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
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
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
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