• QBN Tigers Club

Solid performances for all grades!

A one-point win to the Eastlake Reserve Grade team was the only game lost over the weekend from 5 matches. The Tigers were successful in Men’s and

Tigers Men’s 1st Grade

On a cold but relatively calm Friday night, the Tigers Men’s 1st Grade completely overwhelmed their opponents to record a convincing 62-point win at Football Park.  It was possibly the best game the Tigers have produced in several years and with exception of the first ten minutes of the 1st Quarter, they were outstanding for the full game. There were very few players if any who didn’t contribute to a significant victory.   It was a hard-fought tough contest with both teams playing strongly, but it was the Tigers defence that withstood a constant barrage of attacking moves particularly in the first half of footy.

Matthew Grocott’s dominance up forward resulted in five goals as he played havoc with his opponents. Christian Palombi was fantastic throughout as was the work load of Jeremy Bridger who battles every week against much taller and stronger opponents in the ruck but his maturity in this position since joining the club is to be commended.  Alex Page was another who was lively around the ground particularly around the forward line. His two goals were gems. Lachie Highfield was exceptional as was Dean Simpson until leaving the field early in the third term with a concerning leg injury.

Tim Clowry had a role to play and he did that to perfection. The late withdrawal of Jack Carroll-Tape allowed Tim Shea to return to the team and he didn’t disappoint. Liam Greenwell was a class act in the backline as was Ryan Worn at fullback often sending the Tigers into attack. Brandon Lagana and Jed Simpson played strongly throughout.

The win now places enormous emphasis on the final two games of the season – both being played at Allinsure Park – (against Belconnen and Ainslie)

Eastlake Demons

Goal Kickers: C. O”Rourke, S. De Sousa, P. Cole, D. Biermann, A. Wilson, B. McGinness Best Players: P. Cole, B. McGinness, M. Beaumont, J. Hancock, A. Wilson, S. Darcy

Queanbeyan Tigers

Goal Kickers: M. Grocott 5, A. Page 2, L. Highfield 2, J. Cutts 2, B. Fruend, T. Collins, T. Shea, T. Conroy, C. Palombi

Tigers Men’s Reserve Grade

In a low scoring match the Tigers Reserve Grade Men’s team fell one point short of retaining top place on the competition ladder. Remarkably after being down by three goals at half time, they powered their way back into the match holding a slender lead in the last term only for Eastlake to post two late points to take the match.

What’s remarkable is the fact that those two scoring shots by Eastlake were the only scoring shots for them in the last half of footy after the Tigers had dominated proceeding with 23 excursions into their forward fifty to just seven by the Demons.

Bailey Greenwood was again outstanding along with Aiden Bowyer and Alex Godfrey who is finding some form after an extended early season holiday.  Wilson Morshead was equally impressive while Grant Worner was strong in defence. Costly concussions to Tom Flight and Jordan Gay in the final quarter emphasized the hardness of the game and how close the two teams are matched. Their first-round encounter resulted in a Tigers win in one of the lowest scoring games of the season – 3.7 (25) to 2.8 (20).

The Tigers have must win matches in the final two games of the season if they are to finish in a top two position – they play Belconnen and Ainslie, meeting the Magpies this Saturday at Allinsure Park.

Eastlake Demons

Goal Kickers: M. Peterson 2, A. Watt, M. Kendrick, P. Sharp Best Players: E. Rosin, R. Goodall, J. Williams, J. Crowe, J. Cunningham

Queanbeyan Tigers

Goal Kickers: B. Greenwood 2, M. Lawrence, S. Lancaster, J. Gay Best Players: B. Greenwood, A. Bowyer, A. Godfrey, H. McKenzie, W. Morshead, M. Price

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