Students continue to climb NEAFL ladder

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Another strong four quarter performance from Sydney University has seen the Students ground the previously high-flying Ainslie in a thrilling Ladies Day NEAFL encounter on Saturday afternoon at Sydney University Oval No. 1.

Both sides created enough goal scoring opportunities, but it was the Students accuracy in front of the sticks that allowed them to pull off a giant upset against one of the strongest teams in the competition – 17-9-111 to 9-15-69.

Since the club’s round seven bye Sydney University’s kicking accuracy and competitiveness across the full four quarters has dramatically improved, which has allowed the Students to pick up two consecutive victories against Tuggeranong and Ainslie.  

Sydney Uni have now skipped past Tuggeranong and Hills Eagles to sit seventh on the NEAFL ladder; however a good win against Eastlake this weekend could see them move up fifth.

SUANFC High Performance Manager Tom Ayton has seen first hand how the Students have pulled together as a team in recent weeks. “We had positives all around this weekend with a great turn out for Ladies Day followed by a fantastic post match function at Marly Bar”, said Ayton.  I am really happy with how we are gelling as a group; however we can’t get ahead of ourselves.”

While the team has played well in recent weeks they will need to be wary of a fresh Eastlake team, who are coming off the back of their own bye last weekend. The Students will be looking to for a third straight victory this weekend after going down to Eastlake by 37 points back in April. “We will look to extract some revenge on Eastlake who comprehensively outplayed us in Sydney in round four”, said Ayton.

The Students take on Eastlake on Saturday at 2pm at Star Track Oval, Canberra.