Premier Division Reserves – Magoos Outplayed By Ferocious Demons
There are some days in footy, when the ball just does not bounce your way, and the gods aren’t on your side. Round 8 was one of those days for our Magoos. Coming up against a tough and gritty Pennant Hills Demons side at their home ground in Cherrybrook, the arch rival Demons were pumped for the contest. Unfortunately, we couldn’t match them consistently for four quarters. We were hard at the footy for much of the contest, but created too many turnovers, hindering our ability to do any damage on the scoreboard. Down 38 points at Half-Time, Penno kicked into second gear in the third quarter, extending the margin to 73 points. We won the final term, kicking our only two goals for the game through workhorse Ruckman Alex Foxall, and enigmatic forward Alex Ross, however Penno were comfotrbale winners on the day.
FINAL SCORE: ECE 2.9.21 to PHD 12.12.84
Women’s Division One – EAGALS Continue Hot Streak By Crushing Local Rival
Our Div 1 EAGALS have won 4 on the trot now, celebrating their perfect month of footy with a brutal win over Penno. Seriously, how good is beating Penno. Sitting at opposite ends of the table going into the game, East Coast were the heavy favourites to beat the Demons in this match, and it quickly became apparent that Penno would be no match for our EAGALS. We were in cruise control for much of the match, reflecting how dominant we were in every facet of the game. We lead by 18 points at Quarter-Time, and Penno kicked their only goal in the second quarter, but we were in front by 30 at the main break. The carnage continued in the second half, with our EAGALS completely outclassing the arch rival to win by 59 points, in an extremely impressive result for the side. Casey Haydon was remarkable in a BOG performance, kicking 5 goals.
FINAL SCORE: ECE 9.11.65 to PHD 1.0.6
Under 19’s Division One – East Coast Win Bruising Battle Against Penno
Intense. Tension-Filled. Brutal. Enthralling. These are just some adjectives which can be used to describe the fierce war that took place on Saturday Night between our Eagle U19s and Pennant Hills. These young blokes had plenty of steam to blow off, and boy they didn’t hold back. Both sides needed to win this game, and you could tell by the contest’s ferocity. We led at every quarter break, the largest margin being 20 points at Half-Time. However, Penno came back hard in the 3rd quarter, narrowing the margin to just 3 points. The final quarter was edge of your seat stuff, a showdown for the ages. It was back and forth, neither side giving in, and the hits became more and more physical. When the final siren sounded, our boys were on top by 8 points, thanks to two unbelievable final quarter goals, which brought our supporters to their feet and promptly silenced those of the Penno fans. Celebrating with the loudest team song I have ever witnessed, our Eagle young guns were worthy winners, in a result which hopefully sets up a massive second half of the season for us.
FINAL SCORE: ECE 8.5.53 to PHD 6.9.45
Women’s Division Four – EAGALS Go Down Against In Form Magpies
As the only East Coast side not playing Penno in Round 8, our Div 4 EAGALS were at home aiming to Protect The Nest against South West Sydney. Although the trouble was, the Magpies are in some brilliant form. We knew this was going to be a hard game for us, and the Magpies really brought the fight from the get go, kicking the only goal of the first half to lead by 6 points at Half-Time. Unfortunately, we could not match them in the Premiership 3rd quarter, as the Magpies took control of the game and applied too much scoreboard pressure to combat. We were unable to convert on our chances in front of goal, kicking only 5 behinds for the match. Not the result we wanted, but we will bounce back and look to return to form next week on Ladies Day at Kanebridge.
FINAL SCORE: SWSM 4.5.29 to ECE 0.5.5
Men’s Division Two – Eagles Into Second Spot After Destroying Pennant Hills
The Div 2 boys got the Main Event slot at Penno this weekend, having to wait until 4pm to do their damage on a Penno outfit which better resembled a bunch of Browns Cows, rather than a footy team. Simply put, we were the far more keen side, and we let it show in our footy, as we were constantly first to the ball and the better team skillfully. This has been our best season to date under Coach Michael Lambert, and the footy his side is playing continues to shine each and every week. We are finally getting the blend right, between youth and experience but also between size and skill. Penno were no match for us, as we keep increasing the margin as the game went on, eventually winning by 59 points. Stalwart Timmy Physick kicked 3 goals, as goal-sneaks Lachlan Jansen and Ben Bridie (No Seriously!) kicked 2 each. Midfield/Half-Back utilities Troy Jones and Alex Colli were again fantastic, as the best on ground for us. We now sit 2nd on the table, hunting down first place with a vengeance.
FINAL SCORE: ECE 13.9.87 to PHD 4.4.28