Friday night under lights at the Dog Track got the weekend off to a flying start in near perfect weather conditions. Our two Under 9 teams both played Angaston sides with the Black side’s player awards going to Zander White, Cameron Vardy, Connor Bennett, Ryan Menz and Jack Jolly. The Under 9 Gold player awards went to Charlie Dear, Connor McAskill, Cody Pickering, Zac Seaton and Darcy Smith. The Under 11 Gold side defeated Angaston in a good game of junior football. Player awards went to Tyson Kerr, Logo Tligi, Sebastian Krollig, Zac Mullan and Jayden Mullan.

The Under 13’s got Saturday’s matches underway on the main oval and we saw the Tigers defeat Angaston by 25 points in a high standard game in wet conditions. Better players for the Tigers were Jordan Barlow, Kahleb Warren, Dylan McGrath, Jack Hutchins, Jay De la perrelle and Ethan Herzick (2 goals).

The Under15’s are playing their best football at the tail end of the season and had a good win against a hard trying Panthers outfit. Coach Tagg’s perseverance is starting to show through with the lads playing a good brand of football in what were very difficult conditions on Saturday. Tigers captain Brad Pilkington was clearly the best player on the ground and has had an outstanding year. Others to play well were Cameron Tagg, Josh Denton, Jacob Marsden, Darren Pratt and Michael Geracitano.

Our Under 17’s remained undefeated as they easily accounted for the third placed Angaston side by 64 points in very wet conditions. Coach Lane was pleased with the lads first half after they led by 9 goals at half time but not so much with the second half when they took their foot off and were slightly outscored by the Panthers. Best player for the Tigers was Dylan Pilkington, who like his brother in the 15’s is having a great season. Others to play well were Jacob Connole, Sam Dowden, Trey Mason, Paul Searle and Jake Billing.

The Reserves continued their dominant season when they belted the Panthers by 101 points in very ordinary conditions with the oval surface chopped up after the earlier matches. Josh Edwards played a great game and was judged to best on ground with Matt Gibson playing his first game of the season (kicked 7 goals), Sean Maher, Mark Mercer, Tom Williams and Matt Pike also playing well.

To say Saturday’s A grade was a danger game was a real understatement where a loss could have meant us dropping out of the 4. At quarter time, with only a single goal on the board and the game a real arm wrestle it seemed like it would go down to the wire. After quarter time the Tigers dominated the game kicking 19 goals to 6 to run out eventual winners by 94 points in a very polished display. Jake Asher again completely blanketed Angaston’s potential match winner Andrew Pech and was judged our best player. Brad Mercer kicked 6 goals but handed out a couple of others and is finding some good form at the right time of the season. Others to play well were Craig Jamar, Casey Thomas, Sean Brading and Brad Hunt. Congratulations to Adam Byster and Cooper Slate who both played their first A grade games for the club and acquitted themselves very well.
This week we venture to South Gawler in a battle for second spot on the ladder. It will be a great game with South on the charge to the finals so get down to South and support the lads. Saturday night we have Bogan Bingo at the club – it’s a BYO show and starts at 7.30 – $30 each.

Diary Dates:
Saturday 8th August – at South then back to the Club for Bogan Bingo night
Saturday 15th August vs Kapunda at home.

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