Battle of the birds

BIG WIN: Justin Tiller, of Broughton-Mundoora, slips away from Jamestown-Peterborough's Greg Farr. Photo: Meg Roberts.
BIG WIN: Justin Tiller, of Broughton-Mundoora, slips away from Jamestown-Peterborough's Greg Farr. Photo: Meg Roberts.

It was a match between the Eagles and Magpies that started as anyone’s game, but as it went on, the Eagles become a force to be reckoned with and left the Mapgies high and dry, 20.14-134 to 4.6-30. 

The Mapgies, currently at the bottom of the ladder came out with their eyes on the prize and booted a goal and a point before the first siren. Yet this effort was nothing to match the Eagles who in just the first quarter, tripled the score of the Mapgies, leaving them far behind. 

The second quarter saw the Eagles take flight, clipping the wings of the Mapgies and kicking an additional five goals and seven points against the backline. The Mapgies struggled and only saw one goal and one point push through to take the half time score to 2.2-14 to 7.9-51. 

The Mapgies came out in the second half with the intentions to see their score increase and although it was not to their expectations, they managed to put another goal and two points on the board. But as predetermined in the first quarter, the Mapgies became the prey of the Eagles, as they booted six goals and three points to take them to a 67-point lead at three quarter time. 

There was no battle to be won in the final quarter as that had already been won at the start. The Eagles had their biggest lead above at the final siren, with a comfortable 104 points. Hayden Paech was a stand out for the Eagles with 5 goals, followed by Thomas Wheelen on 3.