The weekend got underway on Friday night when one of our under 13 sides played under lights at the dog track. The under 9’s & 11’s played on Princess Park Saturday morning in cold but fine conditions. It’s great to see these kids out enjoying themselves playing our great game. The improvement over the first half of the year has been outstanding. Our second under 13 team played the first game Saturday morning on the main oval against Barossa Districts and it was an outstanding game of junior football played in good conditions under clear skies.
The Under 15’s just keep doing it. For the second week in a row they have beaten a side above them and they are now equal on points with Barossa Districts on the top of the table. With both sides having players missing because of the under 16 carnival this coming week the Tigers seemed to cover their absentees better than Barossa and led all day in what was a great game of football. Coach Mathews was very pleased with the overall performance of his chargers. Brad Pilkington was outstanding and ran hard all day and was awarded the Tiger’s best player. Others who contributed on the day were Cameron Tagg, Brandon Acton, Cooper Slate, Aaron Leighton and Luke Johnson.
Our Under 17’s were full of confidence after their great win last week but were no match for the bigger, stronger Barossa outfit. The Bulldogs played great, fast attacking football and must be clear premiership favourites even this far out from the finals. Haydon Reynolds tried hard all day against the odds and was judged the Tigers best player. Others to play well on the day were Sean Maher, Brandon Downie, Beau Mason, Adam Byster and Paul Searle.
The Reserves got back into winning form against a hard trying Bulldogs team. With more polish the Tigers got back to playing attacking, fast play on football and ran out comfortable winners by 94 points. Luke Edwards came back into the side from the A’s and showed he is going to put pressure on the players in the firsts with a great game and was awarded the Jim’s Fencing best player award. Other players who contributed on the day were Josh Edwards, Paul Bova, Ryan Wenham, Jon Hallion and Todd Lamont.
After a hard fought first quarter the A’s got down to business and had a comfortable 86 point win over the Bulldogs. The side looked far more settled with Charlie Molneux and Brad Hunt back in the side and it was no surprise that these 2 figured high in our best players. Daniel Stanley had a great game running hard of half back while Corey Solly again battled manfully in ruck. Others to contribute were Sean Brading, Jake Asher and Shane Souter.
It was great to see so many Sponsors attend Sponsor’s Day Saturday. Although the weather was not always perfect the results were and it gave the club the chance to say thank you to all our Sponsors for their continued support.
This week we are again at home when we host Nuriootpa at the dog track. The boys will be keen to keep the winning formula with South Gawler snapping at our heels.
A big reminder to all supporters, 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.
July 19th versus Nuriootpa at home.
July 26th versus South Gawler at South plus 125th Anniversary Dinner and Auction at Staplex
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