Tough day at the Footy!
The Queanbeyan Tigers ventured to sunny Ainslie Oval last Saturday and came home with three loses across the grades.
In the FIRST GRADE the Tigers were more than competitive against the reining Premiers however in the second half the Tri Colours flexed their muscles and rammed home 9 goals to 1 in the third quarter.
Losing Will Griggs late on the Friday night with the flu didn’t help the team and a string of niggles through the game also put the tigers on the back foot. Don’t take anything away from Ainslie however they are a class side led by Muir Medal Winner John Holmes they will be tough to stop in 2011.
The RESERVE GRADE played some excellent footy to narrowly go down by 13 points. The team is really starting to gel and look set to cause a few headaches to opposition teams as the season progresses.
Despite the improved performance the reality is the young tigers sit on 1 and 2 for the season and need to continue to improve they want to beat Belconnen this Sunday.
As for the UNDER 18s despite having some massive injury concerns to key players they also continue to improve and pushed the Ainslie boys all the way. Paul Campbell must be extremely pleased to see his young charges maturing and it will be only a matter of time before the boys string some wins together.
This week the club must rebound in all grades as they take on Belconnen at Dairy Farmers Park this Sunday. A preview of this weeks game will be published later in the week. EAT EM ALIVE!
FIRST GRADE Ainslie 4 4 6 9 15 12 20 16 136 Queanbeyan 3 0 6 2 7 4 10 5 65 Ainslie Goal Kickers: B. Hughes 5, M. Crook 3, M. Lawless 2, J. Holmes 2, C. Baxter 2, R. TUTT 2, J. GRIFFIN , S. CAMPBELL , D. Bowles , R. ANDREWS Best Players: J. Holmes, B. Hughes, M. GHOBRIAL, M. Crook, D. Bowles, J. GRIFFIN Queanbeyan Goal Kickers: J. Kavanagh 3, K. Stevens 2, R. Quade 2, B. Fruend , T. Conroy , M. May Best Players: S. Mackie, J. Kavanagh, R. Quade, K. Stevens, M. Heaslip, M. Daniher
RESERVE GRADE AINSLIE 4 2 6 4 8 6 12 9 81 QUEANBEYAN 2 3 3 4 8 7 10 8 68 AINSLIE Goal Kickers: J. FLEMING 2, J. Cuzner 2, A. GROZINGER 2, B. PERRY , T. Price , M. ABLETT , J. WHATMAN , D. McFarlane , D. Bloomfield Best Players: M. Mulroney, J. HIRST, M. ABLETT, N. ROBERTSON, J. Cuzner, L. Crook QUEANBEYAN Goal Kickers: P. Franchi 3, D. Campbell 2, L. Wilkinson , B. WARD , D. CORCORAN , B. WATTS , S. Daniel Best Players: B. Walsh, P. Franchi, B. JABORNIK, L. Wilkinson, R. Price, S. Daniel
UNDER 18s AINSLIE 1 5 3 8 5 11 7 13 55 QUEANBEYAN 0 4 3 6 5 9 5 11 41 AINSLIE Goal Kickers: A. Birch 2, L. CARTER 2, A. Blewitt , B. FORD , J. Campbell Best Players: L. CARTER, B. FORD, A. Birch, K. KARAPANAGOS, A. Blewitt QUEANBEYAN Goal Kickers: J. ARMSTRONG 2, D. HESPE Best Players: J. ARMSTRONG, K. SHEA, T. YEATES, M. Elliott, S. CAMP