Great Day At The Footy!
An estimated 1500 people enjoyed the Tigers Community Activities day last Sunday at Dairy Farmers Park with activities being organised through the Heart Foundation ACT, Jerra Joeys Netball Club and the Junior Tigers Football Club.
Unfortunately for the Tigers they were unable to cap of a successful occasion losing the NEAFL match to the Tuggeranong Hawks.
With many former players in attendance enjoying the confines of the Growlers Deck, the senior grade side were unable to contain an enthusiastic Hawks combination who posted 6 last quarter goals to seal victory and take fourth spot on the ladder from the home team.
It was a sombre Tigers change room after the match. An injury worry to Paul Slater and reports of James Kavanagh and Roy Jaques only added to the Tigers problems with crucial matches ahead of them in coming weeks. The added news was that of the absence of youngster Andrew Swan who will miss the balance of the season through a knee injury.
There was only one shining light at the end of the afternoon and that was the performance of last years best and fairest winner Toby Conroy who totalled over 40 possessions. In essence the Tigers should have put the game away by half time with costly misses in front of goal keeping the Hawks in contention. Ironically in the game against the Hawks just three weeks ago it was the Tigers who posted 20 goals 3 to an inaccurate Hawks combination.
It was certainly vice versa this time round.
The Tigers travel to Sydney this Friday to take on the unbeaten Sydney Swans Reserves team. This is the second time in three rounds the Tigers have travelled to play the Swans. In their last attempt the Tigers were well praised for their sustained effort over four quarters. With the possibility of a number of changes from that team, the Tigers will have their work cut out to contain the unbeaten Swans.
The game has been transferred from ANZ Stadium to SCG and will commence at 12.30pm.
Queanbeyan 2 6 7 8 9 15 11 18 (84) Tuggeranong 4 1 7 2 11 6 17 14 (116)Queanbeyan Goal Kickers: J. Kavanagh 2, T. Conroy 2, R. Quade 2, M. Daniher 2, M. Wescombe 2, S. Jensen Best Players: T. Conroy, M. Heaslip, W. Griggs, C. Walsh, T. Dickinson, S. Daniel Tuggeranong Goal Kickers: M. Ghirardello 4, A. POCOCK 4, K. MASTERS 4, D. SMITH 2, Z. Lamb 2, C. Kickett Best Players: T. CLEAVER, D. SMITH, K. MASTERS, C. ROBINSON, J. McCabe, P. LOVETT
The Tigers continued on their winning way with a resounding win over the Hawks in the curtain raiser to the NEAFL match. An eight goal second quarter certainly set the scene for an excellent victory which has now placed the Tigers in second position on the ladder behind the unbeaten Ainslie combination.
This team has some excellent players who are pushing for senior grade selection. Any number of players could be mentioned in the best. Four players kicked three goals a piece in what is a potent forward line combination.
They meet the Gungahlin Jets on Sunday for the second time in three weeks once again at Amaroo with the knowledge that the Jets had their first win of the season last weekend against the third placed Eastlake combination.
QUEANBEYAN 2 6 10 8 13 11 17 16 (118) TUGGERANONG HAWKS 1 5 2 7 3 7 4 9 (33)QUEANBEYAN Goal Kickers: D. Campbell 3, T. LEE 3, J. Manie 3, D. CORCORAN 3, R. Price , J. ELIAS , J. Oram , S. Mackie , B. WATTS Best Players: B. WARD, B. ORMSTON, P. Franchi, B. WATTS, S. Mackie, D. JABORNIK TUGGERANONG HAWKS Goal Kickers: C. GRAHAM 2, S. Cox , T. FENYVESI Best Players: L. Culnane, S. TREVILLIAN, T. FENYVESI, D. SIDWELL, B. ANDREATTA, J. Brown
The Tigers Under 18 Grade finally clicked and played some real positive football for the first time in a few weeks. In their last encounter with the Hawks they lost by two points but that was not to be this time round leading at each break with the exception of the first quarter.
Jack Bowyer displayed all the “pace” and endeavour of his famous father Peter, with a solid performance throughout the game. Mitch Price played his best game of the year (plus two goals) along with a determined game once again from Sean Van Holland. Dave Hodder is improving with every game and will be an asset to the club in future years.