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Tight win for the Whittlesea Eagles

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The North Central Review
The North Central Review
The North Central Review is an independently owned newspaper publishing company based in Kilmore that is responsible for publishing two community newspapers each week, covering communities within the Mitchell Shire

The Eagles held on to finish the day with a thrilling three point win against Thomastown on Saturday.

The team took to the field with three of its star players showcasing remarkable achievements in their playing careers with the Eagles.

Paul Higgins played his 150th senior game and Josh Eid and Curtis Taplin each playing their 100th game.

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“We couldn’t be prouder to have such talented, loyal and committed clubmen in the blue and gold,” Coach Garry Ramsay said before the game.

Whittlesea were quick off the mark with a convincing goal two minutes into the first term. It took Thomastown a while to respond with their first goal midway through the quarter.

Determined kicking in the opening term turned the game into a high pressure event for both sides with the Eagles notching up seven goals to Thomastown’s four.

Whittlesea dominated the second quarter with four goals. However, Thomastown held on to record an 18 point lead at the main break.

As the third term opened it became obvious that Whittlesea’s tenacity really shone through as they refused to succumb to adversity, rallying in with their signature “never say die” attitude despite Thomastown clocking up the first four goals of the quarter.

Whittlesea was quick to respond with the next five goals.

“It’s moments like these that truly showcase the grit and determination that define a team’s character,” Ramsay said.

The third quarter closed in an absolute thriller with the scores even at 76 points each. The game at this stage was anybody’s

The game had become incredibly dynamic with momentum shifting back and forth throughout the game to date.

The situation was clearly electrifying for the supporters on both sides to witness in the close contest.

Goals were scarce in the final term with both sides recording one each. Whittlesea’s final goal came three minutes before the final siren. Thomas town answered with a behind and the Eagles sealed the game with two behinds with only seconds to go.

The final score saw the Eagles come out winners be three points 13. 9 (87) to Thomastown’s 12, 12 (84).

Best on the day were Deakin Tennant, Lucas Hobbs, Xavier Dimasi, Thomas Falls, Mitchell Andrews and Taidhg Bland.

Next week the Eagles take on Lower Plenty ant the Lower Plenty Oval.

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