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5 from 5 for the first time this Season.

June 4, 2019 by  

The Tigers won five from five at the weekend with most games being won convincingly. The exception being the Men’s 1st Grade which battled hard to defeat a very determined and improved Gungahlin combination at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.

The club also had the chance to send off our beloved Chapo Scotty Minchin with the 5 wins, who due to work commitments will miss the remainder of season 2019! We thank “El Chapo” for everything he has done for the club and can’t wait to have him back soon.

Tigerettes Reserve Grade

In perfect conditions on Saturday the Tigerettes Reserve Grade played Eastlake at Kingston Oval.  Although slow out of the blocks, the youthful Tigerettes gained the ascendancy in the final quarter to post 7 goals to run out comfortable winners by 105 points. Up forward the Morgan Margosis posted 6 goals, two beauties in the opening term from the far pocket. Liv Straker was at her very best producing an outstanding game on the eve of her trip overseas for the next month.

The Tigerettes are currently second on the ladder with a top of the table clash at Allinsure Park against the Riverina Lions sure to drag a strong contingent of Tiger followers to the game on Saturday 15 June at 2pm.

Tigers Men’s 1st Grade

It was never going to be easy against a very improved Gungahlin Jets on Sunday at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval. The Jets have been extremely competitive in 2019 and with the addition of a few quality Canberra Demons players they pushed the Tigers to the final siren, the visitors eventually posting a 36-point victory.

The game was in the balance until the final five minutes with a couple of late goals to the Tigers blowing out the final score. Gungahlin Coach John Love was extremely pleased with his charges as their gradual improvement this season is sure to worry a few teams later in the season.

In the visitors change rooms the mood for a winning game was the complete opposite, with most (in particular the Coach) knowing full well they will need to improve if they are to be a true contender come finals.

Regardless, there were positive performances to come from the game. Matt Grocott was a dominate force up forward posting 4 goals and being a target each and every time the ball went forward.  Liam Greenwell played close to his best game to date for the Tigers with Captain Josh Bryce being inspirational with his attack on the footy at all times.

Several players in the Tigers Reserve Grade are sure to push for selection after the bye this weekend. The Tigers next game will be against Tuggeranong Hawks at Greenway before an important clash against Eastlake at home on Sunday 23 June.

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