Sea­son end for our ju­nior Sea Ea­gles

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

JU­NIOR AFL

AF­TER a great sea­son, the ju­nior Sea Ea­gles sea­son is now over for all three teams af­ter the un­der 13s and un­der 15s lost their games last Satur­day in Mackay.

The un­der 13s were beaten in the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal against the Mackay City Hawks last Satur­day, who will now face off against the Mackay Saints in the grand fi­nal match this week­end.

Af­ter a slow start to the game, the Ea­gles came storm­ing home to nearly snatch vic­tory los­ing by only one point. This was by far the best team per­for­mance of the sea­son with ev­ery player hav­ing their best game.

The un­der 15s went down to a very pol­ished Saints team who were too big across the park for the younger Ea­gles. In a dis­ap­point­ing fin­ish to the sea­son the play­ers gave their all and showed signs of how good they will be in the fu­ture as a team and also in­di­vid­u­ally.

Jim Bar­nett has done a great job with the young­sters de­vel­op­ing their skill sets which have im­pressed all within the Mackay League.

The un­der 18s went down the week be­fore in the elim­i­na­tion fi­nal against the Saints. In a game that was de­scribed as the best ju­nior game all year the un­der­manned Ea­gles were gal­lant in los­ing by 3 points.

At the three quar­ter time break the Ea­gles were 7 goals down and head­ing into a strong breeze for the last quar­ter.

As has been the case all year with this group guts, courage and de­ter­mi­na­tion un­der­lined their per­for­mance to come back to within three points.

Ash Liebeck kicked four goals in the last quar­ter in a sen­sa­tional per­for­mance.

The 18s had five 14-year-olds in the team due to low num­bers and they all per­formed ex­tremely well.

FAST-PACED AC­TION: Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles player Brodie Jack­son gets away a kick his team's un­der 13 pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal again the Mackay City Hawks last Satur­day.

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