Record score for the Eagles

NEW Norfolk had three big wins over Triabunna at the weekend and may have set a new record score in the process. The Eagles’ total of 276 points surpasses the 265 scored against Brighton at Boyer Oval on 26 April 26, 2009, which Wikipedia describes as the current record score.

The seniors inflicted a 247-point loss on the Kangaroos and the tally would have been higher, had 36 other scoring shots not been off-centre. Scores were New Norfolk 40.36 (276) to Triabunna 4.5 (29). Best for New Norfolk were B. Booth, B. Carver, R. Belcher, P. Ross, S. Bonnitcha and N. Ross, while the goals were scored by B. Booth 10, R. Belcher 6, S. Bonnitcha 5, N. Ross 5, B. Carver 5, R. Martin 4, T. Cleary 2, L. Joseph, J. Kelly, B. Lovell.

The margin was the same in the reserve match, with the Eagles seconds having their own 247-point win over Triabunna, which managed only one minor score for the day. New Norfolk 36.32 (248) d Triabunna 0.1 (1). Best for New Norfolk were M. Bearman, P. Jelkic, S. Rogers, C. Ransley, R. Tebb and T. Bligh. Goal-scorers were C. Ransley 8, M. Bearman 8, P. Jelkic 5, S. Rogers 3, R. Tebb 2, L. Harris 2, B. Hall 2, R. Garth, T. Bligh, T. Wright, L. Booth, J. Benson and C. Tomlin.

In the first match of the day, the Eagles colts defeated the Triabunna thirds by 109 points, New Norfolk 20.18 (138) to Triabunna 4.5 (29). Best for New Norfolk were D. Huxley, J. Wallner, B. Wakefield, K. Parker and J. Wickham, while the goals were scored by B. Coppleman 6, J. Walsh 3, J. Wallner 3, T. Youd 2, N. Lester 2, N. Coy, N. Wakefield, B. Wakefield and L. Menzie.

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