It’s back and don’t we love it! The Tigers had a great day at Angaston on Saturday. We saw the U13’s take to the field in the first game. With only 9 players from last year’s side the lads played very determined football but were beaten by a more experienced Panthers outfit. There is a lot to look forward to with these lads and we are sure they will only benefit from this hit out. Angaston 8.5. 53 to Gawler Central 1.3. 9 Best Players Xander Bates, Sam Griffiths, Max Gray and Kye Demarchi
The under 15’s had a great game against an inexperienced Angaston side and controlled the match from the first bounce. Playing an exciting run on style of football the lads showed that they will win more than they lose in 2016. Our better players were Jack Nicholls (5 goals), Corey Smith, Zac Demarchi, Kai Mason, Tom Cameron and Josh Needham.
In the 17’s the boys had a tough match against a very determined Angaston side and there was very little in the game from the first bounce to the final siren. The Tigers won by 9 points in a nail biting final quarter. New Coach Kym Herrmann was full of praise for his young chargers and is looking forward to a big season from the boys. Best for the Tigers was Alex Robertson who led the ruck all day. Others to play well were Trey Mason, Lachlan Corbin, Brodi Mathews, Brandon Kemp and Brandon Hubbard.
The Reserves powered away from the Panthers after a fairly even first quarter. After quarter time the Tigers ran all over the Angaston lads to record a 17 goal win in near perfect conditions. The Tigers dominated every line and were never troubled. Tyson Duffield is starting to show some real maturity in the middle of the ground and completely dominated the ruck contests and was judged our best player. Others to show early season form were veteran Steven (Motor) Gladigau, Matt Phillips, Tom Williams, Paul Bova (6 goals) and Adam Cox.
We were always favorites coming into the game against Angaston and although we won by a comfortable margin of 76 points, Angaston made us earn every kick in the first half which was a very scrappy affair. The longer the game went the more it opened up for the Tiger’s runners who controlled the ball for much of the second half. Tom Dunne (5 goals) from a dozen marks was clearly the best player on the ground with young gun Cameron Reynolds, Clint (Guru) Hill, Craig Taylor (first game for the club), Corey Solly and Jake Asher also high in the best players.
This week we host the Barossa Bulldogs in our first home game of the season. The Bulldogs have recruited heavily in the off-season and had a convincing win against Freeling on Saturday so they will come to the Dog Track full of confidence. We need all our supporters to get down to Gawler Oval on Saturday to watch some great football and netball and help get the Tigers over the line. Sponsors are welcome to enjoy refreshments at half time of the football in the club rooms.

Diary Dates:
April 16th – 1st home game of the season vs Barossa
April 23rd – Anzac Day match versus South Gawler at South

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