw, one which sends both sides back to the drawing board, as both teams look to salvage their finals hopes at an important stage of the season

FINAL SCORE: ECE 4.7.31 to CC 4.7.31

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Will Cashmore


Eagles Around The Grounds Round 4

Men’s Premier Division Reserves – Magoos Go Down In Gallant Defeat To Uni Students

The Mighty Magoos were expecting a very tough encounter against a talented Sydney Uni side, on a wet and cold Kanebridge Oval track, and whilst we were up to the task, Uni had our number in the end. In what was a scrappy, low-scoring affair, it was very difficult to consistently win clean possession around the ground. Sydney Uni seemed comfortable with their small lead throughout the match, dictating the pace and drawing East Coast into their game shapes, just enough to keep enough momentum to nab a 17 point win. Trent Stubbs was strong again for East Coast kicking 2 goals, whilst Matt McVey added another, and Marty Karafalis was a titan down back. This time last season, our Ressies lost by 100 plus against Sydney Uni, so this result shows how far we’ve come in 2020, and we will continue to press our claims for finals footy going forward.

FINAL SCORE: SU 5.11.41 to ECE 3.6.24

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Under 19’s Division One – Sydney Uni Make A Statement

And a bold one at that. With key players missing for the Eagles, our Under 19s were under pressure from the get go. Sydney Uni are littered with talent throughout their club, especially the young guns, and after losing only one game last season (The Grand Final), their Under 19s are hungry to replace heartache with a flag in 2020. Footy is a real game of momentum, so difficult to wrestle back when you don’t have it. East Coast found this out on Saturday, unable to keep Uni out of their forward half for the majority of the contest, as they were additionally dominated through the midfield. Lachlan Watson and Kyle Spencer were strong for East Coast in a losing side, but focus must shift straight away to next week against Camden. As this loss has put the Under 19’s outside of the Top 4, anything outside of victory against Camden will be considered a failure.

FINAL SCORE: SU 19.12.126 to ECE 1.1.7

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Women’s Division One – Monsoonal Conditions Make For Muddy Footy But A Loss For EAGALS

This was a game of One and Three Quarters. In the first term, Parramatta Goannas brutally swarmed our EAGALS, in what was a case of: Clearance. Mark. Goal. Repeat – in the first five minutes. Down 41-0 at Quarter-Time, East Coast needed to make some changes, and with that, a more competitive contest ensued. However, it was during the second quarter, that the heavens opened up with a freezing downpour, which did not let up for the remainder of the game. The conditions, brought the contest much closer, making for a dangerously entertaining mudbath monsoon, in which the EAGALS got on top towards the end. Fighting hard until the final siren, we won the last quarter, which is a strong positive to take out of a 47 point loss. Not one woman walked off the field clean, some covered head to toe in mud, after a fun game of wet weather footy.

FINAL SCORE: PG 9.12.66 to ECE 3.1.19

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Men’s Division Two – Eagles Making Div 2 Great Again With Second Win Of The Season

How good is it to get a win. The Div 2 fellas needed victory on Saturday morning to keep their hopes on a finals berth alive, and they did not disappoint. Putting in an emphatic first half performance, East Coast didn’t let UTS in the contest, getting on top early thanks to a tough as nails midfield quartet. Led by first year ruckman Stretch Lalor, hardmen Brock McMillan and Anthony Bortoli, as well as the always classy Jake Mindham, the midfield gave our forward line plenty of Inside 50s to create shots on goal. The forwards converted well, setting up a 5 goal lead at half-time. UTS kept coming hard in the second half, seizing momentum towards the end, but the damage was done in the first half. Great to see Div 2 kick the day off with a well earnt win, an awesome feeling for the boys no doubt.

FINAL SCORE: ECE 9.8.62 to UTS 6.7.43

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Will Cashmore

Eagles Around The Grounds Round 3

Premier Division Reserves – Mighty Magoos Get The W And Do What They Do Best!

Going into the clash, our Eagles Ressies had a gameplan ready, focused on shutting down the outside run of St George. Despite being three goals behind a half-time, there was confidence amongst the group that we were not too far off the pace, but still needing to fix up forward 50 entries. The belief was there, and we got the result, putting together a dominant second-half which will go down as one of the great moments of Season 2020 at East Coast. There were plenty of highlights out of the match, namely Trent Stubbs kicking 5 goals, proving to be a decisively handy inclusion. Tom Grove was a beast down back against the Dragon’s gun full-forward. Plus, we also saw Josh Riseborough showcase one of the most elite five minute bursts this writer has ever seen, kicking two crucial goals in the final term. Plus, I can’t forget about the return of golden child Jimmy Regan, who celebrated his first game back from a long shoulder injury layoff by kicking two goals, including our first of the match. Way to go Jimbo!

Final Score: ECE 11.7.73 to SGD 8.9.57

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Under 19’s Division One – Eagles Get The Job Done Against A Gritty Dragons Outfit

Our 19’s boys continue to prove that the future is bright at East Coast, delivering a classy victory over a game St George. After a quick start out of the gate by the Eagles, St George returned serve in the second quarter, letting East Coast know they would refuse to lie down. What transpired in the second-half was a hard-hitting affair, the result never seeming too clear until the final stages. The Eagles were made to work hard and earn a victory, which would have pleased the coaching staff, as these victories tend to be the sweetest. Hats off to Harrison Bultitude at Full-Forward, with the inspirational skipper nailing home 5 goals in a hulking Best On Ground performance.

Final Score: ECE 8.7.55 to SGD 5.5.35

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Women’s Division One – EAGALS Get Season Back On Track By Smashing Macquarie Uni

In what was a grand final rematch of sorts, both our EAGALS sides travelled to the rival turf of Macquarie University, but it was the Division One Women who turned in the most dominating display. Defined by a hardened, take no prisoners approach to attacking the footy without fear, the EAGALS put up a score on Maq Uni, a welcomed result considering they host an in-form Parramatta Goannas team next week. At times, our ball movement was silky, and pressure acts unbeatable, as Maq Uni simply couldn’t get numbers to the contest to prevent an EAGAL attack. A strong full-team effort is a great way to finish the day for the club, highlighted by forwards Shannon Smit and Abbey Martin getting amongst the goals, as did Breanna Donellan who was additionally tremendous in the ruck.

Final Score: ECE 11.13.79 to MQU 1.2.8

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Men’s Division Two – North Shore Bring The Pain As Eagles Suffer AstroTurf Blues

Our East Cost Div 2 side entered their Round 3 game with plenty of confidence, after claiming a win last weekend against Sydney Uni. Unfortunately, they were quickly shot back down, after North Shore launched a full-frontal assault from the get go. The Bombers clearly know how to play their brand of footy, and it showed on Saturday, continuously winning the footy out the back at stoppages, allowing them to go Inside 50 far too often. A tough day at the office no doubt, but plenty of positives can be taken out of an improved second half, which saw the Eagles limit the bleeding, and never taking a backwards step. Ryan Kenny was a colossal force for East Coast, complimented by Jake Mindham who put in a standard strong game. Disappointing to not come away with a W, but we look forward to the next challenge against UTS at home.

Final Score: NSB 12.11.83 to ECE 1.1.7

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Will Cashmore

Eagles Around The Grounds Round 2

Premier Division Reserves – Eagles Suffer Round One Hangover As Bulldogs Go Bang

It’s no question there is exceptional depth at UNSW, and it was on full display this past Saturday, as they rolled out a formidable Reserves side. The Bulldogs, who flattened UTS by 147 points in Round One, were intent on another large victory, and they did just that. Highlighted by an unstoppable run of forward 50 entries, UNSW produced a ruthless performance, dominating the scoreboard with 42 scoring shots to the Eagles 4. East Coast worked hard on the ground, applying a typically consistent tackling pressure, led particularly well by Matty Scholz, Will Mitchell and Jordan Etto. However, UNSW did the little things right all day, far too skillful and speedy to combat in the end, with the footy in their half for the majority of the contest. Back to the drawing board for the Ressies, spirits will pick right back up and we look forward to the next fight.

Final Score: UNSW 18.24.132 to ECE 2.2.14

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Under 19’s Division One – Classic Contest Goes Down To The Wire In One Point Epic

In a rematch of last year’s Preliminary Final, East Coast and UNSW met at Kanebridge Oval as the two young squads put it all on the line for early season bragging rights. What unfolded was a nail biting showdown, a two and fro battle which was always going to end in elation for one side, and heartbreak for the other. Unfortunately, our Eagles were on the losing side, absolutely exhausted in a devastating one-point defeat, decided by a Bulldog behind in the final minute. Both sides displayed unwavering ferocity at the footy for four quarters, hungry for victory, and despite the loss, East Coast won plenty of admirers Jack Monger was elite through the midfield, as Kyle Spencer and Keegan Brady also put in stock standard solid performances. Our young Eagles will come back better for the close loss, a blessing in disguise perhaps as they will be as determined as ever to cause the boilover in the next meeting between these sides.

Final Score: UNSW 8.12.60 to ECE 8.11.59

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Women’s Division One – Catch Up Footy Left Too Late In Another Nail-Biting Defeat

The main event of our first home game weekend, was the Women’s Division One, who hosted Penrith in some good ol’ fashioned night footy. In what was a tantalizing back and forth contest, our EAGALS fell agonizingly short going down by 3 points to Penrith, despite a defensive masterclass in the second half. After winning in Round One, the EAGALS searched for another big game with a focus on defensive pressure, and Coach Damon Steer would have been proud of his side’s effort in the second half, keeping their opponents scoreless. Unfortunately, though East Coast couldn’t hit the scoreboard enough to get the win, unable to capatalise despite having the ball in their forward 50 for much of the final minutes. Paris Mooney and Abbey Martin continued their strong starts to the season in notable performances, and the EAGALS will look forward to a big game against Macquarie Uni next round.

Final Score: PR 4.3.27 to ECE 3.6.24

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Men’s Division Two – Eagles Defy The Early Morning Fog To Claim A Famous Win

The oppourtunity was right in front of the East Coast Div 2 men on Saturday morning. In conditions which evened the playing field, a wet, slippery and foggy Kanebridge Oval saw the Eagles sink their teeth into a Sydney Uni side, who weren’t prepared for their opponents fired up determination to earn a victory. With clean footy a rarity in tough conditions, the contested scrap was crucial, with East Coast going into halftime two points up thanks to veteran Dan O’Connor launching the heavy footy from 45m on the siren. As the sun came out towards the end, it would come down to which side could win their one-on-ones and convert. East Coast were far more accurate in front of the big sticks, running away with the win, in a famous victory that was celebrated hard in the aftermath. Big shoutout to Scotty Waterhouse, usually a defender, who was a beast in the ruck and kicked 2 goals.

Final Score: ECE 6.4.40 to SYD 2.10.22

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Will Cashmore