The weekend started on Friday night when one of our under 13’s played Gawler Oval under lights. Our second under 13’s team played the first game Saturday morning on the main oval at Gawler Oval in perfect conditions. The under 9’s & 11’s sides played at the end of season carnival at Nuriootpa on Sunday and by all reports it was a great day and a pleasure to watch these youngsters display the skills they have learnt this year.
The under 15’s finished off the minor round with a comprehensive 146 point win against a valiant but undermanned Bombers outfit. With winners all over the ground the Tiger lads never gave their opposition a look in from the opening bounce. The boys now have a week off to prepare for their second semi-final match against Barossa at Freeling in 2 weeks time. Dylon Assender played a great game and was awarded the Tiger’s best player. Others who contributed on the day were Billy McGree, Brodi Mathews (9 goals), Brandon Hubbard (6 goals), Trey Mason and Cooper Slate.
Our under 17’s got back in the winning way with a hard fought 40 point. The lads had the game under control from quarter time and played some very good attacking football. They are going to need to repeat this brand of football next Saturday when they front the South Gawler Lions at Angaston in the sudden death first semi-final. Sean Maher played with his normal poise and skill and was judged the Tigers best player. Others to play well on the day were Kyle Ginotis, Hayden Reynolds, Jay Frahn, Beau Mason and Matt Stewart.
We saw the Reserves get back to some of their early season form with a solid 39 point win against a Bombers side who still had a sniff of making the finals. Playing fast open football they split the Kapunda side up the middle but couldn’t finish it off on the scoreboard having 14 more scoring shots than their opponents. The side now gets a week off before taking on the Willaston Donnybrooks in the second semi-final Saturday week at Freeling. Steven (Motor) Gladigau was superb with his hard running and accuracy by hand and foot and was awarded the Jim’s Fencing best player award. Other players who contributed on the day were Ian Naulty, Dylan Bell, Mark Mercer, Jon Hallion and Rhys Kalic.
Most of the pundits predicted our A grade would win comfortably on Saturday but no one would have forecast the final 133 point margin. It was evident from the opening bounce that the lads had come to play. Hitting the ball and the opposition hard and fast the Tigers had a 9 goal lead at the first change and it was all elementary from there. The Bombers tried hard but were no match for a very efficient Tiger’s outfit. Tom Dunne played an absolute blinder kicking 10 goals and probably should have had 15 had he not missed a few easy shots. For his performance he was awarded the Jim’s Fencing best player award. Other to play well were Daniel Stanley, Tyson Foreman (playing his 100th A grade game for the club), Brad Hunt, Clint Hill and Luke Edwards. The lads now get a week off before taking on the Willaston Donnybrooks in what will be a classic semi-final at Freeling Saturday week.
Tickets are now available at the club for this year’s 100 club. With a first prize of $2000 you need to be in it to win it. The club will be holding the draw at the club on Sunday 21st September with lunch and special drink prices for 100 club ticket holders.
We need all Tiger supporters to get over to Angaston on Saturday to support the under 17’s and many of the netball sides playing to stay in the final’s race.