(Glenelg v Eagles, Glenelg Oval, 10 April 2021)
The Bays shook off their first round sluggishness in taking on the reigning premier on a cool, blustery late Saturday afternoon. Morning rain had been mopped up by the breeze, so there was no real excuse for a return for great effort of 1 goal nine points late in the first half. Still, the Eagles were struggling as well and by the last few minutes, Luke Reynolds goaled, with the visitors up by a solitary point at half time.
As the skies darkened, Glenelg’s endeavour began to be matched by its aim. An 11 goal to 6 second half saw the Tigers post a fine win, leaving them 3rd behind other unbeaten sides Norwood and South. Luke Partington, Matthew Snook, D’Arcy Bailey and Brett Turner gave us drive in attack, the Defence was sound as ever, and Lachlan Hosie and Reynolds posted 3 goals each, and Marlon Motlop 2. Cooper Horsnell snapped a goal in the last quarter to mark a memorable league debut, and Liam McBean iced the game with a late goal. The Eagles kept at it all day and are a pretty slick unit to boot, so this was a good win to notch in the belt. Early days though.Glenelg 13.13 (91) d. Eagles 9.8 (62)