Well Done Tigers! – 4 Wins from 4 Games
Tigers Rising Stars Leading the Way in 2012!
Kavanagh - U Beauty!
The Tigers consolidated top spot on the Eastern Conference NEAFL ladder with a comprehensive win over Belconnen at Manuka Oval last Saturday.
It was the first time in over ten years that the Tigers have defeated Belconnen in all three grades on the one day / weekend.
The 3 wins on top of the first Ladies victory of the year provided the Club with four wins for the day – the first time this has occurred since the Tigerettes entered the Ladies Competition.
The Tigers NEAFL team took a while to kick into gear but once they did they took control of the match particularly in the second term. Inaccuracy cost them from posting an unbeatable lead by half time with the tenth goal taking an eternity to be posted and not done so until well into the third quarter.
The Magpies failed to score in the second quarter. The Tigers dominated by hand and foot particularly Steve Jolliffe off the half back line. His continued improvement over the last few weeks is a credit to his attitude and that of the coaching staff that have put faith in what they believe in.
Will Griggs was outstanding throughout the game. His 4 goal haul could have been much more had he converted a few easy shots in front of the big sticks. There’s that other youngster – KS – but enough has been said about him in recent weeks. Ben King was as solid as ever – in and under the packs with his usual endeavour. Alex Overs made good his return to the top grade with a disciplined effort.
Captain Quade posted another three goals and was strong throughout. Jarrod Atkinson showed real class during the match in particular his long driving kicks into the Tigers forward line.
The Tigers have a break this weekend with the NEAFL Eastern Conference Representative team playing the Northern Conference on the Gold Coast. All the very best to those selected in the two two teams from the Tigers they being Toby Conroy, Kaine Stevens, Kade Klemke, Josh Bryce, Andrew Swan, Ben Klemke and Steve Jolliffe.
Belconnen 3 2 20 3 2 20 5 4 34 7 4 (46) Queanbeyan 4 3 27 9 10 64 15 11 101 18 16 (124)Belconnen Goal Kickers: B. Dess 2, J. Bohm , S. Harris , P. Raadts , J. Hegarty , J. Harper Best Players: M. Viney, B. Dess, M. Sharp, S. Henning, S. Curtis, S. Coate Queanbeyan Goal Kickers: W. Griggs 4, B. Fruend 3, R. Quade 3, K. Stevens 2, J. KAVANAGH 2, S. Jolliffe , T. Conroy , B. Klemke , B. King Best Players: S. Jolliffe, B. King, W. Griggs, N. Kerlin, S. CAMP, K. Stevens
Jarrod Atkinson has been a welcome recruit in 2012 adding class around the ground.
AFL Canberra Division 1
The Tigers completed a second rout of the Belconnen Magpies in consecutive games against them with a 36 point win at Manuka Oval.
Two weeks ago the Magpies were undefeated at the top of the table with the Tigers struggling to field competitive teams each week. That has all changed with Coach Pavese being able to pick a relatively unchanged line up (6 changes is relatively unchanged in comparison to other weeks).
The Tigers were good last Saturday. They played with endeavour purpose and showed glimpses of why they have triple premierships in the Pavese closet!! (He showed what he has in his closet!!! last Saturday night)
Playing his last game for the Tigers until his return from over seas in 6 weeks, Sam Daniel showed his undoubted talent posting three excellent goals and being best on ground. He will be missed. As he said “ hope this overseas trips bloody good, as I think I am going to miss something special here’ .
Ben Walsh and the “old timer” Andrew Lieshcke were a classy act in the middle of the ground combining well to send the ball forward on numerous occasions. Paul Franchi – Just how good is this bloke. His run and general play was pretty to watch and no doubt will again be pressing for NEAFL selection.
There is another Griggs in the camp and he is just starting to find his feet in Division 1. Campbell is another with talent (just like little brother Will) and the further the season evolves the better this chap will play.
Another exciting youngster to watch is Dylan Bevan. He is quick, elusive and has good skills and is enjoying playing with step brothers Beau and Kaeden Watts.
BELCONNEN MAGPIES 1 3 9 4 5 29 8 7 55 12 8 (80) QUEANBEYAN 3 2 20 11 2 68 14 3 87 18 8 (116)BELCONNEN MAGPIES Goal Kickers: A. Hodder 5, C. BURDETT 3, D. Duncan , R. McLintock , L. Allen , K. Peeters Best Players: S. Jessup, K. Peeters, D. Duncan, S. Boyd, A. Hodder, C. Calvert QUEANBEYAN Goal Kickers: S. Daniel 4, A. LIESCHKE 3, B. WATTS 2, C. GRIGGS 2, D. BEVAN 2, B. Walsh 2, D. CUMMINS , C. Walsh , P. Franchi Best Players: B. Walsh, A. LIESCHKE, S. Daniel, P. Franchi, L. WALKER-EASTICK, G. Hair
Coach Klemke has been in good form the past couple of weeks.
Under 18 Grade – Rising Stars
The loss of Captain Steve Camp to the Tigers NEAFL team and that of Mitch Haley to the GWS GIANTS Reserve Grade team had little effect on the Tigers Rising Stars team that commenced proceeding last Saturday at Manuka Oval.
They completely dominated their match against last years Premiers with a whopping 48 point victory.
Leading form the outset, the Tigers were well in control at the long break and then piled on a further 7 goals to take the match. Cody Haub was again excellent after being away from the game for the past three weeks. His long range goals are a feature. Daniel Hespe played well up forward providing a strong marking option as does youngster Ethan Callender.
Kyle Furagia went into the game with a slight injury but you would not have known. His solid defence and long kicking earns enormous respect amongst his piers.
Mitch Price is another who has missed three weeks but his pace and determination never falters in another clinical display from this youngster. Toby Yeates has all the attributes of taking his game to the next level and it shouldn’t be long before he is given that chance.
From the perspective of next year, the likes of first year Under 18 grade players Jason Taylor, Sam Bowden, Johno Bowyer and Adam Lee – all of whom are playing exceptional footy – argues well for 2013.
BELCONNEN MAGPIES 0 1 1 1 2 8 3 4 22 5 5 (35) Queanbeyan 4 2 26 6 5 41 8 5 53 13 5 (83)BELCONNEN MAGPIES Goal Kickers: R. Bradley , L. O”sullivan , B. TELFORD , L. Trevaskis , M. LAMB Best Players: J. Steele, B. BLOYE, L. Wharton, R. Bradley, N. Kelly, D. Duranti Queanbeyan Goal Kickers: C. Haub 3, D. HESPE 3, G. LENNON 2, E. Callendar 2, A. McCORMICK , J. JACOBS , T. YEATES Best Players: J. TAYLOR, S. Bowden, J. Bowyer, K. Farrugia, M. Price, T. YEATES
Queanbeyan 2-1 5-9 6-11 8-17 (65) ANU 0-1 0-2 0-4 1-4 (10)Goals: Hannah Dunn 2, Lani Watson 2, Kristen Turner, Amy McLenaghan, Davina Harris, Tegan Tisma Best: Melissa Hurley, Amy McLenaghan, Kristen Turner, Siau Goh, Maddi Skinner
The Tigerettes posted their first win for the season over a chronically undermanned ANU outfit at Town Park. It was probably not the teams best effort for the year but the margin was still 9 goals and should have been more for some very inaccurate kicking for goal.
Hurls was everywhere for the Tigerettes in a fantastic display as centre. Han was also good in a new role at CHF until a pretty bad cut lip wouldn’t stop bleeding and saw her spend most of the second half with Wendy. Amy and Kritta were stand outs both enjoying the rare chance to push forward and Maddi Skinner also played her best game for the season.
Again promisingly the teams newer players were also good with Emma Hunt making her debut and Carly Res, in her 2nd game, laying the best shepherd for the day.
The backline was again very solid as they have been all season Em Lewis and Clarice Huston not as busy but just as reliable. Tegan celebrated her birthday with what was arguably the goal of day in the last quarter.
The Tigerettes have a short turn around and take on ADFA on Thursday night at Dairy Farmers Park where they will need to run a little bit harder for the entire 80 minutes if they want to post back to back wins.The match starts at 7pm and will mark the 100th game of league football for Jacinta Froud (Splinta) so it would be great to see a lot of supporters cheering on the yellow and black.