The weekend got off to a great start on a perfect night for football at Tanunda when our Under 9’s and 11’s played against teams from Tanunda. The Under 9 Gold team award recipients were Jayden Reed, Jeff Poulish, Cody Pickering, Toby Huskard and Jaxon Cobb. The Black team’s award winners were Nyke Papas, Cooper Luckman, Corey Benwell, Callum Vivian and Zander Walton. In the Under 11’s Black side defeated the Tanunda boys and showed a lot of character against good opposition award winners were Caleb Burrows, William Evans, Conner Holland, Jordan Tucker and Shyla Tucker. The Gold side also had a fine win and are enjoying their football, award winners were William Tligi, Liam Cormack, Seth Claxton, Nicholas Storm and Jaras Stankevicious.
Saturday morning saw the Under 13’s played the first game on the main oval and ran into a strong Magpie outfit falling short 20 points in an entertaining game. The better players for the Tigers were Dan Allan, Chelsea Linsell, Hayden Johnson, Evan Brown and Jordan Barlow.
In the under 15’s our lads came up against the top side in the Tanunda Magpies and struggled against a very methodical team. The Tiger lads never gave up and fought the game out to the end.
The 17’s game saw the third placed Tigers come up against the second place side Tanunda in what was a close game for all 4 quarters. In the end the Tigers held on for a nail biting 1 point win which will see the 2 teams swap places on the table.
In the Reserves we saw the Tigers take control of a very good exhibition of Reserves football after the long break. The game had its spiteful moments and both sides hit the ball and the player hard In the end the Tigers got over the line by 40 points to keep their perfect record intact for 2016. Tom Williams controlled the half back line all day and was clearly best on ground. Others to play well were Aaron Fox, Jordan Neat, Adam Byster, Ryan Wenham, and Rhys Kalic.
After another slow start, down by 20 points at quarter time, the Tigers got it together in the last 3 quarters to eventually run out winners by 8 goals. Taking total control in the middle of the ground the Tigers slowly wore the valiant Magpies down from quarter time. Craig Taylor played his best game for the club and was tough and hard at the ball all day. Craig Jamar won almost every tap in the middle and around the ground while Brad Mercer kicked another lazy 8 goals. Kirk Heberle, Cameron Reynolds and Jason Blakemore were also high on the best players list.
This week we host the Freeling Redlegs who have a tough start to the season but are always competitive and the Tigers will need to ensure they don’t let this one slip. It will be a great day of football and netball so get down to the dog track and support the Tigers.
May 14th – home vs Freeling.
May 21st – Bye
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