On the weekend we ventured to Williamstown to take on the Barossa Bulldogs on their own patch. This weekend all our teams played on Saturday with the Under 9 & 11 sides playing at Sandy Creek while the rest of the sides played at the Williamstown oval. Our 9’s teams played in perfect sunny conditions and both teams showed great ball movement. The Black team award winners were Nate de la Perrelle, Zy Longman, Harrison Schubert, Luca Renshaw and Sam Argent. The Gold award winners were Jesse Bombardieri, Harrison Chambers Jaxon Cobb, Oscar Chambers and Laurience Flores. In the Under 11’s the Gold side lost but the boys never gave in and kicked 5 goals in the last quarter to go down by less than a goal. Award winners were Corey Benwell, Mitchell Gammie, Cooper Luckman, Hayden Rosenzweig and Ethan Demarchi. The Black side lost to a much stronger Barossa side. Award winners were Conner Assender, Cody Pickering, Emerson Massey, Jaden Mautis, James Spicer and Josh Boxall.

Saturday morning saw the Tiger’s under 13’s lose to the league leaders Barossa by 31 points. Awards were presented to Jordan Tucker, Tom Allan, Chelsea Linsell, Hudson Vivian and Jarrad Dieckmann. Next to take the field was the Under 15 side who played some very exciting football to finish up crushing the Bulldogs by 52 points. After a slow first quarter the tigers hit their straps to easily account for the Barossa side. With 1 game to play against bottom side Kapunda Coach Nicholls will be fine tuning the lads game ready for the first final. Better players for the Tigers were Jai de la Perrelle (6 goals), Sam Griffiths, Austin Hill, Blake Marsden, Lachie Wilson (also in the under 17’s best) and Clayton Burrows.

A very slow first quarter where the Tigers didn’t score proved to be the difference in the 17’s game. Down by 30 points at quarter time the lads fought the game out manfully to go down by 23 points. Best players for the Tigers were Jarryd Fisher, Josh Needham, Lachie Wilson, Sam Dowden, Jacob Marsden, and Tom Cameron.

The Reserves came up against the 4th placed Bulldogs outfit and led by 5 goals at on stage in the game. In a very exciting last quarter the Bulldogs fought back to square the game up with only seconds remaining. Veteran Tyson Foreman was at his best running off the half back line and setting up many attacks for the Tigers. Others to play well were Corey Nesbitt, Matt Taylor-McDonald, Paul Searle, Jason Ashton and Matt Knight.
Playing against the top side the A’s were always up against it and at quarter time it looked like a thrashing was on the cards but the boys hung in there to go down eventually by 36 points. The team can hold their heads high with plenty of positives coming out of the game. Charlie Molyneux was again brilliant with his ability to find the ball at times being unbelievable. He was clearly the best player on the ground. Others who took the eye were Kyle Wurst, Alex Robertson, Jake Asher, Corey Solly and Matt Stewart.

Next week we’re away again this time we head to Kapunda to take on the Bombers. This will be our last game of the year for the A’s, Reserves & Under 17’s so get up to Kapunda and support the teams for their last games in 2017.

During the week we lost one of the club’s stalwarts and Life Members in Alf Lipsys. Condolences to Alf’s daughter Nicole Vardy and her husband Graham, their children Ella and Cameron; and son Matt Lipsys and his partner Carmel. All club members will miss seeing Alf around the club where he has a fixture for the last 50 years.

Diary Dates:
September 2nd Vs Kapunda at Kapunda: Back to Club after which will include 100 Club draw, followed by Jukebox into the night. See Rod Knight to get your ticket in this now.
Sunday September 10th Under15’s will play in the first semi final (see details next week).

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