On the weekend we ventured to the Barossa to take on the Tanunda Magpies on their own patch. The weekend started on a cool Friday night at Tanunda with the Under 9’s represented by the Black side only as the Gold side had the bye this weekend. The Black team had some tough competition but battled hard it what was a great effort. The Black side award winners were Kane De La Perrelle, Daniel Boxall, Luca Renshaw, Henry Roeger and James Starr. In the Under 11’s the Black side defeated Tanunda in a very good display of team football. Award winners were Oscar King, Will Evans, The Tuckster, Jett Poulish, Josh Boxall and Thomas Shepherdson. The Gold side defeated Tanunda in a game of 2 halves. Behind at half time the side got it together in the second half to storm home for a good win. Award winners were Cameron Kerr, Jack Starr, Liam Cormack, Aiden Schubert and Lachlan Morris.

Saturday morning saw the Tiger’s under 13’s take on the Magpies in very windy conditions. The game was very scrappy as the boys struggled to adapt to the conditions but did enough to run out winners by 3 points. Awards were presented to Nate Oldman, Tyson Kerr, Ryan Dieckmann, Brandon Barlow, Cooper Argent, Jordan Tucker and Josh Harris. Next to take the field was the Under 15 side and although they fell short by 20 points they fought the game right out to outscore the Tanunda boys easily in the last quarter. Unfortunately they left too much to do in the last quarter but they didn’t give up at any stage. Lachie Wilson had a great game and was named the side’s best player (he was also named in the under 17’s best). Others to play well for were Ross Grady, Sam Griffiths, Jack Hutchins, Jack Nicholls and Jai de la Perrelle.

The 17’s struggled against the league’s second side but had they kicked straight the losing margin would have been much closer than the eventual 33 points. Best player for the Tigers was Josh Needham who put in his usual 100% effort. Kane Ford, Sam Dowden, Jack Evans, Tom Cameron and Lachie Wilson also played well.

Again down on numbers the Reserves fielded 3 under 17’s and struggled against a very strong Tanunda side. Although the team tried hard they lacked the manpower to compete on the scoreboard. Adam Byster had a great game and competed hard for the ball all day and was named the best for the Tigers. Others to play well were Brodi Mathews, Kyle Hummel, Rhys Oxenham, Lachlan Corbin and Josh Needham.

On paper the A’s seemed to be undermanned against the Magpie side who had most of their stars back. The first quarter was a very close battle with both sides scoring 2 goals 4 behinds. Unfortunately for the Tigers that was as close as we got as the Magpies with a more even contribution across the ground, slowly took control of the match. Club veteran Casey Thomas was clearly our best player and the margin would have been far greater if he hadn’t held the backline together. Jamie Wegner put in another great effort in the centre with Josh Edwards, Corey Solly, Sean Brading, and Andrew Wright.

This week we host the South Gawler Lions which will be a great contest as it always is. As part of the day the club (in conjunction with South Gawler) will be host our first special “Pink Day” in support of a great cause – Australian Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “Pink” High tea starts from 12 noon and is being held in the marquee over near the Greyhound Nixon Function Centre – tickets are $30 each and are available from the club.

Diary Dates:
July 29th Vs South Gawler at home including “Pink Day”.
August 5th Vs Nuriootpa at Nuriootpa.

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