Cross Conference Game Next Hurdle for Tigers!
Andrew Swan Takes a Screamer last Saturday against the Demon’s.
The Tigers have retained spot of the Eastern Conference NEAFL ladder with a convincing win over Eastlake at Manuka Oval last Saturday. The Tigers dominated proceedings for most of the contest and if not for inaccurate kicking could have really damaged the Demons on the scoreboard.
As it was, the 7 goal demolition of the second placed Eastlake team has clearly shown the Tigers are the real deal for contention come finals time.
The Tigers promoted yet another Under 18 year into its NEAFL ranks with the selection of young James Armstrong for his first NEAFL game. He didn’t disappoint with a goal from his first kick after a strong mark in between two much larger opponents.
Although kicking away early in the first term, the Tigers were reeled in and led by just a solitary point at the first break, but then immediately established a strong lead by half time posting 4 goals 9 to the Demons 1.2 in the second quarter.
Eastlake mounted a strong comeback in the third term and it was their turn to be inaccurate in front of the big sticks. But a late surge by the Tigers re-established a 2 goal break at ¾ time. They immediately went on the attack in the last quarter with a flurry of goals which extended their lead substantially and by the final siren had won comfortably at the home ground of the Demons.
It was difficult selecting best players but the form of Mitch Daniher is pleasing after a late start to the season due to work commitments. It was an all-round determined and committed team performance with some of the same names performing creditably again – Quade, Jolliffe, Swan, Overs and Stevens.
The Tigers NEAFL team travel to the Gold Coast this Friday for their clash against Broadbeach on Saturday. A few injury worries may allow a few new names to appear on the list with yet another Under 18 Grade player set to make his debut for this all important cross conference clash.
It will be a busy weekend with the Clubs AFL Canberra Division 1 team playing Gungahlin on Sunday at 2.15pm at Amaroo while the Under 18’s play Marist on Sunday at Lindwell Oval at 9.30am.
The Tigerettes will be looking for two wins in a row when they take on ADFA at the Queanbeyan Park Oval on Sunday at 11.00am.
Eastlake 3 2 4 4 7 9 8 11 (59) Queanbeyan 3 1 7 10 9 12 14 18 (102)Eastlake Goal Kickers: M. TAYLFORTH 3, H. Armstrong 2, A. BRUCE , J. MOODY , T. AYTON Best Players: N. Perry, S. SMITH, J. GUMLEY, H. Armstrong, A. Wiles, T. AYTON Queanbeyan Goal Kickers: J. KAVANAGH 3, R. Quade 2, B. Fruend 2, K. Stevens , W. Griggs , J. ARMSTRONG , S. Jolliffe , J. ATKINSON , T. Conroy , B. Klemke Best Players: M. Daniher, S. Jolliffe, R. Quade, A. Swan, K. Stevens, T. Conroy
Tigerettes – Report to Follow
ANU 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 2 (8) Queanbeyan 1 1 2 3 5 5 7 9 (51)ANU Goal Kickers: S. Cougle Best Players: L. Rosin, L. Chow, J. Halliwell, A. Burgess, K. Parker-Hughes, V. LAM Queanbeyan Goal Kickers: S. Goh 2, J. Vucago , A. Oosterwesher , E. Hunt , K. Woodbridge , L. Watson
Tigers ready to go before the big Top of the Table Clash last Saturday.