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5 from 5 for the first time this Season.

The Tigers won five from five at the weekend with most games being won convincingly. The exception being the Men’s 1st Grade which battled hard to

The club also had the chance to send off our beloved Chapo Scotty Minchin with the 5 wins, who due to work commitments will miss the remainder of season 2019! We thank “El Chapo” for everything he has done for the club and can’t wait to have him back soon.

Tigerettes Reserve Grade

In perfect conditions on Saturday the Tigerettes Reserve Grade played Eastlake at Kingston Oval.  Although slow out of the blocks, the youthful Tigerettes gained the ascendancy in the final quarter to post 7 goals to run out comfortable winners by 105 points. Up forward the Morgan Margosis posted 6 goals, two beauties in the opening term from the far pocket. Liv Straker was at her very best producing an outstanding game on the eve of her trip overseas for the next month.

The Tigerettes are currently second on the ladder with a top of the table clash at Allinsure Park against the Riverina Lions sure to drag a strong contingent of Tiger followers to the game on Saturday 15 June at 2pm.

Eastlake Demons

Goal Kickers: C. Eaton Best Players: C. Gordon, K. Fessey, Z. Langtry, K. McKinnon, C. Stuart, C. Eaton

Queanbeyan Tigers

Tyler Collins played his 50th Club Game last weekend.

Goal Kickers: M. Margosis 6, O. Straker 4, S. Dal Santo 2, L. Watson 2, J. Shea, C. Hamilton, C. McCarthy-Partridge Best Players: O. Straker, M. Margosis, L. Watson, C. McCarthy-Partridge, K. Dobing, J. Bardsley

Tigers Men’s 1st Grade

It was never going to be easy against a very improved Gungahlin Jets on Sunday at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval. The Jets have been extremely competitive in 2019 and with the addition of a few quality Canberra Demons players they pushed the Tigers to the final siren, the visitors eventually posting a 36-point victory.

The game was in the balance until the final five minutes with a couple of late goals to the Tigers blowing out the final score. Gungahlin Coach John Love was extremely pleased with his charges as their gradual improvement this season is sure to worry a few teams later in the season.

In the visitors change rooms the mood for a winning game was the complete opposite, with most (in particular the Coach) knowing full well they will need to improve if they are to be a true contender come finals.

Regardless, there were positive performances to come from the game. Matt Grocott was a dominate force up forward posting 4 goals and being a target each and every time the ball went forward.  Liam Greenwell played close to his best game to date for the Tigers with Captain Josh Bryce being inspirational with his attack on the footy at all times.

Several players in the Tigers Reserve Grade are sure to push for selection after the bye this weekend. The Tigers next game will be against

Gungahlin Jets

Goal Kickers: R. Corbett 4, S. Tonkes 2, L. Martin, M. Sheldon Best Players: L. Martin, M. Hambleton, M. Sheldon, I. Taylor, R. Corbett, A. Kinasch

Queanbeyan Tigers

Goal Kickers: M. Grocott 4, T. Clowry, J. Bryce, T. Conroy, C. Palombi, B. Lagana, L. Squire, J. Simpson, P. Slater Best Players: L. Greenwell, J. Bryce, M. Grocott, A. Page, C. Palombi, L. Highfield

Tigers Men’s Reserve Grade

The Tigers took the field against a depleted Gungahlin Jets combination and dominated proceedings from the outset. The Tiger had 14 goal kickers with Marcus Lawrence and Jack Carroll-Tape posting 8 and 5 goals respectively.

Both are former 1st Grade Premiership players for the Club and due to work, holidays and injury have commenced the season in Reserve Grade but based on their performances last weekend, that could change in the foreseeable future.

Great to see James Huntley take the field after an extended stay on the sidelines. Newcomer Tom Flight has also had an extended stay on the sideline due to knee surgery and made the best of his opportunities. General Morshead, Kyle Doherty, Captain Gisik and Mitch Price also deserve mention.

Gungahlin Jets

Best Players: A. Dudley, S. Durdin, J. Maes, B. Martyn, N. Sheldon, C. Davies

Queanbeyan Tigers

Goal Kickers: M. Lawrence 8, J. Carroll-Tape 5, J. Huntley 2, A. Bowyer 2, W. Morshead 2, t. flight 2, M. Price, C. Taylor, S. Kyle, B. Gisik, K. Doherty, H. Straker, A. Lawder, H. McKenzie Best Players: J. Carroll-Tape, M. Lawrence, W. Morshead, K. Doherty, B. Gisik, S. Kyle

Monica McGrath played her 50th Club Game last weekend

Tigerettes 1st Grade

The Tigerettes posted one of their highest scores since being promoted to 1st Grade. In fact, the score is the history of the Tigerettes in either grade.  It was a comprehensive win for this very talented combination. Jessica Stramandinoli and Lexi Hamilton posted 9 and 8 goals respectively up forward the ball being well delivered by Ella Ross and Captain Carly Res. Megan Godfrey dominated her position whilst also chiming in for a well-deserved 3 goals.

To their credit, the Gungahlin Ladies never gave in and were praised for their efforts after the match in the now familiar group huddle by both teams at the final siren. The Jets suffered an unfortunate injury in the final term and although the game continued there was much concern on the sideline until an ambulance arrived. A huge thank you to the Tigers Medical team that assisted the process of stabilizing and assisting throughout. The Jets player reportedly recovered and was discharged from hospital that evening.

Tigers Under 18 Grade Rising Stars

The Tigers were concerned mid-week of not having enough numbers to field a competitive team for their clash against Gungahlin Jets. A loss would see the Tigers drop out of finals contention at this early stage of the season. In addition, Coach Clifton would be away sunning himself in Fiji!!!

On the day however, the Jets were in a similar position with a few injuries and players being unavailable.

The Tigers came out on top to post 65 point victory in the early game at Gungahlin Oval under Assistant Coach Kane Cawse.

Up forward Captain and goal kicker Jack Manners posted another 5 quality goals but he was well served by the likes of Jahrod Foley and Lachy Brennan. It’s a fantastic effort from Lachy who although working in the area, travels home to Batemans Bay each week before traveling back to play in the Tigers Under 18 Grade team. Ben Purdon was excellent in the back line alongside Hugh Clark and the hard-hitting Ben Thurling.

With a bye this weekend there will be much anticipation for their match against Tuggeranong at Greenway on Sunday 15 June – the team they are vying for in a race for the final spot in the four at this stage.

Gungahlin Jets

Goal Kickers: J. Thorpe 2, B. Jones 2, J. Kemp Best Players: O. Langshaw, B. Hardy, B. Holloway, J. Thorpe, L. Lawrence, T. Withers

Queanbeyan Tigers

Goal Kickers: J. Manners 5, J. Fahey 3, J. Armstrong 2, J. Foley, J. Jackson-Pomare, H. Thompson, A. Sergi Best Players: J. Foley, J. Manners, L. Brennan, B. Purdon, B. Thurling

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