Top Four Spot on the Line!
Second placed Ainslie is the opponent this week in what is becoming one of the tightest competitions for the final three spots in the history of the League.
The Tigers take on the Tricolours on their own turf on Saturday at 2.00pm.
A win by Ainslie will secure a top four spot. A loss will place them back in the pack and only two competition points in front of the Tigers and/or Belconnen or Eastlake – depending who wins that match on Sunday.
Last placed Tuggeranong are not out of contention either. They have won their last two matches and have a remote chance of pushing into the top four. They could easily upset the Swans this weekend at Greenway (they are one of three teams that have defeated the Swans this year).
The Tigers will have to defeat the Tricolours without the services of Coach Mark Armstrong who received a one match penalty last Tuesday evening courtesy of a report from the Swans encounter at the SCG the previous week. “Merv” is the leading goal kicker in the competition and his services up forward this year have been inspirational. The suspension prevents him from entering the playing arena thus another challenge to the side that upset the Swans in Sydney last weekend. Ainslie thrashed Eastlake last weekend and are in good form heading toward the finals. They are expected to have a full compliment of players to greet the Tigers tomorrow.
The Tigers Reserve Grade will be out to continue their winning way but will have to be wary of an Ainslie combination that comfortably defeated third placed Eastlake last week. This match commences at 11.30am and is preceded by the Under 18 Grade match at 9.30am. After a fantastic start the season the Tigers Under 18 Grade have been in a form slump of late and will need to be at their very best against the competition leaders.
The Tigerettes (Ladies team) will play their last home and away match of the season tomorrow against ANU at ANU commencing at 10.00am. A win will place them in the finals.