Again we saw the weekend get underway on Friday night under lights at the Dog Track when our Under 9’s and 11’s played Barossa. The oval was packed with families and the weather was just perfect to make a great night to watch kids play footy. The Under 9 Black side awards went to Connor Bennett, James Spicer, Hayden Rosenzweig and Liam Cormack while the Under 9 Gold awards went to Ethan Demarchi, Joshua Green, Jethro Ryan and Darcy Smith. With the Under 11’s the Black side’s awards went to Nate Oldman, Daniel Allan, Cooper Argent and Jordan Tucker while the Golds side’s awards went to Wyatt Seedon, Jayden Mullan, Rhys Buczko and Seth Claxton.
The Under 13’s got Saturday’s events off to a start on the main oval with an exciting draw against the Barossa youngsters. Our lads were in trouble in the first half but played a great 3rd quarter and eventually salvaged an exciting draw. Best players for the Tigers were Jordan Barlow, Locky Wilson, Michael McInerney and Shannon Willis.
The under 15’s came up against a polished Barossa outfit and although they tried hard all day were no match for the boys from the hills and went down by 63 points. The lads did put some good passages of football together and aren’t far away from their first win. Better players for the Tigers were Brad Pilkington, Cameron Tagg, Vince Ienco, Johnny Tipoukidis, Jack O’connell and Brodie Haskard.
Our 17’s continued their massive start to the season with another win in excess of 100 points. The boys are playing some outstanding football without a weak link in the side. 10 goal kickers on the day show how versatile the team is. Best for the Tigers was a new player to the club Jamie Wegener while others to play well were Kyle Hummell, Dylan Pilkington, Adam Byster (6 goals),Adrian Connelly and Adam Robertson.
The Reserves continued on their winning way with a hard fought win against a dogged Barossa outfit. The margin of 18 points was a fair indication of the game with Barossa not letting the Tigers open the game up. Lee Corneliusen continued his good form from last week and was judged the Tigers best with Haydon Schloithe, Sean and Cameron Maher, Bryce Connole and Mathew Pike also playing well.
Barossa had played well in parts of their first 2 matches and the boys were prepared for a hard hit out in the A Grade but the game was all over at half time after the Tigers blew the Dogs out of the water. 19 goals to 2 at the main break showed the first half dominance of the Tiger. Jason Blakemore was everywhere in a dominant display out of the centre and was judged the Tigers best in a very even team performance. Others who played well were Tom Dunne (7 goals), Paul Bova (having a great season), Joel Latimer, Ben Walter (1st A grade game for the Tigers) and Shane Souter. The boys wore black arm bands on Saturday as a mark of respect for Hunt family on the passing of Brad’s Grandmother.
Club person of the week was Liam Connole who is responsible for the club’s merchandise and looking after our IT needs – top stuff Liam, thanks for all that you do.
This week we get to have a week off as we have the bye. The following week we venture to Angaston to take on the Panthers.
May 9th Bye weekend
May 16th Vs Angaston at Angaston
May 25th Vs South Gawler at home – Sponsor’s Day.