A Pink Day with A BIG WIN!
The Tigers NEAFL team had a comprehensive win over Sydney University last Sunday with a classy and dominant first half display.
An eight goal opening term paved the way for a commanding half time lead in front of a respectable crowd considering the early start of the match.
The Tigers first quarter was probably as good as you could expect from this young team. Will Griggs was outstanding as was Kaine Stevens who continues to play with strong purpose and endeavour in his second full year of senior grade football.
Toby Conroy is racking up the stats like no other.Up forward James Kavanagh posted 6 goals to take his tally to 26 for the year and the goal kicking lead in the Eastern Conference competition.
Brett Fruend took the field for his 100th Club appearance and played one of his best NEAFL games for the club. He posted four goals for his efforts.
The Tigers back-line also dominated with Andrew Swan enjoying his time back on the field after an injury riddled 2011. “Old timer” Roy Jaques is also having a stellar season along with Jeremy Kirkwood down back.
Sydney Uni adopted different tactics in the third term and held the Tigers to just one goal, posting four unanswered goals to make their score respectable at 3/4 time.
But once the final quarter was in motion the Tigers created plenty of opportunities to post another 5 goals for a strong win in front of the many Ladies in attendance for the Tigers PINK Day in support of Breast Cancer.
Queanbeyan 8 4 52 14 7 91 15 9 99 20 15 (135) Sydney Uni 2 1 13 3 3 21 7 5 47 8 7 (55)Queanbeyan Goal Kickers: J. KAVANAGH 6, B. Fruend 4, W. Griggs 2, T. Conroy 2, B. Klemke , P. Franchi , N. Kerlin , J. ATKINSON , D. Campbell , S. Jolliffe Best Players: A. Swan, T. Conroy, B. Fruend, S. Jolliffe, J. KAVANAGH, J. Kirkwood Sydney Uni Goal Kickers: P. Dugmore 5, A. Campbell 2, A. Lee Best Players: A. Campbell, P. Dugmore, C. Wells, M. Krochmal, C. Clarebrough, T. Barton
AFL Canberra Division 1
The reigning Premiers have really struck a tough draw this year with another loss against early premiership favourites Eastlake.
The Demons have a strong line up right across every line in their team defeating the Tigers by 12 points in an entertaining match.
Missed opportunities in front of goal robbed the home team of providing an upset on the day but nothing can be taken away from the visitors who proved too strong by the final siren.
The Tigers had some senior grade experience in their line up with Matt Liddle starting to find some of the form that has earned him 122 First Grade games to his credit.
Tom Hollis is another with plenty of senior grade games under his belt and it shows with his attack and endeavour at either end of the ground.
A feature of the match was the spectacular mark by Chase Grintell in the goal mouth. If this youngster could do this on a regular basis he would certainly push for a senior grade berth.
Ryan Price has also started to hit his straps but could earn a rest courtesy of the umpires for a late indiscretion.
In a quirk of the draw, the Tigers line up yet again against Belconnen for the third time already this year after just 7 rounds. There is a repeat of this Sundays game again a fortnight with a bye in between.
They have yet to defeat the Magpies in their previous two encounters. This match is on Saturday at Manuka Oval at 2.30pm
QUEANBEYAN 1 4 10 2 7 19 5 9 39 8 14 (62) EASTLAKE 2 2 14 6 5 41 9 6 60 11 8 (74)QUEANBEYAN Goal Kickers: C. GRIGGS 3, B. WATTS , C. Grintell , R. Price , M. Liddle , C. Walsh Best Players: M. Liddle, S. Kelly, T. Hollis, C. Walsh, R. Price, C. GRIGGS EASTLAKE Goal Kickers: T. Gray 3, X. McMahon 3, J. Johnson 2, C. SQUIRES 2, M. TUCKER Best Players: T. Gray, S. Kenny, X. McMahon, C. Sandison, N. BROPHY-WILLIAMS
Under 18 Rising Stars
The Tigers Rising Stars Under 18 Grade team were dealt three suspensions from their win the previous week against Ainslie.
Missing from the line up were talented youngsters James Armstrong, Mitch Price and Cody Haub after the tribunal found them guilty for varying reasons last Thursday evening.
For a team that remains unbeaten it was cruel blow coming into the match against Eastlake last Sunday.
The team also had a number of others missing but provided the Demons stiff opposition during the match. Eastlake to their credit also had a number of players absent.
The game went down to the final siren with a decision going against the Tigers in the last minute. The reversal of a strong mark in the goal square that would have earned the Tigers a goal (at the worst a point) resulted in the game being a draw.
It was a disappointing end to a good contest with the decision going against the Tigers for apparently “bad language” .
Justin Galloway played his second strong game in succession. The big fella has all the attributes of becoming a player of the future for the Tigers at senior grade level.
Johno Bowyer was again strong coming out of the back-line. His delivery and decision making is improving every week.
A couple of first year players in Sam Bowden and Norm Lembit are starting to make their mark while Graham Lennon played another consistent game.
Queanbeyan 0 1 1 5 2 32 7 3 45 7 7 (49) Eastlake 0 3 3 2 3 15 4 7 31 7 7 (49)Queanbeyan Goal Kickers: S. CAMP 4, G. LENNON 2, S. Lancaster Best Players: J. Galloway, J. Bowyer, S. Bowden, G. LENNON, N. LEMBIT, S. CAMP Eastlake Goal Kickers: T. CHAPMAN 2, B. CIUFFETELLI , T. Clowry , M. Smith , M. Ryan , M. Marinelli Best Players: A. Wilson, M. Ryan, H. Bryant, M. Spitzkowsky, S. Brown, T. CHAPMAN
Queanbeyan 0 0 0 2 0 12 2 0 12 3 0 (18) Belconnen 2 1 13 4 3 27 9 4 58 12 7 (79)Queanbeyan Goal Kickers: D. Harris 2, H. Dunn Best Players: D. Harris, E. Lewis, A. Murphy, K. Turner, H. Dunn, M. Hurley
The Tigerettes have gone down again, this time by 10 goals to Belconnen.
As has been the case this season the team mixed a good quarter with some ordinary ones and until it can learn to concentrate on playing four quarters of football won’t be able to challenge the stronger teams in this competition.
For the Tigerettes Em was fantastic again at full back, Irish had her best game for the year at Centre Half Back, Kodie tried very hard in the ruck, solo after JV went down early with an ankle injury after a promising start, and D made the most of limited opportunities up forward to kick a couple of clever goals in the second term.
The Tigerettes take on ADFA next Saturday at RMC Oval at 10am. With the NEAFL and Rising Stars having the bye it would be great to see some Yellow and Black at RMC this weekend!