On the weekend we hosted the Freeling Redlegs at the Dog Track. The weekend started Friday night in very wintery conditions under lights with both Under 9 & 11 sides representing the club against the Redlegs. Both teams in the under 9’s showed great team work and played great games. The Black team award winners were Harvey Iredale, Isaac Wait, Daniel Boxall, Kane de la Perrelle, Henry Roeger and Boyd Sandrey. The Gold award winners were Jordan Anspach, Kruz Duffield, Laurience Flores, Connor Gammie, Lachlan Hall and Toby Haskard. In the Under 11’s the Gold side won with an excellent performance considering the conditions. Award winners were Timothy Johnson, Dean Saunders, Aiden Schubert, Caleb Sykes and Cameron Vardy. The Black side was defeated by a more determined Freeling side.

Saturday morning saw the Tiger’s under 13’s defeat the Redlegs in what was a dominating performance by the whole team. Awards were presented to Ryan Dieckmann, Nate Oldman, Caleb Burrows, Dan Allan, Logoh Tligi and Jordan Tucker. Next to take the field was the Under 15 side who were playing to cement their place in the four. Coach Nicholls was pleased with the effort from the boys and the clean, hard running football they played. The margin of 69 points was an indication of just how dominant the Tigers were. Better players for the Tigers were Jai de la Perrelle (5 goals), Ross Grady, Sam Griffiths, Austin Hill, Xander Bates and Clayton Burrows.

The 17’s had a tough fight all day against a gallant Freeling side. The final margin of 10 points was a true indication of just how close the game was all day. Coach Wright was full of praise for the lads attitude and steadiness when the Freeling lads came at them. Best player for the Tigers was Brandon Hubbard who had a great game and finished with 5 goals. Jarryd Fisher, Josh Needham, Owen John, A. Niblock and Tom Cameron also played well.

This week we saw the Reserves playing for pride as their bid for the finals finished a week or 2 ago. It was an easy victory in the finish by 50 points but this was after kicking 1 goal 13 at the start of the game. Eventually the lads got their kicking boots on and finished up kicking 10 goal 17 points. Joel Latimer was at his brilliant best with his hard running off the half back line and was clearly best for the Tigers. Others to play well were Kyle Hummell, Beau Mason, Matt Taylor-McDonald, Michael Davis and Tyson Foreman.

The A’s game was nip and tuck all day with less than 2 goals separating the teams for the whole match. Unfortunately the Tigers couldn’t get their nose in front and eventually lost the game by 11 points in a game which at times became quite spiteful. The boys struggled in front of goal kicking 10 goal 15 against Freeling’s 13 goal 8. Charlie Molyneux back after 8 weeks on the sidelines hit the ground running and was clearly the best player on the ground. Others who took the eye were Corey Solly, Josh Edwards, Daniel Stanley, Jamie Wagener, and Trey Mason.

Next week we head to Williamstown to take on the Barossa Bulldogs. This is our second last match for the year so it would be great to see our supporters over there supporting the players.

Diary Dates:
August 26th Vs. Barossa at Williamstown – Clubrooms closed due to Gawler show, so back to the Kingsford after the games.
September 2nd Vs Kapunda at Kapunda – back at the Club after for 100 Club draw.

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