East vs West!
Battle of the Birds!!
More like the Mark Weekes show!!!
It was a demolition derby at Kanebridge oval in Round 3, as the East Coast Eagles relentlessly picked apart a diabolical Western Suburbs Magpies by 93 points, with superstar Full-Forward Mark Weekes slotting 8 goals, sending him to the top of the Stan Milton Trophy Race for league Leading Goalkicker.
Weekes was back to his absolute best providing instinctive service to his midfielders, dragging his opponent out of space leading up the ground, showcasing strong hands and a penetrable set shot.
The Eagles were clearly up for this game, playing quick transitional footy across a lethal four quarter-display never allowing the Magpies to get a foot in the door. East Coast kicked 8 goals to 1 in the first half and Wests were never in the contest, falling apart in the second half as East Coast converted 13 goals; conceding just 5.
East Coast were prepared to make yet another statement despite being without a number of senior players.
This challenge provided the opportunity for other players to step up.
One bloke who continues to make a name for himself in Premier Division is Lewis Waters. It might of been the Mark Weekes show in the forward line, but Waters was phenomenal playing a shutdown tagger like role in the backline, and displaying a strong ability to be an effective user of the football. The 18 year old had a tough job against former NT Thunder forward Adam Tipungwuti, but the young cialis generic no rx Eagle was not intimidated and played the only way he knows and that is with sensational courage and determination. Lewis wore Tippa like a glove.
Debutant Cameron Wilson was also handy roving the forward line in the Eagles barnstorming win. Seamlessly translating his Under 19’s form to the faster paced Premier Division, Wilson kicked a goal and proved once again that the East Coast Eagles are in strong hands for the future, as the new wave of youngsters come through the ranks.
With the 93 point win, East Coast have got their season back on track and coach Lindsay Scown couldn’t be happier especially after a strong win over old side Western Suburbs.
The challenge now for the Eagles is to continue this momentum on the way to achieving maiden back-to-back wins for the season when they meet Camden Cats in Round 4.
With every week it is becoming clearer that in 2018: Its all about the Eagles
|East Coast Eagles||5.1.31
EAST COAST EAGLES
Best Players: L. Waters, M. Weekes, K. Emery, S. Turner, B. Stewart, D. Steer
WESTERN SUBURBS MAGPIES
Best Players: C. Dell, J. Robinson, K. Bremner, E. Cole, T. Blake, A. Bremner
|1||North Shore Bombers||3||3||0||0||305||171||178.36||12|
|3||East Coast Eagles||3||2||1||0||289||147||196.60||8|
|4||Pennant Hills Demons||3||2||1||0||250||203||123.15||8|
|6||UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs||3||1||2||0||236||175||134.86||4|
|8||Manly Warringah Wolves||3||1||2||0||221||311||71.06||4|
|9||Western Suburbs Magpies||3||0||3||0||164||334||49.10||0|
|10||St George Dragons||3||0||3||0||135||315||42.86||0|