The Murrumbateman Eagles continued their streak defeating the Woden Blues 13.5.83 to 4.6.30 over the weekend on July 9 in Round 14 of the Canberra Times Fourth Grade Men’s competition.

Eagles coach Brent Fraser said the team knew Woden would come out strong on Saturday after their first loss to Murrumbateman in Round 1.

“We definitely showed them a lot of respect, but it was good to go on and get the bloody win that’s for sure.”

Brent said the match was a physical encounter with consistent effort across all four quarters.

In particular, the coach mentioned that Mark Graeme played well in the back pocket throughout the match.

“The back line definitely stood up,” Brent said. “The back line was pretty much our key to that day they were strong.”

Other key players on the day include Dane Miller, Matthew Walls, Jake Prince, Cameron Evans, and Matthew Bell.

“It was a great day for footy and [the Woden Blues] is a great club, it was really a good game.”

“I was very pleased with the way that we went about it, to beat such a good opposition.”

Hopefully there will be a repeat of the sunny winter’s day this Sunday, July 17 when the Eagles face the Molonglo Juggernauts at the Stirling District Playing Fields in Canberra at 12:30pm.

The Eagles have been taking the season one week at a time this year remaining at the top of the ladder throughout with only one close loss to the Yass Roos in Round 3.

“Any team on their day can pretty much upset anyone,” Brent said. “It’s a pretty open field at the moment.”

“Obviously, coming into the last few rounds we just don’t take anyone for granted.”

“It’s so close to the finals, as well so whether it’s Yass, whether it’s Molonglo, or whoever it is, it’s just another week.”

The following week Murrumbateman face off against Yass, who sits close behind them on the ladder. The not-to-miss game will be important for both teams and while Yass have the home ground advantage at Joe O’Connor Park Murrumbateman will be looking to make up for their Round 3 loss.

Brianna O’Rourke