AFL Grand Final My Review (Eagles v Magpies)
This will go down as one of the best AFL Grand Finals in the history of the game. It was a tough and tight contest throughout the day with the margin not getting beyond twenty-nine points; the Magpies were ahead by this margin in the first quarter, which is remarkable considering the game was extremely close for the rest of the game.
Eagles Game Changers: Luke Shuey, Dom Sheed, Jeremy Mcgovern, Josh Kennedy
Magpies Game Changers: Taylor Adams, Tom Langdon
The contest was extremely tough early with the players from either side surrounding the ball and hunting the footy; the game was extremely contested. Travis Varcoe broke the deadlock with a clinical finish, Varcoe kicked the first goal of the contest. Despite the fact that the Eagles failed to get into the game early, Jeremy Mcgovern still managed to take some intercept marks. Jaidyn Stephenson was inspirational in the opening stages of the game, while Taylor Adams and Tom Langdon were prolific. The Magpies intensity and pressure was high; the Magpies led five goals to two at quarter time.
There were no goals early in the second term. Jordan De Goey kicked a cracking second goal from outside the fifty metre arc. Mark Hutchings managed to get the Eagles back into the contest. Tom Langdon was unbelievable for the Magpies. Luke Shuey got the Eagles well and truly back into the contest close to half time with the Eagles kicking two second quarter goals to the Magpies one.
Josh Kennedy nailed his second goal early in the third quarter. Mason Cox managed to kick his first of the day to give the Magpies a slight advantage on the scoreboard. Taylor Adams kicked an intelligent snap. Elliot Yeo put the Eagles in front for the first time in the game. At the end of an exciting third term the scores were level at three quarter time.
The Magpies scored two goals in the first minute of the final quarter. Nathan Vardy pegged the margin back to one goal. Mason Cox gave the Magpies a slight advantage, with his second goal of the AFL grand final, which gave the Magpies a two goal lead. The Eagles managed to fight back once again, with Dom Sheed giving them the lead; Sheed kicked a remarkable goal that ended being the last of the game and gave the Eagles victory by under a goal.