The weekend got off to a very cold but fine start at Gawler Oval on Friday night. Our Under 9’s and 11’s played against teams from Angaston. The Under 9 Gold team award recipients were Lucas Price, Oliver Heberle, Zac Seaton, Toby Haskard, Noah Seddon and Cody Pickering. The Black team’s award winners were Aidan Schubert, Zander Walton, Nyke Pappas, Cameron Vardy and Cooper Luckman. In the Under 11’s our Black side defeated the Angaston boys. After an inaccurate start the team got going and moved the ball well against a very competitive opposition. Award winners were Caleb Burrows, William Evans, Connor Holland, Nate Oldman, Jordan Tucker and Tyler Schippan. The Gold side also had a good win against the Angaston side in a very close contest. Award winners were Darcy Smith, Nicholas Storm, Cameron Kerr, Seth Claxton and Ethan Demarchi.
Saturday morning saw the Under 13’s played the first game on the main Gawler oval and lost to a very effective Angaston side. The boys put in a strong performance to eventually go down by 34 points. The better players for the Tigers were Connor O’Donnell, Seth Collins, Clayton Burrows, Sam Griffiths and Jordan Barlow.
In the under 15’s our lads played some terrific football and completely outplayed the Angaston side with a great 4 quarter effort. With good players all over the ground the Tigers eventually ran out winners by 103 points. Better players for the Tigers were Vincenzo Ienco, Thomas Cameron, Kai Mason, Tyler Kemp, and Austin Hill.
The 17’s game was a very tight affair all day with no more than a couple of goals in the game up to the final stanza which saw the Tigers trailing by 9 points. In the last quarter the boys dug deep kicking 4 goals while keeping the Panthers goalless to eventually run out winners by 19 points. Better players for the Tigers were Alex Robertson who controlled the ruck all day, Blake Lane (4 goals), Cooper Slate, Brandon Acton, Brandon Hubbard and Owen John.
In the Reserves we saw the Tigers belt the Panthers to the tune of 83 points. With winners all over the ground the result was never in doubt. 10 different goal kickers for the Tigers showed the dominance the team held over the Angaston side. Josh Edwards had a great game for the Tigers and was judged the sides best. Others to play well for the Tigers were Cooper Stoll, Ryan Wenham, Jordan Purdie, Jamie Wegener and Beau Mason.
From the first bounce it was plain to see the Panthers were in for a long day at the dog track. Complete dominance around the football started by Craig Jamar the Tigers onballers had a picnic. Brad Mercer had a day out with the relentless supply coming from down the ground he kicked a lazy 13 goals. Mercer was clearly best on ground but there were plenty of others who gave a great contribution on the day including Sean Brading who dominated the across half forward, Charlie Molyneux as always got plenty of the ball, Craig Taylor, Jake Asher and Kyle Wurts saw plenty of it. Congratulations to youngsters Tyson Duffield and Hayden Schloithe who played their first A grade games – there is no doubt there are many more A grade games ahead for these boys.
This week we head to Williamstown to face the Bulldogs on their own dung hill. The Bulldogs will be out to revenge the 1 point loss at the dog track and it’s also 1st versus second on the table. The Tigers need you support so get over to Williamstown on Saturday and support the boys.

Diary Dates:
June 25th vs Barossa at Williamstown – Saturday night Oktoberfest at the Club from 8pm.
July 2nd vs South Gawler (Tom Symes Cup)
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