Magpies Fly Home Winners.
The Belconnen Magpies flew home last Saturday “cock a hoop” after spoiling the Tigers 90 Year celebrations with a comprehensive 35 point win. In what can only be described as an upset victory for the Northerners, it was a day the Tigers would rather forget and possible their worst performance in 5 years.
With many former players in attendance in readiness for the 90 Year Dinner the Tigers had a huge opportunity to move a few spots up the ladder but they failed to take the home ground advantage and were left shaking their heads by days end.
It certainly spoilt what was a fantastic occasion for the Club with the announcement of the newly renovated grandstand being named the Jack McNamara Grandstand and the elevation of the late Alan Muir to LEGEND status at the Gala Dinner – see separate articles.
There were few positives to come out of the match and based on the last few games a number of changes could be expected for this weeks clash against Sydney Hills Eagles on Saturday at Dairy Farmers Park from 12 Noon. This is a stand alone game with all other grades having a bye due to the AFL Canberra Representative fixture matches.
Goal Kickers: R. Quade 4, J. Atkinson 2, B. Fruend 2, T. Conroy , J. Robinson , L. Power Best Players: K. Klemke, J. Bryce, B. King, D. Johnson, J. Atkinson, M. Bernasconi
Goal Kickers: D. Bunyan 4, D. Posch 3, J. Taylor 2, J. Harper 2, J. Bennett 2, A. Dess , D. Hector , N. Stow , T. Adams Best Players: C. Jansen, D. Bunyan, D. Hector, N. Stow, N. Collins, J. Bennett
Tigerettes “RAM” home strong win
The Tigeretts played the curtain raiser match to the NEAFL team and dominated proceedings over the ADFA / RMC Ewes. In perfect conditions the Tigerettes allowed just one point to be scored against them while posting an impressive 21.15 (141). It was a dominating performance watched by many former players in attendance attending the 90 Year celebrations. Mayor of Queanbeyan Tim Overall was suitably impressed With the Tigerettes and spoke highly of their performance after the game before unveiling the 2013 Premiership flag.
They have the bye this weekend before a huge test against perennial finalist of the Division 1 competition Tuggeranong Hawks at DFP on Sunday 15 June in the main match of the day with curtain raiser match being the Tigers AFL Canberra 1st Grade team v Hawks.Queanbeyan8.112.617.921.15-141ADFA/RMC Ewes0.10.10.10.1-1
Goal Kickers: C. Reid 9, L. Watson 4, H. Dunn 3, C. LaFranchi 2, K. Reid , R. Finley , T. Tisma Best Players: C. Reid, H. Dunn, K. Reid, F. Lieschke, M. Hurley, M. Godfrey
ADFA/RMC Ewes Best Players: R. Wares, A. Thomas, S. Mckay, K. Jones, J. Burgess, K. Crompton