EAGLES CONTINUE DOMINANCE OVER TIGERS

Published on: Apr 22 2018 | Author: Zac Milbank |

Woodville-West Torrens extended its winning streak against Glenelg to 11 after a comfortable 61-point victory at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval on Sunday.

The Eagles have not lost to the Bays since Round 11, 2012 and have now won their last seven matches in succession against the Bays at Oval Avenue.

And it looked to be a familiar story again in Round 4 of the Macca’s League when the former Tiger Jake Johansen booted the first two of his four goals in the first term which proved to be the difference at quarter time.

Glenelg responded to edge in front six minutes into the second term after consecutive majors to Josh Scott and Terry Milera.

But when former Magpie Tom Gray finished with ease just 10 minutes later, the Eagles were back in front by 19 points midway through the term.

Three set-shot misses in succession for the Bays proved costly in time-on when former Power ruckman Jarrad Redden marked in the goal square and opened up a defining 22-point margin for the hosts on the half-time siren.

Suddenly, the Tigers appeared deflated heading to the changerooms for the main change as their rivals boasted a spring in their step.

The perennial minor premier then went on with the job in the second half with little resistance from the visitors as BankSA rookie James Rowe continued to find plenty of the ball on debut to finish with 27 disposals.

Known for their even spread of contributors – particularly through the midfield – the Eagles had Chris Hall continuing to run hard into open space while Port recruit Louis Sharrad and diminutive Angus Poole did plenty of hard work in the clinches.

Promising Eagles teenager Jack Lukosius worked his way into the game in the second half, booting his three goals in a row during the final term to finish with 19 disposals, 11 marks and seven shots on goal.

Glenelg ultimately suffered from a lack of genuine contributors throughout the contest, with Josh Scott continuing to play himself into form as a virtual lone target in attack to collect 14 disposals, 12 marks and 3.4.

Round 3 Powerade Breakthrough Player Tom Schott backed up his performance with 29 disposals against the Eagles while Luke Reynolds showed he can cause damage playing up on a wing after registering 18 disposals, seven marks and a goal.

The Tigers will assess the fitness of former Collingwood bigman Jesse White after he spent the final term on the bench having copped a heavy knock to his back in a marking contest during the third term.

EAGLES  3.3  7.5  11.9  18.12 (120)

GLENELG  1.3  3.7  5.11  8.11 (59)

LEADING DISPOSALS – Eagles: Hall 30, Rowe 27, Sharrad 25, Stewart 22, Poole 21, Westbrook 19, Lukosius 18.

Glenelg: Schott 29, Motlop, Scharenberg 22, Reynolds, Hawkins 18, Curran 17.

GOALS – Eagles: Johansen 4, Lukosius, N. Hayes 3, Gray, J. Hayes 2, Thompson, Haylock, Sharrad, Redden.

Glenelg: Scott 3, Motlop, Koster, Reynolds, T. Milera, Hosie.

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