Eagles go down to Southport

Coming off a disappointing first round loss to Ainslie, the Eagles were keen to make amends against a strong Southport side, fresh off an impressive win over the Suns.

The northern visitors were fast out of the blocks, skipping away to a five goal lead at the first break. The second term saw more composure from the Eagles outfit, with both teams kicking three goals, with the Sharks taking a 29 point lead to the main break.

An evenly contested third quarter saw no change to the Southport lead heading into the main break, which still gave the home team a glimmer of hope. Similar to the Round 1 Ainslie cialis generic uk clash however, the Eagles fell away in the last quarter, eventually going down by 55 points.

In a disappointing result in the first home game of the season, Damien Bonney, Michael Riseley and Jack Dimery had strong performances. Trent Stubbs again fought hard in the midfield and Luke Jericho playing his first game for the club provided havoc for his opponents.

The result leaves the Eagles winless after the first two rounds but eager to make amends against local rivals Sydney University in Round 3. The students will be buoyed by their 12 goal win over Queanbeyan on Sunday.