Welcome back after a couple of weeks off. The weekend started on Friday night when our Under 9’s & 11’s played under lights on a chilly night at Kapunda. All these teams are playing some great football and really benefitting from the coaching they are receiving at the club.
The Under 15’s swamped an undermanned Bombers outfit to record a win by more than 20 goals. To the credit of the Kapunda lads they never gave up and kept trying to get the ball forward. Brad Pilkington had a great game and was judged best on ground (Club Award). Others who contributed on the day were Brandon Acton, Brodi Mathews (10 Goals), Jake Billing, Lachlan Roberts and Josh Denton.
Our Under 17’s redeemed themselves after a disappointing effort against Angaston with a hard fought win against a determined Bomber’s side. Coach Reynolds was pleased that the lads stuck at the game plan and came home with the win but has no doubt there is a lot of room for improvement. Hayden Reynolds played a great hard running all day was judged the Tigers best player. Others to play well on the day were Paul Searle, Adam Byster (4 last quarter goals), Matt Stewart, Brandon Hope and Cameron Fletcher.
The Reserves also redeemed themselves with a much better effort against Kapunda. Played in intermittent rain the Tigers played some really good football in slippery conditions. Adam Cox worked tirelessly all day running hard driving the Tigers forward and was awarded the Jim’s Fencing best player award for the second week in a row. Other players who contributed on the day were Luke Edwards, Steven Gladigau, Ryan Wenham, Aaron Fox (6 goals) and Michael Davis.
In the A grade the lads hit the ground running and had 5 goals straight on the board in the first 10 minutes. For the rest of the quarter the Bombers closed the game down and scoring became harder or at least kicking goals did. After the first flurry of 5 straight we kicked 11 goals 23 behinds which took a bit of gloss of what was a good 82 point win. Jason Blakemore bought his own ball to the game & had over 40 touches in a best on ground performance. He was easily the Tigers best and was awarded the Jim’s Fencing best player award. Others to play well were Charlie Molyneux (just keeps on getting the ball), Corey Solly, Joel Latimer (having a great season running off the half back flank), Daniel Stanley and youngster Kyle Wurst who is getting better the more A grade football he plays.
Saturday night after the Tanunda game we are having a Trivia night at the club. Starting at 8pm this is always a great night. Bring the kids along it’s not a late night & they have a great time
Next week we head to Tanunda to play the Magpies in what will be a much harder task than the first game of the season. We have struggled to get over the line at Tanunda for many years so get over there and support the boys.
Saturday July 26th the club is holding a dinner at Starplex in celebration of the club’s 125th Anniversary. Tickets are currently available at the club and are $50 and this includes a 3 course dinner, entertainment and an auction of goods and services. This will be a great night for all present and past players, supporters and officials.