The Murrumbateman Eagles defeated the Molonglo Juggernauts 22.18.150 to 1.3.9 on Sunday, July 17 at Stirling Oval in Round 14 of the Fourth Grade comp.

Murrumbateman was in the lead from the start buzzer 6.6.42 – nil before increasing their lead in the second quarter as Molonglo managed to score their first and only goal of the match ending halftime at 11.11.77 to 1.0.6.

The Eagles scored nearly 30 further points in the third quarter as the Juggernauts managed to score three behinds pushing the score to 14.16.100 to 1.3.9. In the final quarter, the Eagles didn’t hold back despite their heavy lead scoring another 50 points.

Brent Ford, Samuel Ryan-Baker, Matthew Bell, Blake Hourn, Tim Drage, and Cameron Hourn were all marked as some of the Eagle’s best players in the match.

With just two rounds left in the 2022 season Murrumbateman is taking on Yass on July 23 at 2pm at Joe O’Connor Park. 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.

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,” Coach Brent Fraser 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.”

Lastly, in Round 16 the Eagles face off against the Bateman’s Bay Seahawks on July 30 at Murrumbateman Oval.

Brianna O’Rourke