Saturday saw us head to Tanunda for the Anzac Day round of matches and congratulations to the Tanunda Football and Netball Clubs for their wonderful organization on the day. It really was a fitting tribute to the memory of all those servicemen and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their Country.
The weekend got underway on Friday night when the Under 9’s and 11’s played at Tanunda on a very cold and wet evening. The Under 9 Black side awards went to Liam Rowland, James Starr, Hayden Hanrahan and Jack Jolly. While the Under 9 Gold player awards went to Craig Brunato, Oliver Heberle, Zac Seaton and Noah Seddon. With the Under 11’s the Black side’s awards going to Boyd Worden, Joshua Harris, Thomas Allan and Tyson East. The Golds side’s awards went to Connor O’Donnell, Sebastian Krollig, Jaras Stankevicius and Elijah McDonald. This week we will see the Under 9’s and 11’s play under lights at the Dog Track with 2 games at 6.30 and 2 at 7.30. This will be an exciting event in the sporting lives of these kids so get down to the Dog Track and give them your support.
The Under 13’s got Saturday off to a good start with a strong win against the Tanunda Magpies by 28 points. The boys have picked up the pace of playing at this level with ease and are putting together great passages of play. Best players for the Tigers were Jack Taylor Evans, Jack Hutchins, Jake Halliday and Dylan McGrath.
The under 15’s struggled against a much more physical Magpies outfit in their game and although they tried hard all match they eventually lost by 50 points. Better players for the Tigers were Brad Pilkington, Jacob Marsden, Vince Ienko, Liam Sutton, Josh Denton and Daniel Pratt.
In the 17’s the lads continued their great start to the season by thumping the Magpies by 163 points in a very one-sided game. With good players all over the ground the Tigers were never troubled having 12 goal kickers on the day. Best for the Tigers was Kyle Hummell while others to play well were Jamie Wegener, Paul Searle, Lachlan Carter, Zac Gupta and Kyle Giniotis.
The Reserves also continued their impressive start to the season with a convincing 57 point victory. With plenty of pace and energy around the ball the Tanunda boys couldn’t match the midfield dominance of the Tigers. One of those midfielders was Kyle Wurst who showed the form that had him playing most of 2014 in the A’s, he can’t be far away from A grade selection. Others to play well were Lee Corneliusen (first game of the season), Aaron Fox (5 goals), Jordan Neat, Sean Maher and Ryan Wenham.
We all knew it was going to be a tough game in the A’s, it always is at this ground. Tanunda started the game fast and hard at the ball and kept that pressure on all day. Our lads just couldn’t break into the clear at any stage and were playing catch up footy all afternoon. The final margin of 6 points may have in some ways been a little flattering to our lads as Tanunda seemed to always have the game under control. New boy on the bloke Nathan Flynn was judged the Tigers best for a strong game at half back. Others who played well were Andrew Wright (great job on Tanunda’s Leigh Westoff), Clint Hill, Shane Souter, Paul Bova and Glen Meulendyks.
This week we’re back at home when we host the Barossa Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have surprised many of the experts with their performances so far this year. Although they haven’t been able to register a win they have certainly been competitive. Get down to the Dog Track on Saturday and support the Tigers it will be great day of football. Saturday night we will be holding the Player Auction in the Greyhound Facility. This is always a great night so get your syndicates together and come along and buy your favorite footballer or netballer. Remember meals will be served from around 6pm onwards.
May 2nd versus Barossa Bulldogs at home
May 9th Bye weekend
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