Young Eagles lose close encounter

IN a close encounter at Sorell today the New Norfolk Under 14s went down to Sorell by five points. New Norfolk led at every change and at the start of the final quarter held a handy 13-point lead. However the determined Sorell never gave up, kicking 3.4 to New Norfolk’s four behinds to snatch the game with just minutes to play.

Hayden Smith continued to show what he can do, crumbing the pack, in and under, he did it all. Co-captain Jordan Eiszele again put on a great show of skill and poise. His consistency week in, week out is a real credit. Josh Whitford-Marriott continues to find space kicking two goals while Daniel Browning is starting to find his feet in the backline with some fine marks.

Hayden Bielleman kicked two goals and Charlie Stewart showed his strength with a great goal in the third quarter, while Josh Raspin and Zoe Thurston kicked one each. Brodie Wilton’s snap from the pocket was the goal of the day.

The next game is at Cadbury #1 against Claremont, starting at noon on Sunday. White shorts are to be worn. Also, a reminder that the Father-Son Breakfast is on this Saturday at the New Norfolk District Football Clubrooms, 8am for 8.30, see you all there.

WADE GLEESON

Scores – Sorell 9.9 (63) d New Norfolk 8.10 (58)
Best – New Norfolk: Hayden Smith, Jordan Eiszele, Joshua Whitford-Marriott, Daniel Browning, Hayden Bielleman, Charlie Stewart; Goals – New Norfolk: Hayden Bielleman 2, Joshua Whitford-Marriott 2, Joshua Raspin, Charlie Stewart, Zoe Thurston, Brodie Wilton.

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