Another Loss to the NEAFL team
The Sydney Swans Reserves have moved to the top of the NEAFL Eastern Conference ladder with a comprehensive win over the Tigers at the SCG last Saturday evening.
The Tigers could not match the speedy brigade of players from the harbour city side who produced a clinical display of fast flowing football capitalised by Jesse White who was prominent in their forward line posting ten goals.
Although the score indicates the Swans dominated proceedings throughout the game that was not the state of play with the Tigers holding their own for long periods during the game only to be over run by short stints of controlled by the Swans who posted multiple goals during that time.
The Tigers lacked fire power up forward without James Kavanagh (injured) and Ryan Quade (illness).
Although Ben Klemke provided a strong target, the ball was repeatedly rebounded with a fast flowing Swans backline that continually ran the ball the length of the ground.
Overall there were some good efforts particular from youngster Sam Jensen who fought valiantly in the backline during the last half. Matt Liddle continues his fine form of 2013 much to the delight of his vocal fan club in the spacious confines of the SCG.
A goalless first half is a first for a very long time for the Tigers but they certainly showed tremendous character after half time to match the Swans for long periods.
The Tigers have a bye in the NEAFL competition this weekend before playing Werribee Tigers in the FOXTEL Cup on Tuesday evening in Melbourne. The Club is hopeful of having number of players back from injury etc including Captain Ryan Quade, James McCabe and Matt Cavedon.
Goal Kickers: J. White 10, D. Robinson 2, J. Weir 2, Y. Jaffer-Williams 2, H. Marsh , J. Dunn , J. Lloyd , D. Gilbert , T. Mitchell , S. Wray , J. Lamb Best Players: J. White, T. Mitchell, J. Lloyd, A. Brown, D. Hadden, J. Weir
Goal Kickers: W. Griggs 2, K. Stevens , M. Liddle , J. Atkinson Best Players: M. Liddle, S. Jensen, S. Jolliffe, B. Klemke, K. Stevens
Under 18 Grade Rising Stars
Under 18 Grade Rising Stars
The Tigers Under 18 Grade team had to fight off a strong Marist 1st half during which they led by five goals at one stage before overpowering them to gain an impressive win at home against the college. Early in the second quarter the game look lost before Jason Taylor took over with a disciplined controlled and hard fought game with the Captain leading the way for some inspirational goals to be kicked by the likes of Tim Shea, Ethan Callender, Marcus Lawrence and Sam Adams.
Speaking of inspirational, a goal posted by Cody Haub from 65 out against a slight breeze (out of a pack of players) really shows the quality of this youngster. Scott Lancaster is growing in confidence and is another who has the ability to turn a game when required. And yet another youngster – Jeramey Edwards is showing his talents as he develops as a younger age player in this grade.
Goal Kickers: T. Shea 5, M. Lawrence 3, E. Callender 3, S. Adams 2, C. Haub 2, A. Palazzo , J. Jacobs , D. Osarek Best Players: T. Shea, E. Callender, S. Adams, J. Jacobs, S. Lancaster, J. Edwards
Goal Kickers: T. Stuart 3, M. Peterson 2, S. Darcy 2, J. van Meurs Best Players: M. Pert, S. Darcy, M. D”Amico, T. Stuart, J. Fulton, N. Ryan
The Tigers Ladies team battled a hard fought win against ANU who have improved dramatically since they were easily defeated in the opening round this year by the Tigerettes. The home team were celebrating the 50 game of the Tigerettes along with the 50th game(s) for Hannah Dunn and Kristen Turner. Tegan Tisma also celebrated her 21st birthday – so the Tigerettes were hoping for another day out – but they certainly gained a surprise from the students.
A full report will be supplied by the Coaches.
Goal Kickers: M. Eldridge 2, H. Dunn 2, L. Watson Best Players: A. Geale, S. Thomas, T. Tisma, C. Huston, H. Dunn, M. Eldridge
Goal Kickers: A. Burgess , R. Jones Best Players: L. Rosin, N. Thorman, K. Short, C. Roy, E. Davies, A. Burgess