Dominant Eagles cruise into finals

CONTEST: Lock's Andrew Heath and United Yeelanna's Kade Dufek vie for the ball.Picture: Meryl Weetra.
CONTEST: Lock's Andrew Heath and United Yeelanna's Kade Dufek vie for the ball.Picture: Meryl Weetra.

Great Flinders football

United Yeelanna 24-18 (162) def Lock 1-2 (8)

United Yeelanna handed Lock a football lesson to the tune of 154 points.

Jericho opened the scoring, followed by Havelberg at full forward and within five minutes C. Carr added the Eagles third.

Half way through the quarter debutante colt Gerber kicked his first A grade goal despite the valiant attempts of Kelly, Heath, B. Brown and Tiller. 

Five forward entries for the Roos still saw them scoreless in comparison to the Eagles with 13 inside 50s for 6-6 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter the Eagles found the big sticks for six consecutive goals. 

L. Brown, Glover, Wright, Morton and Aguerre were doing plenty of running for the Roos, but they were hunted down mercilessly by Murnane, Skinner, Martin, Coombs and M. Crettenden. 

Seventeen minutes into the quarter the Roos finally made the scoreboard to the tune of two points. 

Amidst several points, the Eagles finished the quarter with another goal.

The third quarter continued in the same manner with the Eagles almost robotic in their precisely managed game. 

Havelberg continued to add to his bag, little Gerber added his second amongst others with Carr, Skinner, M. Crettenden and Watson racking up stats. 

B. Brown, Tiller, Heath and Sellen battled manfully with L. Brown and Morton working non stop midfield for the Roos only to see their forward entries foiled.

At 19-16 to 0-2 it was all over, bar the shouting, at the final change. 

Big Havelberg opened the scoring before L. Brown finally found the big sticks for the Roos’ solitary goal of the day.

The Eagles added another five for the quarter. 

Havelberg finished a great day on the park with 11 goals and best on ground. 

Coombs, Murnane, Skinner and Martin gave a polished display and M. Crettenden and C. Carr showed their leadership skills.

The football brain of young Levi Brown is a joy to watch, Heath and Kelly gave their all in defence and Morton with Aguerre provided run for the Roos.