The weekend got off to a start on Friday night under lights at Gawler South in near perfect conditions. Our two Under 9 teams both played Gawler South sides with the Black side’s player awards going to Liam Cormack, Aiden Schubert, Hayden Hanrahan, Hayden Rosenweig, Liam Rowland and Boyd Sandery. The Under 9 Gold player awards went to Connor Assender, Ethan Demarchi, Cody Pickering, Jett Poulish and Ludorve T’Ligi. The Under 11 Black side defeated Gawler South in a good game of junior football. Player awards went to Josh Harris, Tyson East, Jordan Tucker, Sam Llewellyn, Will Schmidt and Caleb Burrows. The Under 11 Gold side defeated Barossa in a classy game of junior football. Player awards went to Seth Claxton, Brandon Barlow, Btrayden Cave, Connor Guinan and Evan Brown.
On Saturday the Under 13’s got Saturday’s matches underway on the main oval and we saw the Tigers comfortably defeat Gawler South by 40 points in a great display of fast, running football. Better players for the Tigers were Michael McInerney, Jaye Mathews, Thomas Chamberlain and Jake Halliday.
In the Under15’s the lads came up against the top side and although it was a one-sided game our lads didn’t give up all day. These boys have come a long way since the start of the season and are playing a good brand of football. The Tigers better players were Vince Ienco, Liam Sutton, Brad Pilkington, Jordan Bristow, Michael Geractano and Cameron Tagg.
Our Under 17’s completely outplayed their South Gawler counterparts by the tune of 101 points. It wasn’t so much the margin as it was the scoring shots with the Tigers having 42 scoring shots to 1 by the Lions. This team has talent all over the ground with Coach Lane keeping their minds right on track as they head to the finals. 9 of this team have played A grade football this year and it is showing in their performances every Saturday. Best players for the Tigers in a very even team performance were Kyle Hummel, Paul Searle, Trey Mason, Zac Gupta, Hayden Reynolds and Jake Billing.
The Reserves came tumbling back to earth against a very determined Lions outfit to fall short by the slimmest margin of 1 point. Their first defeat of the season is a very timely reminder to the Reserves that just running out on the ground doesn’t guarantee you a win. Better players for the Tigers were Cameron Maher, Matt Pike, Lee Corneliusen, Cameron King and Rhyse Kalic.
The A grade had another real danger game against the Lions in near perfect conditions. Sitting on the same points both sides would sit in second spot on their own with a win. The Tigers hit the ground running and had a comfortable lead at quarter time and never looked like relinquishing it eventually running out winners by 56 points. Brad Mercer was superb at the goal front kicking 11 goals. This is after he kicked 15 earlier this year against the Lions. Others to impress on the day were Casey Thomas who was impassable across half back, Shane Souter – getting better with age, Craig Jamar dominated the ruck, Jason Blakemore and Luke Edwards who played his best game for the season. The victory also meant the Tigers retained the Tom Symes Cup. Congratulations to Brodie Mathews who played his first A grade game. Brodie became the 9th Under 17 to play A Grade football this season.
This week we host the Kapunda Bombers in what is another battle for second spot on the ladder. It will be a great game with Kapunda looking to cement their place in the final four while the Tigers claim 2nd spot for 2015.
Saturday 15th August vs Kapunda at home.
Saturday 22nd August vs Freeling at Freeling
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