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
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
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
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