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Injuries mar solid Round 7 performances

June 18, 2019 by  

The Tigers notched 3 from 5 wins last weekend with wins in Men’s and Women’s 1st Grade and Men’s Reserve Grade.  The Tigers Under 18 Grade team went down to the Tuggeranong Hawks for the second time this season as did the Tigerettes Reserve Grade for the second time to the strong Riverina Lions combination.

However it was a train wreck in the senior men’s grades with both men’s 1sts & Res not being able to finish with a bench by the end of their games. Hopefully they aren’t serious in the wash up however the Tigers depth will be tested in the coming weeks!

Tigerettes Reserves

The Tigerettes Reserve Grade were hoping to provide strong opposition for competition leaders Riverina Lions at home, but except for the first quarter, they offered little resistance to a polished Lions combination.

Playing at home, the Tigerettes fielded a relatively strong combination but were no match as they Lions played constructive footy using many of their experienced players to advantage. Although holding a slender margin at the half time break, the Lions piled on the points as the game progressed eventually winning by 37 points. Lauren Flakelar was a “tower” of strength down back often repelling many attacking moves by Riverina.

Mon McGrath also provided strong opposition along with Lani Watson who has been playing with a very badly injured finger much to her credit.

Queanbeyan Tigers

Goal Kickers: S. Dal Santo
Best Players: L. Flakelar, M. McGrath, C. O’Neill, C. McCarthy-Partridge, J. Vucago

Riverina Lions

Goal Kickers: K. Jackson 2, K. Forrest, E. Oates, B. Georgina, H. Conroy
Best Players: B. Georgina, J. Powell, A. White, K. Ireland, K. Crompton, K. Forrest

Under 18 Grade Rising Stars

A depleted Tigers Under 18 Grade Rising Stars played the early match at Greenway Oval on Sunday in freezing conditions but they were dogmatic in every way.  Player unavailability and injuries have been the norm for this team all year and unfortunately that wont change for some time. But to their credit they battled hard against an improved opposition and went down fighting only in the last 10 minutes of the game.

The Tigers have gained a gun in Mitch Taylor.  The more we see of this lad, the better he will be and more importantly, the more opportunities he will have at playing higher up as he progresses. Hugh Clark was outstanding as was young Ben Purdon. They are both great prospects for senior teams in the future. Harrison Miller also played his best game for the year as did the dynamic Ollie Rowley.

This young team is progressing nicely. They have a real battle to make finals but hopefully with inclusions in the latter part of the season they may be provided a finals opportunity.

Queanbeyan Tigers

Goal Kickers: M. Taylor 2, H. Hunter, A. Salmond, J. Manners, J. Armstrong, J. Gilbert
Best Players: H. Clark, J. Gilbert, B. Purdon, M. Taylor, H. Miller, O. Rowley

Tigers Men’s Reserve Grade

From a starting lineup one short of a full team, they were down more numbers within minutes of the game commencing. Harry Straker was a late withdrawal from the team and was not replaced. Ben Millynn broke his wrist and then Anthony Lopilato limped from the field.  Next to exit was Coach Alex Lawder with a serious injury requiring hospitalisation, so the Tigers played most of the match with 17 players.

Fortunately, the Tigers were able to cover the losses and were convincing victors over the Tuggeranong Hawks at Greenway. There were some excellence performances including that of Wilson Morshead. He has certain developed a strong physical game and pushed the Tigers into attacked on many occasions. Up forward the Club welcomed back Will Taylor for his first game of the season. Will being the Club and Leagues leading goal kicker in the Under 18 Grade last season. He didn’t fail on the weekend with 5 goals. An injury preseason has kept him sidelined until last Sunday and he impressed with his strong marking ability.

Marcus Lawrence continues to push for senior grade selection, once again posting 4 goals. Ryan Worn at fullback also impresses as does Kyle Doherty with his hardness at the ball being a feature.

 

 

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