FOR the first few minutes of the Hamilton Kangaroos’ A grade team’s big test against reigning premier North Warrnambool, it appeared that the team which had risen like a phoenix from the ashes of 2013 would truly stamp its mark and reshape the thinking of the established powers of the competition.
But in an undefined moment, it was as if someone had flicked a light switch and the more assured Eagles calmly ripped the Kangaroos apart through the latter part of the first quarter and all through the second, to turn the match of the day into a non-event, winning by 21 goals.
Kangaroos coach Sara Byrne was very disappointed after the match and agreed that the key phrases for the Eagles were interceptions, precision passing and pressure.
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