Eagles star has a day out
A HALF-FIELD effort from Nichols Medallist Beau O’Connell proved the difference and put Wanderers on top in a tight, bruising 10.12 (72) to 9.7 (61) win over a spirited Southern Districts side.
Eagles’ young gun and 2019-20 Nichols Medal winner O’Connell came in with intensity and was at the centre of everything great at Wanderers, with his service seeing the side to an early lead.
And it was him that Districts made sure to cover as they mounted their comeback, taking the lead at quarter-time with goals from Josiah Farrer and Tom Demamiel.
The Muk Muks found a slew of ascendancy back early in the second quarter, showing their speed and power through the midfield.
A brace from Stanley Tipiloura and a single from Jarred Erlandson showed the Wanderers’ intent to get their season off to a winning start.