As has been the normal start to the weekend we started on Friday night when our under 13 Gold side played Tanunda under lights on Gawler oval. It was a close contest all night with the Tanunda boys just getting their nose in front at the end of the match. The 13’s Black side played first up on Gawler oval on Saturday morning against Angaston and had a good win. Our under 9’s and 11’s both played on Princess Park Saturday morning in our first wet morning of the year against Angaston.
The Under 15’s had another good win beating a determined Magpies outfit by 17 points in an excellent contest. Coach Mathews was pleased with their consistency & effort across the 4 quarters. Jake Billing had a great game and was judged best on ground (Club Award). Others who contributed on the day were Billy McGree, Brandon Kemp, Blayke Lane, Trey Mason and Sam Dowden.
Our Under 17’s were soundly beaten by a slick moving Angaston outfit. Right from the first bounce our lads played catch up football and were never in the game. Coach Reynolds was very disappointed about the lack of application from his troops and stated they have 2 weeks to get their act together against Kapunda before the start of the second round. Sean Maher played a great hard running all day was judged the Tigers best player. Others to play well on the day were Dylan Pilkington (1st game for the Tigers), Hayden Reynolds, Cameron Fletcher, Branden Hope and Brandon Downie.
In the words of Coach Pratt, after the Reserves game on Saturday, the team didn’t come to play and watching from the sidelines that was exactly what it looked like. Angaston did come to play and ran our lads off their legs for most of the game. Hopefully the 2 week break will get the lads mind back on the job in preparation for the game against Kapunda. Youngster Tyson Duffield worked tirelessly in ruck all day and was awarded the Jim’s Fencing best player award for the second week in a row. There were only 2 other players considered worthy of being named in the best players and they were Reece Kalic and Todd Lamont.
The A grade was exactly the opposite to the Reserves, the lads hit the ground running and didn’t stop until the final siren. Up by 7 goals at half time the supporters held their breath in the third quarter but this week the Tigers didn’t stop. While restricting the Panthers to just 2 points in the second half of the match they kicked over 10 goals. Coach Herzick was much happier this week with the team’s hard work and no fade out. Kalon Heintze was magnificent around the contest all day and laid 15 tackles, kicked 2 goals, and had 20 plus touches. He was judged the Tigers best and was awarded the Jim’s Fencing best player award. Others to play well were Charlie Molyneux, Brad Hunt (great defensive job on Jackson O’Brien), Brad Mercer (7 goals), Jason Blakemore and Daniel Stanley.
Sunday mornings between 9.30am and 10.30am at Gawler oval is time for Auskick. 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.
Shuffle night on Saturday night was a beauty, well done Daniel Stanley for organizing the event. We have the next 2 weeks off so enjoy your time way from the club & we’ll see you in 3 weeks when we play Kapunda at Kapunda.
June 7th & 14th we have byes.
June 21st versus Kapunda at Kapunda
June 28th versus Tanunda at Tanunda – Club Trivia Night at the club.