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The 2012 Season is coming to a close very quickly.
The Tigers are out of the race for a finals berth in the first ever season of the Eastern Conference of the North East Australian Football League.
But that will not deter the Club from having a real hot crack at one of the premiership favourites for 2011 on Sunday at Dairy Farmers Park.
They take on Ainslie – the reigning premiers who sit in second position on the competition ladder behind the all conquering Sydney Swans Reserves. Dairy Farmers Park hasn’t always been a happy hunting ground for the Tricolours. They would hate the fact that their second last match before the finals is against the Tigers at the Tigers Den – a grave yard for many strong Ainslie teams in the past.
Although the Tigers haven’t had the best of seasons, they are still a formidable combination. Based on recent weeks, its young line up is improving with every game.
The players endeavour and commitment cannot be questioned and Coach Pavese is looking forward to the challenge on Sunday for his young team to take it right up to our cross border rivals.
Into the Tigers line-up will come Alex Overs after missing last week through injury. Dual Mulrooney Medallist Mitch Daniher came back into the team last week after missing 5 games through injury. He will be better for the run. The ruck department has been a real concern for the Club all season especially since Neil Irwin’s season ending injury and the unavailability of Travis Bull. But Daniel Jabornik showed last week he can match some of the big men in the League and will assist the likes of Ryan Quade, Mitch Heaslip and Roy Jaques this Sunday in the ruck department.
If you haven’t seen the Tigers very much this year, this is your second last chance at home to witness the youngsters in action. Their last match is also at home against Tuggeranong Hawks.
The Reserve Grade match should be a beauty with the top two teams going up against each other. The Tigers have won on their last two encounters with the tricolours.
The Under 18 Grade should see the Tigers notch their fifth straight victory given the current standing on the ladder.