We started the weekend off on Friday night under lights when we hosted the Nuriootpa Tigers on another awesome night to play football. The Under 9 Black side had a spirited game against the Nuri team with their award winners being Luca Renshaw, Henry Roeger, Boyd Sandrey Kane De La Perrelle and Jordy Harbers. The Gold team also had a good game against a Nuri side with their award winners being Jordan Anspach, Kruz Duffield, Oscar Chambers and Jaxon Cobb. In the Under 11’s the Black side lost to a better side in Nuri Gold in what was good game of football. Award winners were Emerson Massey, Craig Brunato, Jaden Maurits, Shyla Tucker and Josh Green. The Gold side defeated Nuri Black and continued their winning form with better players being Corey Benwell, Callum Vivian, Jack Starr, Liam Cormack and Aisdan Schubert.

Saturday morning saw the Tiger’s under 13’s come up against the other undefeated side in the Nuriootpa Tigers & unfortunately our boys couldn’t quite get the job done going down by 14 points in what was a great game. Awards were presented to Thomas Allan, Wil Schmidt, Tyson Kerr and Nate Oldman. Next to take the field was the Under 15’s failed by the narrowest margin against the Nuri side with the game going down to almost the last kick of the game. Coach Nicholls was very happy with the endeavor the boys are showing & how they are improving with every game they play together. Ross Grady continued his great form and was easily the best player on the ground. Others to play well for the Tigers were Clayton Burrows, Austin Hill, Michael McInerney, Xander Bates and Lachlan Wilson.

The 17’s got off to a slow start and never really recovered. Down 10 goals to 2 at half time the lads held on manfully to outscore the Nuri boys in the second half but fell short by 41 points. Better players for the Tigers were Cameron Tagg, Ross Grady (after being best in the under 15’s), Lachlan Wilson (another under 15), Kane Ford, Trent Copeland and Jack Nicholls (under 15 player).

The Reserves fought back after an ordinary performance last week. Again this week the team let Nuri get too far ahead and they just couldn’t bridge the gap in the last quarter to fall short by 9 points. Veteran Tyson Foreman held the backline together and was judged our best with youngsters Kyle Hummel, Tim Clark (4 goals), Brodie Matthews, Peter Bradtke and Adam Byster all featuring in the best players.

The A’s got back on the winning side with a hard fought and at times spiteful game against the Nuri Tigers. The home team got off to a flyer and led by 4 goals at the first break. Nuri fought back hard in the second term to be within 7 points at the long break. In the third we saw more of the same nip and tuck football and with only 6 points separating the teams at the last change. In last quarter the Tigers kicked 5 goals to Nuri’s 2 to run out winners by 23 points. The game got out of control at times in the last quarter with a couple of reports being made by the umpires. First year player Jamie Wegener played a tough hard game off the half back line and has been improving every game. He was judged the Tiger’s best with Charlie Molyneux, Clint Hill (3 goals), Daniel Stanley, Andrew Wright, Kyle Wurst and Tyson Duffield also playing well.

This week we have the bye so we can all have a week away from football and netball. The following week we head up to Freeling to take on the Redlegs. That night at the club there will be a R & B night at the club with a $5 entrance fee & drink specials till late.

Diary Dates:
May 27th – Bye
June 3rd – vs Freeling at Freeling. R & B night at the club.
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