On the weekend we hosted old foes South Gawler at the Dog Track. The weekend started Friday night in pretty good conditions under lights with both Under 9 & 11 sides representing the club against the Lions. The Black team had slow start but steadied to play a very good game after quarter time with their award winners being Luca Renshaw, Harrison Schubert, Archer Butler, Sam Argent, Zy Longman and James Starr. With the Gold side they battled hard all night and pot in a great effort. Awards winners were Noah Seddon, Jaxon Cobb, Navarro Sbordone, Tyler Kemble-Jone and Jesse Bombarieri. In the Under 11’s the Gold side defeated South Gawler in a dominant display of team football. Award winners were Zander Walton, Mitchell Gammie, Cooper Luckman, Corey Benwell and Hayden Rosenweig. The Black side defeated South Gawler in a game that sae our players running hard all night to create an exciting brand of football. Award winners were Shyla Tucker, Oscar King, Connor Assender, Connor MacAskill and Craig Brunato.

Saturday morning saw the Tiger’s under 13’s take on the Lions in very gusty conditions and our players adapted much better and recorded a very good win by 18 points. Awards were presented to Cooper Argent, Jayden Balacco, Ryan Dieckmann, Josh Harris and Zachary Leeflang. Next to take the field was the Under 15 side fielding 7 Under 13’s who had already played a game. Coach Nicholls was very happy with the effort from the boys and labelled it the side’s best game for the season. The margin of 6 points showed how close the game was with the boys hanging on from the fast finishing Lions. Better players for the Tigers were Austin (BOG), Ross Grady, Sam Griffiths, Xander Bates, Jack Nicholls and Jai de la Perrelle.

The 17’s came up against the league’s second side and had their measure all day until the Lions rattled on 4 goals in the last quarter and almost caught the tiring Tigers. The boys fought out the game extremely well and won by 3 points in what was easily their best game of the season. Best player for the Tigers was Sam Dowden who has had a great season. Lachlan Corbin, Josh Needham (also named in the Reserves best), Jacob Marsden, Trent Copeland and Matt Schulze also played well.

This week we saw the Reserves again down on numbers and fielded 3 under 17’s but it was a completely different effort than we saw last week. Right from the first bounce every player in a Tiger jumper played hard aggressive football against the previously undefeated Lions outfit to run out winners by 12 points. Veteran Simon Marsden continued his great season form and held the backline together all day and was named best for the Tigers. Others to play well were Lee Cornelisun, Josh Needham, Matt Taylor-McDonald, Joel Latimer and Adam Cox.

The A’s kicked against a 5 goal wind in the first quarter but it was second quarter that did the damage with the Lions holding a match winning lead at half time of 44 points. The boys struggled in front of goal and kicked 3 goal 11 in the second half. Jamie Wegner played great football out of the centre of the ground making it his own and was easily our best player. Others who took the eye were Trey Mason, Daniel Stanley, Tyson Duffield and Luke Edwards.

As part of Saturday the club (in conjunction with South Gawler) hosted our first special “Pink Day” in support of a great cause – Australian Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A “Pink” High tea was held in the marquee in front of the Greyhound facility. The day was a magnificent event, well attended with good dollars being raised for cancer research. Well done to all those responsible in organizing the event.

Diary Dates:
August 5th Vs Nuriootpa at Nuriootpa.
August 12th Bye

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