A fast finishing Hills Eagles have defeated Sydney University by nine points in their Round 21 NEAFL clash at Bruce Purser Oval on Saturday afternoon.
The Students led by four points at quarter time and halftime, but a five goal third quarter for the Eagles set them on their path for victory.
Down by 13 points at three-quarter time, Sydney Uni never gave up, but were unable to claw their way back.
The final score was 14.11-95 to 13.8-86.
Sydney University Coach Daniel Gilmore was expecting more from the team after growing accustomed to some more cohesion between the forward line and midfielders.
“The midfield had some great tackle and running pressure, along with overall good competition throughout the game,” said Gilmore.
“Unfortunately the forwards were unable to convert and compete inside the forward 50 in support of the good work from the midfield.”
The Eagles performed strongly in a clash where the Students had chances their chances to pick up a win against their cross town rivals.
“The Hills Eagles were cleaner with their foot skills and their experience kept them in the game while our senior players needed to step up after making some poor errors” explained Gilmore.
“However, we walk away firmly understanding where we are at as a group, and improvement will come from within if we apply ourselves for longer.”
The Students next face the top of the table Sydney Swans reserves this weekend in what will be their last game of the season.
The Swans are coming off the back of a confidence boosting 65 point win over the UWS Giant and will be looking for another victory before they head into the finals.
SUANFC encourages all supports to head to the SCG on Sunday for an 11:40am bounce down.