There was a air of excitement before the game or it may have just been the cold wind sweeping Monarch Oval as the Eagles prepared to take on the Blues in our Round 5 clash.
The first quarter started with a frenzy and the Eagles dominated the ruck contests and moved the ball forward repeatedly and kicked our best opening score for the season, kicking 6 goals to the Blues 2. Damon Steer opened our account with a snap over his left shoulder and this spurred the team on and a flurry of goals followed from Jack Mara, Tim Garlick, Aaron Drinkwater, Damon with another and Jesse Cass topped off a great first quarter to take a 22 point lead into the first break.
The Blues were a little stunned by the quality of the footy the Eagles were playing and the second quarter, while much tighter defensively from the Blues, saw the Eagles execute our game plan at a very high level of skill and we managed to outscore the opposition and extend the lead to 29 points at half time.
The third quarter was a physical battle but the Eagles maintained their ascendancy and extended the lead to 37 points. Drinky played his best game for the season and kicked another sausage roll along with Damo who, unbeknown to us was playing with a severely fractured right hand, added to his tally.
With only 1 player on the bench the Eagles struggled on the big Monarch Oval to run out the game and the Blues bounced back and got within 18 point before the Eagles generic cialis testimonials steadied and consolidated the win.
Our Round 5 Captain was Dean Costello and he took on the leadership role with pride and played an outstanding game, collecting well over 35 disposals and a goal to boot. Drinky was let off the leash and had a great game and dominated the stoppages and kicked 2 very good goals. Kenny Ewen-Chappell was excellent across half forward and set up several goals and provided great on field leadership for the young Eagles. Paul Long got plenty of footy and used it very well, along with Jordan McPherson who was excellent across the backline and kept his opponent scoreless. Young Jack Mara gave us first opportunity at nearly every stoppage by winning the ruck contests consistently and he played his best game for the season and is developing into a quality ruckman. Damon was a powerhouse up forward and finished the game with 4 goals.
The Eagles song was sung loud and proud by those who knew the words, and the others just cheered with excitement, and this capped off a great win for the team that saw us play to our potential and regain some respect.
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
CAMPBELLTOWN BLUES 2.3 – 15 3.3 – 21 5.4 – 34 9.6 – 60
SYDNEY HILLS EAGLES 6.1 – 37 8.2 – 50 11.5 – 71 12.6 – 78
SYDNEY HILLS EAGLES
Goal Kickers:?D. Steer 4, A. Drinkwater 2, D. Costello , J. Cass , S. Pierce , T. Garlick , J. Mara , J. Rodman? Best Players:?D. Costello, A. Drinkwater, K. Ewen-Chappell, P. Long, J. McPherson, J. Mara