Remarkable Return and Senior Preview!
Brendan Hague's return to strengthen Tigers U18s.
Tigers Under 18 Grade player Brendan Hague makes a welcome return to the playing field on Saturday morning against Belconnen at Manuka Oval. ‘Hague” was seriously injured in a car accident earlier this season and placed in intensive care for some time. Doctors advised the youngster that he may never play football again after suffering serious internal injuries.
However a remarkable recovery, a clearance from the Doctors and a few weeks on the training track has given Coach Paul Campbell an opportunity to play this quality football in an all important match against the Magpies this weekend.
Welcome back Brendan!!
Suspensions handed out on two Tigers.
The Tigers will be minus two players from last weekends win over Ainslie when they take on last years Premiers Belconnen at Manuka Oval in all three grades on Saturday.
The AFL Canberra Tribunal has handed out one match suspensions to Neil Irwin and Jason Satchell. Both players were reported in the first quarter for indiscretions. The Tigers appealed the decision on Jason Satchell after new video evidence was produced but the AFL Canberra Appeals Board would not allow the new evidence to be presented at the hearing on Thursday night and in doing so enforced the one match suspension.
This game is an all important one for the 1st Grade team. The Tigers remain out of the four on percentage and with only 5 games remaining before the finals, they will probably have to win three of their games to qualify.
The Reserve Grade match will also be an important game as a top two spot is on the line. The Magpies lost their first game of the season last week against the other top two contender Eastlake. With a couple of players unavailable for the Tigers plus the above mentioned suspensions in first grade, the Tigers will have to be at their best to win this encounter.
The Under 18 Grade game between the Tigers and Magpies should be a beauty based on their last clash at DFP in a deferred night game. Our youngsters are second on the ladder and need to keep on winning to maintain a top two position.
The Ladies team travel to Kambah on Sunday to take on Tuggeranong with Coach Dave Matthews having mixed feelings about this game. Not only did Dave Coach the Hawks to a premiership some years ago, but his wife still plays for them. There could be a few fireworks in the Matthews household this weekend !.