What was billed as Match of the round by many in the Big game saw a huge crowd turn out to see Tigers take on the Goannas who were both undefeated heading in to the 2.20pm time slot.
The earlier games saw the young tigers battle out an epic battle , never in front all day, they worked their way back into it and came away with a hard fought deserved win to see them sitting on top after 3 rounds. B. Myers had a quite first half but showed his skill set and cool head to steer the boys home in a BOG effort. S. McGowan and J. Jenkins, again in the best helping hold the Goannas to ZIP goals in the second half J. Mannell, M. Wadley and L. Gooden were the other award winners and started the day off in fine fashion for the club. Some great passages of play for those down early
The Magoos had a quality side on paper but had to put all together if they were to come out on top against a solid Mango outfit who came to Robbo to play. But as the saying goes, “ it was all over before it started “ rang true with the boys blowing Mango of the park with a 6 SNAG opening term to put the game to bed early really. Old timer Matt Noonan who got a lazy 7 big ones deserves a mention, but it was the run of the younger brigade P. Harrington, & N. Angel, were spotted on most parts of the ground all day. Carter Lovell had more speed than a supped up cab in Brussels whilst S. Lucas, Louis Beard, and Nath Cooke are all pushing real hard for Senior selection as soon as a door is opened. Knock Knock Mr selector! …some quick stats – 33 scoring shots to 12 and a 100 plus margin. Day out was had. Good work by all
As eluded to , the Seniors was Match of the DAY, but by half time, the game was nearly out of touch for the visiting side with the Tiger brigade taking a SIX goal lead into the main break. Young gun Patty O’ Connell was the pick out of a group that had many many contributors on the day. Jackpot Kelly continued his fine form and found a bit of it. Rob Tuohey and Johnny Buchanan combined to put 8 big boys on the board between them. Special mention to our own human Palm Tree ‘Brad Graham’ who had one of his best games , rucked and ran all day . Camby Lovell played like a man possessed after a week off and relished the roll ( pardon the pun ) of shutting down a key forward for them. Coach Campbell was like a ‘mini digger’ all arvo in and under most packs, with the final box of chocolates being handed out to pocket rocket Jake Gaynor who is a dead set pain in the bum for most opposition sides. A good solid 60 odd point win to see us sitting top of the Ladder after three tough games.
This week we face cross town rivals Turvey Park who have lower3ed our colours in the past when not expected!! Let’s turn up and play the Tiger way in all grands of Netty and Football
Overall Saturday against Mangoplah at home saw some good results with four of our five teams coming home with the points. C Grade played well with some great play by Jess Wakefield in her attacking role. B grade were outplayed and unable to stop the attacking combination of Mangoplah, however, Bridget Robertson worked hard defending with Bree Picciolo shooting well on the day. A Reserve had to work hard for their win. The game was close at every quarter and a late surge of points in the final quarter put them under pressure but they managed to hold on to the end. The centre court combinations worked tirelessly with Kate Roberts, Hennie Inglis and Josie Daniher combining well. A Grade pulled together some great passages of play to outplay Mango in the end. After being down by 1 point at quarter time some smart play by Anna Ryan and Rachael Addison in the centre court saw us move forward and set ourselves up for a good run home. Jess Allen performed well with Bridget Webster in defence applying pressure for a full sixty minutes.