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Last weekend’s Senior report!

June 23, 2010 by  

A Tribute to a Wonderful AFL Canberra follower.

Queanbeyan and Tuggeranong Football Clubs acknowledged the wonderful support and commitment of Darryl McLindin to AFL Canberra last Sunday. He passed away on Sunday 20 June with both clubs observing a minute silence prior to the match. Darryl had served the Hawks for a long period of time. He was a founding member of the Hawks original club Sutherland. Wife Pat, a devout Hawks, Sydney Swans and sometimes Queanbeyan Tigers supporter was in attendance at the game for what was a moving tribute to a fine gentleman of the game. Both teams also wore black arm bands.

First Grade

Accuracy played an important part in the Tigers 50 point victory over Tuggeranong Hawks at Dairy Farmers Park last Sunday. The Tigers posted 7.1 in the first quarter, a further 9.2 in the second and finished off the last half of football with 7 goals 5. The Hawks however did not fair well in front of the big sticks posting 13.18 for the game virtually destroying any hope they had of causing an upset against the home team.

The Tigers welcomed back Andrew Lieschke for his first game in 2010 along with Neil Irwin who has been missing since the Round 4 clash against Ainslie. Billy Neely also returned to the field of play after missing the last three games through injury. Kris Thompson was again a late withdrawal from the team due to work commitments which will continue to restrict his appearances for the club since his graduation at RMC.

By half time the Tigers had a commanding lead of 16.3 to 6.7 with James Kavanagh leading the way with 6 goals. A ten goal haul was in the making but to the Hawks credit they shut down the dangerous Kav and allowed him no further contribution to the scoreboard. He was however a strong contributor throughout the game and is currently in superb form.

Toby Conroy and Billy Neely were excellent contributors around the park. Their skill level and knowledge of the game provides excellent guidance to our young players. There is certainly something about Tim Cook. He reads the play in “slow motion” while going at full pace which excites all in attendance. Nothing can be taken from the dynamic Mitch Daniher who undoubtedly is heading for a large number of votes again in the Club Best and Fairest and the Leagues Mulrooney Medal.

A last half fade out is a real concern for the coaching staff. This is not the first time this has happened and unfortunately the team had a real opportunity to claw back some of the percentage the Eastlake Demons gained by way of their match against Tuggeranong the previous week.

QUEANBEYAN 7 1 16 3 20 4 23 8 (146)
TUGGERANONG HAWKS 4 6 6 7 9 15 13 18 (96)

Goal Kickers: J. KAVANAGH 6, M. ARMSTRONG 4, T. COOK 2, B. FRUEND 2, T. Conroy 2, P. Franchi 2, J. LONGMORE , W. GRIGGS , J. Manie , M. WESCOMBE , P. SLATER
Best Players: T. Conroy, B. Neely, P. SLATER, M. WESCOMBE, J. KAVANAGH, M. ARMSTRONG

Reserve Grade

The Tigers Reserve Grade team went into this match with the knowledge that a win would put them ahead of the Hawks on the ladder and provide them with a real opportunity of pushing for a top two position as the season evolves.

A 200 Game milestone to Captain Dennis Quade provided plenty of incentive to win the match – and that they did – with a comfortable 80 point victory. Numerous players returned to the team after being unavailable and they provided the impetus to push the team to victory. The return of Daniel Jabornik was welcomed. He provided a strong target up forward and was rewarded with five goals while giving a few off to the dynamic Dave Corcoran.

Newcomer Fred Nortje is another strong target up forward and he could press for a senior grade spot down the track. Across half back Simon Mackie continues to impress selectors. After three years out of the game and with limited training under his belt Brendan Ward is another who is improving as the season evolves and his three goals were gems. Don’t forget young Gerard Walshe who posted two goals and just like his old man didn’t mind telling a few people about them !!!

And the old bloke – DQ – played his usual game – only this time it was his 200th Club appearance. Well done “OC”.

QUEANBEYAN 2 3 9 7 14 9 20 12 (132)
TUGGERANONG HAWKS 3 2 4 4 5 7 7 10 (52)

Goal Kickers: D. JABORNIK 5, D. CORCORAN 4, F. Nortje 3, B. WARD 3, G. Walshe 2, A. REGAN , C. WALSH , M. MACKENZIE
Best Players: J. Nancarrow, L. WILKINSON, B. ORMSTON, F. Nortje, D. ROSS, D. QUADE
Goal Kickers: T. FENYVESI 2, S. WILKINSON , S. TREVILLIAN , N. SMITH , L. Culnane , C. Kickett

Under 18 Grade

Accurate kicking was a feature of the Tigers Under 18 Grade thumping of the Hawks last Sunday. 20.6 is a fantastic score against a Tuggeranong Hawks team that took the field with plenty of confidence. Unfortunately for them, the Tigers were red hot with a backline hell bent on not letting the opposition score. The Tigers mid field were determined to give every opportunity to its forward line and they dually took advantage of those opportunities.

Don’t be surprised if 16 year old Sam Jensen doesn’t break into the Tigers senior line-up in the not too distant future. 18 goals in three games is a fantastic effort. Just image when he puts on a few inches in height. Kyle King down back was unstoppable. He has a real gift and if he can stay on the paddock without injury he is another with a real future.

The name Shannon Winmar keeps popping up. This youngster joined the Club about a month ago and is a real find for the Club. He has excellent skills, is mature and very clever around goals. His partner in crime Ryan Price displayed on field maturity around the centre bounces and his hard and elusive running style gave the Tigers plenty of “win situations” at the clearances.

The “Rat” Daniel Pauletto played his best game for the season while Jake Robinson continues to impress at this level.

QUEANBEYAN 4 3 11 3 16 4 20 6 (126)
TUGGERANONG HAWKS 0 2 0 5 1 7 1 7 (13)

Goal Kickers: S. JENSEN 8, S. Winmar 5, T. Lee 3, R. PRICE , J. Murphy , S. CAMP , D. PAULETTO
Best Players: K. King, R. PRICE, S. JENSEN, S. Winmar, J. Robinson, D. PAULETTO
Goal Kickers: F. Townsend
Best Players: B. Kalina, J. Mckinlay, F. Townsend, J. Whyte, N. WOOD, M. YOUNG

Women’s Grade

QUEANBEYAN 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.1 (7)
ANU 0.0 0.1 2.1 3.3 (21)

Goals: Jacinta Froud

Best: Siau Goh, Jane Vucago, Kristen Turner, Davina Harris, Dani Lewis, Hannah Dunn

The Queanbeyan Tigers continue to show that they can be competitive in the AFL Canberra Women’s Comp but have again come up short of a win in Round 6 against ANU at a windswept and cold Harman Oval.

In the first half the usual suspects were again prominent Hannah Dunn, Jacinta Froud and Davina Harris in the midfield and Kristen Turner, Rach Short and Dani Lewis across half back, with Dani in particular doing a great job on one of ANU’s key players. But what was even more pleasing were some of the other Tigers performers with Siau Goh playing her best match for the season across half forward flank getting herself involved in everything as well as Jane Vucago on the wing backing up with some great second and third efforts. At half time it was a world cup inspired 1-1 draw with the Tigers behind coming from a great run from Davina that included a couple of bounces and a long bomb that just fell the wrong side of the stick.

After matching the ANU girls in the first half unfortunately the Tigers lack of run started to bite in the third term although there were highlights with Tess Kolaric was starting to find the footy in the midfield and Pip Butt, after injuring her knee in pre-season, making her debut for the Tigers against her old club and playing well at full back. After a 50 minute arm wrestle it was ANU that broke free and kicked two goals in quick succession. To the Tigers credit they kept toughing out the term.

The ball spent the first half of the final term over the far wing as both teams battled fiercely. The Tigers were able to move the ball forward and win a free kick for a ruck infringement that unfortunately meant Hannah had to leave the field. Jacinta, who may or may not have been the nearest Tigers player, stood up to the mark and kicked truly from 20. Game on. However without Hannah ANU were able to win the centre clearance and move the ball forward and after a couple of misses were able to kick the sealer that left the final margin of 14 points.

For the Tigers it was another very honest performance despite running out of gas in the second half but obviously there is plenty for the team to work on. They’ll get that chance next week when the Tigers take on Eastlake at Kingston Oval under lights on Friday Night starting at 7pm.

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