Eagles U18s travelled to Loughborough to play Charnwood in a U18s Premier north match up. Eagles missing some of their top scorers due to injuries . Charwood opened up the scoring but the eagles kept pace for the entire first quarter, quickly breaking down and their press and kept within striking distance.
The second quarter saw Charwood try to pull away by dominating the offensive glass. A few mistakes on the eagles team saw the eagles down by 14 points at the half, going into the locker room.51-37.
In the third quarter, the home team opened up with 9-0 run which forced the Eagles to call a time out.foul trouble from Linsley and Riley forced some substitutions as the home team called upon the depth of their bench to widen the gap in scores .
In the 4th quarter Eagles were trailing from behind and with 2 of its main scorers in foul trouble , add to this the home team put on a shooting display with a .
Coach Calvin said “We knew this game was going to be tough, despite the score, I think we had a better performance week on week. The depth of the players on both teams bench is what was the deciding factor. Our main area of concern was our 3rd quarter where we were out scored by 30 -8 and foul trouble aided in the home team pulling away in the 3rd. ”