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
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
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
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