Goalscorers; C. Pase x 3
The afternoon began as our young Eagles blasted through the sheds guns blazing. The start was much improved from the week before and it showed through the score line. Our front third dominating the opening play spearheaded by debutant Michael Tempone and speedy wingers Ryan Redfern and Chris Pase. Lead by Steven Di Grazia, the Eagles powered to a 2-0 lead early in the match as some classy play allowed Chris Pase to fill his boots and notch the brace. Some lacklustre defensive work allowed West Preston back into the game after a freakish goal from half way caught GK Andrew Ciurleo offline - credit where it's due. Pase was having none of it as he got on the end of a passing master class to score his first hat trick for the club.
That's where good news ended for our reserves as the rest of the match turned pear shaped. West Preston took advantage of Marcellin's continuous defensive and midfield errors and managed to capitalise accordingly. The day was capped off as Ryan Redfern was dismissed for dissent after a couple of dubious calls from the referee, in which included a penalty for the away side. West Preston running out winners 4-3 for the day. A big, big wake up call.