Monday, August 22, 2016

Eagles lose nail-biter in SFL Round 20

SFL Round 20 Report
Provided by SFL League Management

Brighton 9.8 (62) defeated New Norfolk 9.7 (61)
The Robins defeated the Eagles in a thriller of a game on Saturday, pushing the Eagles back into fourth position on the ladder with only one round left to play for this year's SFL finals series.

The first quarter finished with New Norfolk in the lead by three points. Both teams were putting up a strong fight and showing their determination to win. The second quarter was much the same: the score was constantly changing and both teams were taking turns of being in front. By half-time the Eagles were five points ahead.

After half-time both teams came out primed and ready to secure themselves a win, but the Robins came back that little bit stronger and started to move ahead of the Eagles. By the end of the third quarter the teams had switched positions and the Robins now led the Eagles by four points.

The final quarter was an absolute thriller to watch, the teams were battling hard to come out on top and the lead was constantly changing with each new goal kicked. It was a close game but the Robins managed to score just before the siren leaving them 1-point ahead to win the match.

Callen Daly led the way for the Robins managing to score three goals, followed by Luke Adams and Wade Booth with two each. For the Eagles, Michael Thompson, Blair Wardlaw and Jacob Wigg scored two each.

The win for the Robins moved them up to the sixth position on the ladder, equal with Huonville, while the loss for the Eagles moved them out of the top three and into fourth position.

The Robins played well in all three games played on Saturday. In the Reserves they had a 25-point win while in the Under 18s they played a ripper of a game to win by 100 points.


Lindisfarne 17.21 (123) defeated Dodges Ferry 10.6 (66)
After an even opening quarter the Two Blues shot forward and now sit one win away from an unbeaten roster season. Dodges Ferry, on the other hand, remains anchored at eighth on the ladder. Lindisfarne came out with wins in both the Reserves and the Colts again this week.


Cygnet 25.15 (165) defeated Hobart 14.9 (93)
A big win for Cygnet secured them a spot in the top three for the upcoming finals. This massive win was brought on by a huge effort from forward Ben Halton who kicked 11 goals. In the Reserves the Tigers came out on top with a 24-point win, while in the Under 18s Southern Storm scored a massive 101-point win.

BYE: Sorell, Claremont, Huonville.

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