The weekend got off to a great start on a perfect Friday night for football under lights at the Dog Track. Our Under 9’s and 11’s played against teams from Freeling. The Under 9 Gold team award recipients were Ashton Rix, Jackson Cobb, Connor Assender, Oliver Heberle and Noah Seddon. The Black team’s award winners were Boyd Sandery, Aiden Schubert, James Starr, Jack Starr and Cameron Vardy. In the Under 11’s our Black side defeated the Freeling Blue boys with great team football, with some stand out efforts from first year players. Award winners were Hayden Hanrahan, Emerson Massey, Cody Postill, Tyler Shippan and Josh Boxall. The Gold side also had a good win against the Freeling Red side producing another strong performance. Award winners were Darcy Smith, Ryan Menz, Ethan Demarchi, Brandon Barlow and Hudson Vivian.

Saturday morning saw the Under 13’s played the first game on the main oval and lost to the Freeling side. The boys played at half time at the Adelaide Oval on Friday night and were definitely flat after a big night. The better players for the Tigers were Shawn Greenwood, Brayden Cave, Harry Hutchins and Will Schmidt.

In the under 15’s our lads played some of the best football they have played all year against a hard trying Freeling side. The lads got off to a flyer and never looked backed running out winners by 111 points. Better players for the Tigers were Jacob Marsden, Vincenzo Ienco, Kai Mason, Josh Needham, Lachlan Wilson and Blake Penna.

The 17’s game saw another one-sided game when the Tigers ran out easy winners by over 90 points against a hard trying Freeling side. With winners all over the ground the lads are playing a great brand of football and Coach Lane is happy with their progress at this stage of the season. Better players for the Tigers were Trey Mason (had a great start to the season), Blake Lane (5 goals), Zac Gupta, Ben Clark, Jake Billing and Cameron Fletcher.

In the Reserves we saw the Tigers take control from the first bounce to eventually run out winners by over 120 points. The Tigers had good players on every line and the Redlegs were never in the game. It’s great to see some of the younger players in the Tigers line up featuring in the best players. This week it was Hayden Schliothe and Jamie Wegener who were judged our best 2 while others to play well were Rhys Kalkic, Jordan Neat, Ryan Wenham and Lee Corneliusen.

Slow starts seem to be plaguing the A’s this year and Saturday was no different with the Redlegs 3 goals up at quarter time and looking the better side. It took some stern words from Coach Herzick at the first break to see the Tigers snap into gear. An 8 goal to 1 second quarter saw the Tigers hold a comfortable lead at half time. Although the second half was a formality the Freeling boys stuck to their guns and played some good football. The final winning margin of 91 points was probably a bit flattering but no doubt the side will take it. Tom Dunne was clearly the best player on the ground kicking 9 goals and handing out a couple of others. Cameron Reynolds continued his great early season form while others to play well were Dylan Bell, Ben Walter, Sean Brading and Mister reliable Kirk Heberle. It was great to see former Captain and Best and Fairest winner Luke Howard back in a Tigers jumper.
This week we get a rest after a frantic start to the season – so catch your breath as we tackle the Donnybrooks the following week at Willaston.

Diary Dates:
May 21st – Bye
May 28th vs Willaston at Willaston
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