Great WIN by our Girls!
The Tigerettes didn’t have to wait until the last few rounds to record their first win like 2010 as the girls took their chances and opened their 2011 account defeating ANU by ten points on Saturday.
The team did not have the brightest of starts being out contested by ANU in the first term. Bobbie Minniecon was a stand out across half back flank being the only Tigerette consistently first to the footy. Still the back line did a good job to stop ANU from making more of their possession.
The second term saw a much improved performance from the Tigerettes who seemed to settle after talented midfielder Tegan Tisma kicked the first goal of the game roving out the back of a pack and snapping truly from the flank. With the midfield starting to get on top led as usual by the ever reliable Hannah Dunn in the ruck the ball spent most of the quarter camped in the Tigerettes forward 50.
On the rare occasions the ball did escape it didn’t get past the Tigerettes half back line with Shay Thomas strong at centre half back and Bobbie even better in the second term in what was fast becoming a best afield display. Unfortunately, like ANU in the first term, the Tigerettes could not make the most of their chances in front of goal and led by only 8 points at the main break.
Inexplicably the Tigerettes came out flat in the third term and before long ANU were within a kick and it was only thanks to the fine work of the back line Roni Jordan, Clarice Huston and Fran Langi that the Tigerettes held onto their lead. To the teams credit they were able to steady and slowly started to get on top in general play. Jane Vucago was outstanding off a wing in the third term while Hannah, Tegan and Bobbie continued to shine. A highlight late in the third term was the inexperienced Bianca Solar beating three ANU opponents by going much harder at the footy and winning a well deserved free kick.
In the final term young gun Tegan Tisma took control continuing to gut run to contests, racking up possessions and laying some great physical tackles. Together with skipper Kristen Turner, who also lifted her work rate, the pair dominated as both teams started to tire. With the midfield completely on top the Tigerette’s forwards tried hard to kick the sealer but chances to Tisma, Lani Watson and a long bomb from a running Shay Thomas all went astray. In the end the missed chances didn’t matter as the Tigerettes held their opposition goal less for the first time in their short history to record the ten point win.
The victory sees the team climb from the bottom of the ladder to 7th and is just reward for the amount of effort the team is putting in on the training track. The Tigerettes will need to continue that hard work on the training track as after the bye they take on reigning premiers Tuggeranong. That match will be played at Football Park Phillip on Sunday 15th May at 10am.
A.N.U 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4.4 Queanbeyan 0.0 1.4 1.5 1.8.14Goal: Tegan Tisma Best: Bobbie Minniecon, Tegan Tisma, Hannah Dunn, Kristen Turner, Shay Thomas, Jane Vucago