In what can only be described as a titanic struggle between the Burnaby Eagles and West Coast Saints, the Eagles were able to pull out a one point victory on the last kick of the day. The game was played in perfect conditions at the "Hilton C G". At the conclusion of the game the goal umpires were required to get their calculators out to determine the final score as both teams were uncertain of the official score.
It was a great team effort from the Eagles squad as many players were thrown into new positions on the field. Captain Brad Ramano did a great job holding down the fullback position and last season B&F Steve "PM" Harper had an enthralling battle with Saints forward Chip.
After the game veteran players Gary Cooper and Colin Hilton were both diagnosed with mild doses of leather poisoning. Hilton in Eddie Betts like fashion was able to snag 3 crucial goals to keep the scoreboard ticking over.
Big men Connor and Dale battled all day in the ruck and around the ground against much taller opponents. Choco, J.C. and Jimmy Hoffa put their bodies on the line and won their fair share of contested possessions. Freemo, Robin, Pete Taylor and Justin also elected to strap on the boots even though they were all struggling with an assortment of debilitating aliments. Plugger and Morgs put their ample bodies to good use around the packs and made sure that if the Saints did get a possession they had certainly earned it.
Tickets Wakefield did a fantastic job coaching the team and kept the playing group focused on the task at hand. Two North Delta Juniors made their debut for the Eagles, both players made great contributions throughout the match and look certain to have a lot of senior footy ahead of them. Overall it was a great team effort
Best: Team Effort