Tigers take the points against Eastlake in both 1st Grade Matches.
An intriguing game played out at Allinsure Park on Sunday with the Tigers Men’s 1st Grade kicking on in the last quarter to take the points against a competitive Eastlake combination. The Demons held sway early in the second term and look likely to take a firm grip on the game until a late surge by the Tigers placed the home team just two points up at the main break.
From there the Tigers held onto a slender lead for the balance of the game taking the match by 16 points. Had they been more direct in front of goal, the margin may have blown out, but it was the pressure of the Demons defence that caused many indirect attempts upon goal.
A strong crowd was bolstered by many former 100 game players in attendance to congratulate Andrew Swan on his 100th 1st Grade match for the Tigers. They witnessed an entertaining game throughout highlighted by Aidan Bowyer’s first 1st Grade game – Aidan being the son of former Tigers premiership player Ian.
Ever reliable Dean Simpson was creative down back even drifting into the forward line for a rare goal. Campbell Lovell showed his class throughout often sending the Tigers into attack. There were 10 goal kickers for the Tigers which indicates a wide spread of the ball among all players from the half back line.
Goal Kickers: M. Grocott 2, B. Fruend 2, T. Collins 2, T. Clowry, J. Carroll-Tape, T. Conroy, A. Swan, C. Palombi, L. Squire, D. Simpson Best Players: D. Simpson, C. Lovell, T. Conroy, L. Squire, J. Bryce, J. Carroll-Tape
Goal Kickers: D. Biermann 4, H. Block, S. De Sousa, M. Kendrick, D. Potts, M. Beaumont, J. Roberts, N. Anderson, J. Hancock Best Players: D. Biermann, L. Lupton, S. De Sousa, A. Wilson, J. Hancock, S. Darcy
The Tigerettes continued their winning way with a comprehensive win over last years grand final opponents and premiers Eastlake. Unfortunately, it was a costly win with injuries to two-star players of the Tigerettes in Amy Morschel and Jackie Parry the latter posting 4 goals before having to leave the field. The seventy-point win has firmly established the Tigerettes on top of the ladder as they move into the second part of the season.
Playing under lights at Allinsure, the home team was best served by any number of players however there were standout performances by youngsters Jade Hamilton and Kate Woodward along with seasoned veterans Ella Ross and Hannah Dunn.
Goal Kickers: J. Parry 4, J. Stramandinoli 2, H. Dunn 2, R. Grounds, K. Woodward Best Players: J. Hamilton, K. Woodward, R. Grounds, J. Stramandinoli, H. Dunn, E. Ross
Eastlake Demons Best Players: C. Brown, S. Ajani, C. Welsh, R. Prince, M. Johnson,