The weekend got off to a start on Friday night when our under 13’s Black side played Barossa Blue under lights at Gawler oval. Better players for our Black side were Michael McInerney, Jake Letts and Jacob Marsden.
The 13’s Gold side played first up on Gawler oval on Saturday morning against Freeling and had a good win. Our best players were River Gribble, Nathan Hurrell, Joe Ireland and Tom Cameron. The under 9’s and 11’s both played on Princess Park Saturday morning in very mild conditions against Freeling.
The Under 15’s continued on their winning way with a very good 65 point win against the Freeling boys. They started off playing fast open football and the game was really over at half time. Marcus Tree had a great game and was judged best on ground (Club Award). Others who contributed on the day were Brodi Mathews, Caleb Manfield, Luke Johnson, Jake Billings and Brad Pilkington.
Our Under 17’s are starting to gain some momentum and had a 120 point victory against a depleted Freeling side. With plenty of run from the opening bounce the game was never in doubt. Coach Reynolds was pleased with the endeavor of his troops and believes they are starting to play to the game-plan he has set them. Brandon Downie was again judged the Tigers best player and is having an outstanding season. Others to play well on the day were Nathan Cockburn, Sean Maher, Fay Frahn, Branden Hope and Hayden Schuggman.
The Reserves had their hardest game of the season against a very determined Redlegs side. It was hard, close fought contest all day and although the Tigers never looked like losing they certainly had to work hard for the 35 point win. Youngster Tyson Duffield worked tirelessly in ruck all day and was awarded the Jim’s Fencing best player award. Tyson is still eligible for the Under 17’s but has played every Reserves game this season. Jordan Neat, Adam Cox, Glenn Meulendykes, Nick Crothers and Cameron Maher also played well.
In the A grade we saw the game take the same track as the last 2 weeks. The Tigers were completely dominant in the first half of the match and led by 99 points at half time. The 3rd quarter was again a no show for the home team when we failed to score a goal while Freeling added 5 to their tally. In the last quarter the boys rallied to some extent to kick 9 for the quarter to run out comfortable 92 point victors. Coach Herzick was happy with the win but a little concerned about the continuing 3rd quarter fade outs. No doubt he and players will be working on a fix for the problem. Daniel Stanley was outstanding playing at both ends of the ground and was awarded the Jim’s Fencing best player award. Others to contribute were Jason Blakemore who was hard at it all day, Nathan Solly, Kalon Heintze, Matt Gibson and Jake Asher.
Just a reminder that Auskick has begun for the youngest members of our club, between 9.30am and 10.30am Sunday mornings at Gawler oval. If you have a youngster who is interested in getting involved in our great game Visit and Register at: www.aflauskick.com.au
Club Person of the week was awarded to June Smith for her untiring help in the canteen during the year.
This week we are again at home when we host the Angaston Panthers. After winning their last game the Panthers will come with plenty of confidence and it promises to be a great contest. Get down to the Dog Track and support all the teams – it will be a great day of football.
Saturday night at the club we have the “Shuffle Night”. This is where you buy a song and as the night progresses if your song isn’t played you stand to win the cash. There are cash prizes on offer during the night. Get down to the club and enjoy what will be a great night.
May 31st versus Angaston at home – Shuffle Night at the clubrooms
June 7th & 14th we have byes.
June 21st versus Kapunda at Kapunda
June 28th versus Tanunda at Tanunda – Club Trivia Night at the club.