The Eltham Turtles dusted off the off season cobwebs in style against the Northern Football League’s new boys Laurimar Power at Laurimer Reserve, Doreen on Thursday evening.
A big crowd was present for Laurimars first ever game and their early quarter presence was felt kicking the opening goal of the game and applying and abundance of pressure on the Eltham side. After the Turtles settled and started to work into their new game plan they have been working on over the pre-season the signs of a side that have played together for some years started to show. The Turtles pressure started to take control and with fierce tackling and superb ball movement through the midfield the Turtles piled on the next 5 goals to take a commanding lead at the first break.
Albeit a 6 quarter game and with no scoring, the Turtles new game style looked to be well rehearsed and their quick ball movement and early season skill seemed to raise eyebrows and impressing the early onlookers.
The Turtles official season commences in less than a month when they take on Prahran Assumption on April 8 and Eltham College Oval.