EAGALS Still Undefeated After Beating Sydney Uni

Will someone please step up to the plate?!??!!?

At the current stages it is business as usual and a rinse and repeat kind of season for our Prems EAGALS, as we added yet another win to our perfect record, which now sits at 9-0.

And there could not have been a better day to do it on, than Ladies Day.

It was expected to be a tough test for us, seeing as Sydney Uni are always a tricky opponent no matter what grade you’re playing in. No matter who pulls on the USYD jersey, you know they’ve come to play, and we expected nothing less.

Thus, we intended to gain an early advantage by applying scoreboard. Once again, we hit our mark and achieved exactly what we set out to do. Our first quarter was dominant, with Uni really struggling to get into the game. We were on from the word go and it showed, as we kicked our 4 first quarter goals inside the opening 10 minutes. Uni did add one goal in the first term, but that was all they were going to get for the entire match. We led by 18 at Quarter-Time.

According to Coach Ash Moeller, the rest of the match was a grind, due to our lack of poise in front of goal leading to many behinds, but also Uni’s increased pressure. We kicked 7 behinds but no goals in the second quarter, a result that we will aim to fix in coming weeks, as we know that against a stronger side we will likely be made to pay for such inaccuracies. In saying that, our defense was faultless, as Uni had no way back into the contest. Our 25 point lead could of been doubled, and it felt like that. Ladies Day was our day.

The second half saw much of the same for both sides.

More behinds than goals for our EAGALS, and Uni whilst keeping the pressure on our time and space with the footy, were unable to find any sort of offensive resolve. We led by 35 at 3QT, extending this to 41 by Full-Time, as we were the deserved and dominant winners.

Tarni Evans was on fire in this game, her skills and pace a level above her opposition, as she was a clear best on ground with her 3 goals a real highlight. Ally Dallaway was strong once again, whilst Georgia Garnett proved hard to stop wherever she went, killing it in defence, up front and through the midfield.

9-0 and we haven’t looked back since the start of the season, I really do not know who will stop us.

After the long-weekend break it will be fascinating to see how we comeback, and who will challenge us. There will be plenty of teams out there determined to beat the streak, but it is up to our EAGALS to continue fending them off and remain perfect.

Cannot wait to see how this unfolds.

Will Cashmore

final score Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
East Coast Eagles 4.1-25 4.8-32 5.13-43 6.13-49
Sydney University 1.1-7 1.1-7 1.2-8 1.2-8
East Coast Eagles
Goal Kickers: T. Evans 3, R. McGartland, G. Garnett, M. Finch
Best Players: T. Evans, G. Garnett, A. Dallaway, J. Swabey, R. Tomkins, A. Barton
Sydney University
Goal Kickers: A. Laven
Best Players: L. Stephenson, C. Reeve, R. Kenny, I. Gray, C. Lawton, L. Coleman
2021 Sydney AFL Women’s Premier Division Ladder After Round 9
1 East Coast Eagles 9 9 0 0 643 155 414.84 36
2 Manly Warringah Wolves 9 8 1 0 599 206 290.78 32
3 Inner West Magpies 9 6 3 0 492 250 196.80 24
4 Southern Power 9 6 3 0 374 289 129.41 24
5 North Shore Bombers 9 6 3 0 349 287 121.60 24
6 UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs 9 4 5 0 217 520 41.73 16
7 Sydney University 9 3 6 0 215 375 57.33 12
8 UTS Australian Football Club 9 2 7 0 233 533 43.71 8
9 Pennant Hills Demons 9 1 8 0 274 440 62.27 4
10 Macquarie University 9 0 9 0 166 507 32.74 0