Football: winning weekend for Ellenbrook Eels


Captain Matt Craig leads his team on to the field, well supported by junior players.
Captain Matt Craig leads his team on to the field, well supported by junior players.

ELLENBROOK Eels sides enjoyed four wins across all grades on Saturday, with the league team convincing over a tough Manning side.

The first two quarters were fairly even, with both sides going goal for goal up to the major break.

A stirring address by coach Justin Wood helped the team to focus and this showed with immediate results on the scoreboard.

The 42-point win has cemented the team in third place on the ladder leading into next week’s home game against fifth-placed Piara Waters.

Reserve grade secured top place with a 168-point win.

Third grade beat Swan Valley by 67 points and the colts played exceptional football, downing the Cobras by 70 points.

The club as a whole is travelling exceptionally well both on and off the field and offers players of all abilities the chance to play football.

This has also now included the introduction of a women’s team, who played their first game on Sunday.

“Continuous growth and climbing the grades is our focus” club president Andrew Coxall said.

“We are now a six-team club, which is a credit to all who are involved.”

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