This weekend we ventured to Freeling to take on the Redlegs with all games being played in perfect conditions on Saturday. Both the Under 9 Black & Gold sides put in a great effort and battled hard in their respective games. The Black side award winners were Nate De La Perrelle, Sam Argent, Lachlan Johnston, Jack Jolly, Zy Longman and Jordan Maurits. The Gold team award winners being Toby Haskard, Jaquade Elliott, Jesse Bombardieri and Noah Seddon. In the Under 11’s the Black side lost to a stronger Freeling outfit in a good game of football. Award winners were Jaden Maurits, James Spicer, Connor Maurits, Jayden Reed, Jett Poulish and Lucas Price. The Gold side worked hard to defeat the Freeling team – all played well.

Saturday morning saw the Tiger’s under 13’s defeat the Redlegs in a scrappy affair when neither side were able to kick a goal. Scores finished at 10 points to the Tigers while Freeling kicked 2 points. Looks like there will be plenty of goal kicking practice this week. Awards were presented to Hudson Vivian, Jordan Tucker, Caleb Burrows and Cody Postill. Next to take the field was the Under 15’s and after the heartbreak of their last game narrow defeat it was their turn to have a narrow win getting over the Freeling boys by 5 points. Coach Nicholls was full of praise for the fighting qualities the boys showed. Lachie Wilson was hard at the football all day from full back and was judged the Tigers best player. Others to play well for were Jack Nicholls, Ross Grady, Sam Griffiths, Austin Hill and Clayton Burrows.

The 17’s got back on the winners list with a hard fought win against the Redlegs. The game was anyone’s at 3 quarter time with the Tigers leading by 7 points but a 7 goal to 2 last quarter gave the Tigers a 39 point win. Better players for the Tigers were Jacob Marsden who is having a great season, Brad Pilkington (back from Central Districts), Kane Ford, Jack Evans (first ever game of Aussie Rules), Owen John and Josh Needham.

The Reserves finished up having a reasonably comfortable win after having 31 scoring shots to Freeling’s 10. Even though 21 of the scoring shots were points the Tigers still ran out winners by 51 points. Youngster Adam Byster was judged our best for his hard running game. Others to play well were Brandon Downie, Matt Taylor-McDonald, Joel Latimer, Morgan Reed and Rhys Oxenham.

In the A’s came up against a strong Freeling side who hit the ball hard right from the first bounce. In what was an even first half the Redlegs took a 12 point lead into the second half and the Tigers got it back to 8 points at the last break but Freeling took over in the last quarter to run out comfortable winners by 34 points. What can you say about Charlie Molyneux he did everything that was humanly possible to get the Tigers over the line and was easily the best player on the ground. Others to play well were Ryan Wenham, Corey Solly, Daniel Stanley, Jake Asher and Beau Mason (first A grade game). Congratulations to Beau Mason and Kyle Hummel on their first A grade games.

This week all sides have a week off. The following week we host the undefeated Barossa Bulldogs in what will be a great game of football.

Diary Dates:
June 10 – Long Weekend v- No Football or Netball
June 17 – vs Barossa at home.
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