Eagles take Dogs

Battling out until the final siren: Collie Eagles player Travis Cleggett (9) races for the ball in the hard-fought league match against the Bunbury Bulldogs on the weekend. The Colts came away with a great win against 3rd spot on the premiership ladder Bunbury Bulldogs last weekend.
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The youngEagleskept their opposition goalless for 3 quarters with some excellent work in defence.

TheEaglesmidfield worked hard and delivered the ball to the forwards giving them plenty of opportunities to score.

Bunbury came back in the last quarter and outscored theEagles,but theEagleshad wrapped up the game and were outright winners on the day.

SCORE- CE- 5.14 (44) BUN- 2.17 (27).

GOALS- H Hall (2), D Biluta, J Davidson, A Parkin (1each). BEST- T DeAngelis, J Ramshaw, B Broomhead, L Reuben, K East, D Biluta.

The undermanned Reserves tried valiantly and stepped up to their opposition.

At the 1st break theEagleswere leading. The Bunbury side stepped up a knotch in the 2nd term and at the big break they were leading by a short margin.

TheEaglesat the 3rd break were behind on the scoreboard but it was still any ones game to take the win. Bunbury in the last term stepped up again and at the final siren took home the win.

SCORE- CE 4.7 (31) BUN 7.5 (47).

GOALS- M Tanner, J Mounsey, P Hollins, J Loxton (1 each). BEST- J Mounsey, M Tanner, J Jackson, B Roney, M Cain, A Griggs.

Last Sunday theEaglesLeague went a long way to cementing their place near the top of the ladder when they accounted for the Bunbury Bulldogs.

TheEaglesgot off to a flyer when Rhys Chappell and Cameron Davidson applied scoreboard pressure by kicking majors before the bulldogs got into gear.

Further goals to Davidson (2) rewarded the home side to go into the 1st break leading 5.2 to 1.1.

Paul Rinder, assisted by Reid Saunders, Kyle Shanahan ,Matt Blackford and Mat Michael kept the pressure on the visitors.

The 2nd term saw Bunbury kick with the aid of the breeze adding 3 goals for the term, while holding theEaglesgoalless to see the margin reduced to 5pts at the main break.

The game tightened as players realised the importance of the result. Goals became critical with neither side able to break into open space to create opportunities for their forwards.

Jake Rodgers, Corey Griggs, Travis Cleggett, Adam Bignell and Joel Mahar stepped up in the tight confines to allow Jayce Fontana and Saunders to extend theEagleslead, before an answering goal came from the boot of Blair Della Franca as theEagleswent to the last break leading 7.5 (47) to 5.4 (34).

The final term saw theEaglesapply the pressure with goals from Ray Daniels (2) and Davidson kicking his 4th major for the game.

A solid defence led by captain Matt Blackford held the visitors goalless for the term to allow theEaglesto run out winners by 30pts, 10.5 (65) to 5.5 (35).

GOALS- C Davidson (4), J Fontana R Daniels (2 each), R Saunders, R Chappell (1 each).

BEST- P Rinder, M Blackford, K Shanahan, J Rodgers, C Davidson, A Bignell.

Fixtures – Sunday 7th August-CollieEaglesV Eaton Boomers at Boyanup. Colts-10am, Reserves- 12.10 pm, League- 2,20pm

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