The weekend started on another perfect Friday night for football under lights at Gawler Oval where our younger teams all played against Tanunda. The Under 9 Black side had a bye this week while the Gold side had a great performance and played a fantastic game against the Magpie team. Award winners were Noah Seddon, Harrison Chambers, Samuel Johnson, Joshua Pickering and Thomas Tligi. In the Under 11’s the Black side defeated Tanunda. This team continues to improve and they outplayed the Tanunda side to record a convincing win. Award winners were Connor McAskill, Thomas Shepherdson, Cody Pickering and Connor Assender. The Gold side also had a good win continuing on from their form of last week. Better players being Ethan Williams, Timothy Johnson, Mitchell Tidswell and Ethan Demarchi.

Saturday morning saw the Tiger’s under 13’s take on the Magpies in great conditions for football. After a slow start and down by 2 goals at quarter time the team rallied and kicked 8 goals straight to record a 14 point win to keep their unbeaten start to the season intact. Awards were presented to Josh Harris, Connor Holland, Elijah McDonald and Logoh Tligi. Next to take the field was the Under 15’s who were in front at half time after a great first-half. Unfortunately the lads couldn’t hang on & were over-run in the second half to go down by 36 points. Better players for the Tigers were Lachie Wilson, Sam Griffiths and Tyler Kemp.

Although the 17’s are still down on numbers they had a great win against the Magpie boys in a great game of football. Coaches Edwards & Wright were delighted with the effort of the boys particularly the young lads from the under 15’s who are filling in. Better players for the Tigers were Rhys Markin, Tom Cameron (4 goals), Owen John, Jacob Marsden, Sam Dowden and Jarryd Fisher.

The Reserves got back to the right side of the ledger this week in a nail biter. Down 2 players early in the game the boys hung in there against the fast finishing Tanunda side to run out winners by the smallest margin of 1 point. It will be a great match up next week when we front the South Gawler Lions. Veteran Lee Corneliusen was impassable at half back and was judged the Tigers best with Tyson Foreman, Dylan Hewett, Tim Clark, Jack Hamilton and Paul Searle also playing well.

The scribes gave us no chance against the Tanunda Magpies but obviously the Tiger players had a different idea & they flew out of the blocks & never took their foot of the pedal. Kicking against a 3 goal wind the Tigers were 3 goals up at quarter time and 62 points up at the long break. 3 late goals to Tanunda in the last few minutes of the game flattered the scoreboard for the Magpies who were never in the contest – the final margin was 73 points. Charlie Molyneux was in everything and as usual was clean by both hand and foot and set up many attacks for the Tigers, clearly best on ground. Corey Solly (5 goals and was the best forward on the ground), youngster Dylan Pilkington, Jake Asher, Blayke Lane (1st A grade game) & Kyle Wurst also played well. Coach Matt Whelan stressed that although it was a great win next week is another challenge the side has to meet.

This week we travel South to play the Lions in what will be tough games for all sides. Get down and support the Tigers you will not be disappointed with what the boys deliver.

Diary Dates:
May 13th – Vs South Gawler away.
May 20th – Vs Nuriootpa at home – Sponsor’s Day

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