Eagles hit winning form
AFTER last week’s disappointing l oss t o Euroa, t he Eagles have managed to come back out on top and bag another victory.
“We had a good win,” coach Cam Hotton said.
“We started off really well in the first quarter, coming into the break with a 22 point lead.”
The lead was strengthened by Jamie Sheahan who booted two goals in the first quarter upon return from his ankle injury.
Stand out performances were seen across the field from many of the players, with Ashraff Davies continuing on with last week’s good form, while Lachey Christopher and ruckman Jacob Howes were also in fine form.
“They had a really good one,” said Cam.
“It was good to see some positive changes after a hard game last week and a loss the week before.
“I’m glad t hat we’ve regained momentum.”
The boys’ determination and desire for a win was seen all throughout the game, right into the fourth quarter where Benalla attempted to come out in front.
“In the fourth quarter, we managed to bottle up and hang on to the lead we had,” said Cam.
“We could have been more goals ahead, but I’m still very pleased with the win.
“We had a few flat spots that allowed Benalla to gain ascendency on us, but it didn’t stop us.”
Heading into next weekend’s clash against Echuca, Cam f eels confident i n t he boys’ abilities.
“It’d be good to knock them off sixth position on the ladder,” said Cam.
“We will have to make sure we fight hard and apply pressure like we did this week.”
The seniors will be ensuring that they are ready for the game during their preparations at their weekly training session.
“It’s hard to get motivation at training in this weather,” said Cam.
“I want to increase their workload and freshen them up for the tail end of the season.”
MUDDY: Jamie Sheahan kicking one of his goals through the mud.