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Great Flinders Football League
& Great Flinders Netball Association

Eagles slay the young Magpies

The Eagles flexed their muscle at home against a young Ramblers outfit proving too strong across the ground and running out comfortable winners by just under 14 goals.

In perfect conditions for football, Yeelanna started the game strongly through Casey Carr, followed by a couple to Matt Cretty as the well oiled Eagles machine kicked in to gear. Stephen Crettenden took the game by the scruff of the neck as he piled on 4 majors on his own before Wes Bilney was able to stem the bleeding by kicking Ramblers first goal late in the quarter. It was all class form the Eagles as they took a commanding 7 goal lead in to the quarter time break.

The second started a little more evenly with 2 Crettenden goals from different sides – namely Matt and Tom as Ramblers pressure had increased. It was however short lived though as the Eagles midfield dominated proceedings to create further opportunities for the Crettenden brothers and Brayden Martin chimed in for one before Langley replied for the visitors.

The third quarter proved much of the same as Watson delivered perfectly to set up a Matt Cretty goal which he quickly backed up with another as Yeelanna took complete control of the game. To Ramblers credit they continued to fight bravely and kicked 3 goals in the back end of the quarter through Jesse Rule, Treloar and Wes Bilney to finish the quarter strongly, but the Eagles still maintained a match winning 13 goal lead.

The final quarter turned in to somewhat of an arm wrestle as neither side did much damage on the scoreboard kicking just 1 goal each for the term, but it was United Yeelanna on their home deck that proved far too strong on the day to continue their unbeaten start to season 22.

The Crettenden boys (Stephen & Matt) were outstanding all day and a constant threat up forward bagging 13 between them, Watson and Martin dominated the midfield, Jolly was his usual tough self and Luke Siviour had some good moments. For Ramblers none were better than youngster Lachlan Treloar in an impressive display, Kinglsey and Wes Bilney solid, and Langley and Modra gave them some run and carry throughout the game.

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