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Determined Effort by Division 1.

The Tigers AFL Canberra Division 1 team had to draw on an array of players last Saturday to honour its Easter weekend commitments when playing Gungahlin at Amaroo.

No less than eight changes had to be made from the previous week’s team with the holiday weekend taking its toll on player availability.

Add the loss of Michael Wescombe and Liam Wilkinson before half time to injury and the Tigers win over the Jets is even more meritorious. It was a close affair for most of the afternoon with the home team never giving up.

A half time blast by Coach Adrian Pavese put the Tigers into action with a five goal third quarter giving the visitors a strong lead going into the last term. The Tigers ran out 32 point winners.

It was a welcome return for two veterans in Andrew Lieschke and Greg Hair. Playing at either end of the ground they were both prominent during the match. Jeremy Kirkwood played an outstanding game in the backline as did Michael Redmond once moved down back – “Reders” returning to the game after a two year break.

Dale Cummins continues to impress after moving across from Goulburn Swans while the ever elusive Dave Corcoran continues to post goals at crucial times. Under 18 Grade players Steve Camp and Toby Yeates performed creditably in the higher grade.

GUNGAHLIN 1 2 8 4 4 28 4 4 28 7 5 (47) QUEANBEYAN 3 3 21 5 5 35 10 9 69 11 13 (79)GUNGAHLIN Goal Kickers: J. Kane 3, R. Wood , M. Little , M. Cody , P. Stevens Best Players: J. Kane, M. Brook, D. Scholfield, J. Kocmar, R. Davis, B. Foley QUEANBEYAN Goal Kickers: A. LIESCHKE 4, D. CORCORAN 3, C. Grintell , S. JOHNSTONE , M. Wescombe , C. Walsh Best Players: J. Kirkwood, D. CUMMINS, C. GRIGGS, B. JABORNIK, C. Walsh, G. Hair

Under 18 Rising Stars Competition.

The Tigers Under 18 grade team continued its strong early season form with a convincing win over the Gungahlin Jets.

The Paul Campbell Coached Tigers team certainly look the part this season. They do not seem to rely on any one player and with the inclusion of two of their more experienced team mates selected in the Division 1 team others stood tall when required.

It was tremendous to see the likes of Sam Bowden and Adam Lee dominate their positions along with Jono Bowyer whose penetrating kicks out of the backline are reminiscent of father Peter some years ago.

PJ Mahers influence up forward rewarded him with five goals while youngsters Ethan Callender and Jack Jacobs both kicked 3 apiece. Jason Taylor and Cody Haub were again amongst the best players in an overall strong team performance.

GUNGAHLIN U18’s 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 0 (6) Queanbeyan 5 6 36 13 10 88 18 15 123 24 19 (163)GUNGAHLIN U18’s Goal Kickers: M. Bartels Best Players: A. Jago, J. Bartels, A. Findlay, J. Hoyne, C. Sell, J. Storer Queanbeyan Goal Kickers: P. Maher 5, E. Callendar 3, J. JACOBS 3, T. Walter 2, J. TAYLOR 2, J. Macdonald 2, C. Haub 2, M. Price , J. McKenna , J. Bowyer , S. CAMP , W. Perren-Leveridge Best Players: S. Bowden, K. Farrugia, J. Bowyer, A. Lee, J. ARMSTRONG, J. TAYLOR

Players were thrilled with the amount of support they had from volunteers especially on a Easter Saturday.

PC with a few last words before his charges hit the field.

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