Football: Ellenbrook Eels bounce back against Dianella Morley

Ellenbrook Eels league win despite muddy conditions on the weekend.
Ellenbrook Eels league win despite muddy conditions on the weekend.

Ellenbrook Eels bounced back strongly on the weekend with four wins across four grades, with only two games remaining in the season proper. Now sitting in third position on the ladder, Ellenbrook face off against a strong second place side Dianella Morley. Backline specialist Mark Norton said the display of teamwork from the side this year had been huge.

“The run and teamwork throughout the side is a standout this year and the results are showing on the scoreboard,” he said.

The 51-point win on the muddy surface was always going to be hard to play on but, best on ground Brad Pleysier adapted to the conditions early with an exceptional performance across the ground.

Reserve grade managed a close win by just getting over the line in the last few minutes with a 7-point win. Colts take another win that locks in third place with a 13-point win against Forrestdale. Colts are continuously improving as we move towards another tough finals campaign.

Third grade managed another great win against ECU taking the 58-point win and securing third place on the ladder.

The league side also supported a young local in Luke Cotellessa who did the coin toss and joined the side during their game preparation. Luke’s initiative, Luke’s boots for the outback, has been well supported not only by Ellenbrook Eels but also by the wider community, family and friends that go around collecting used boots and then donate them back to underprivileged kids in the outback.