Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tigers get the points over the improving Jets!

July 3, 2018 by  

The tigers welcomed the Jets to Allinsure Park last Saturday while our Division 2 Women’s Team traveled down the highway to take on the top of the table Riverina Lions. For all ladders and other results click on this link – http://aflcanberra.com.au/fixtures-results/

The day started with the Rising Stars and this was a ripper, no doubt the Jets decision to move into the Premier competition is starting to yield some return by way of their youngsters staying at the club. In the past they would leave to play higher grades of footy but now they can stay and know they can progress through the ranks.

After an even start, the tigers had to pull out all stops to build a gap on the Jets and even though the result was beyond doubt in the last quarter the two teams kept the standard up through out the game. A good game of footy with the Tigers holding sway and keeping their unbeaten run going.

Queanbeyan
Goal Kickers: W. Taylor 4, N. Wright 2, H. Hunter, H. Grant, K. Dawson
Best Players: H. Straker, H. Grant, A. Bowyer, N. Wright, W. Taylor, L. Squire
Gungahlin
Goal Kickers: L. Weber, J. Hynes, J. Kemp
Best Players: J. Thorpe, J. Hynes, A. Datson, K. Huender, L. Lawrence, L. Weber
Our Super Twos women had a big task to defeat the ladder leaders on home soil and coming of a couple of wins they headed down the highway full of confidence and looking for an upset.
After a solid start the team kept cracking in however couldn’t quite get over the line, the effort and resilience of this group is there to see as this result shows how far the Women’s program has come at Tiger land! If you wind back 8 years our first and only team would go down to the Riverina and get belted by 100 plus, fast forward to our 2nd team in the competition and they have pushed the regular finalist all the way.
Exciting times ahead for the girls.
Riverina Lions
Goal Kickers: G. Bennett, J. Matthews
Best Players: A. White, R. Campbell, K. Ireland, C. Borella – Wade , G. Bennett, S. Shaw
Queanbeyan Tigers
Goal Kickers: M. Hurley
Best Players: M. Hurley, Y. Helmers, M. Czubara, K. Henry, H. Rauter, R. Brown
The Super two’s Men looked to keep their recent good form on track and did so against the jets. Missing a couple of players that were elevated into the seniors was no issue for the boys as they continued to work on their style of play as well as getting much needed games into players who are returning from injury.
It was great to see Jed Simpson finally get on the park after a long stint on the sideline as well as welcoming back some of our players who have been playing at the Hogs. With numbers starting to return, the super two’s will have some selection headaches in the coming weeks which is more validation on why the club are looking at entering a Division 3 squad next season.
Queanbeyan
Goal Kickers: S. Wilkinson 6, J. Kerr 2, J. Osmond, S. Lancaster, H. McKenzie, J. Galloway, M. McKenzie, B. Reid, E. Maatouk, A. Godfrey, J. Bowyer, B. Gisik, J. Simpson
Best Players: M. Gorman, E. Maatouk, A. Jones, A. Godfrey, B. Reid, J. Osmond
Gungahlin
Best Players: S. Troldahl , J. Clarkson, P. Lake, C. McFarlane, K. Hesketh
The First Grade Women’s were looking at securing a Top 3 position when they also hosted the jets Saturday evening. It was a great tussle in the early stages with both teams looking to find the edge in attack.
After half time the Tigerette’s found their groove and started to work away from the opposition with some great flowing footy. New recruit Tarni Evans showed why she has made the step up and played with real flare, added to the tight defensive work led by Stacey Close the Tigers closed out the game in style. They now have a tough fortnight taking on the top two in successive weeks and any chance of finishing top two will depend on these results.
Queanbeyan
Goal Kickers: T. Evans 2, T. Tisma 2, K. Reid, A. Tupper, K. Dobing, T. Campbell
Best Players: S. Close, T. Tisma, A. Tupper, K. Reid, K. Dobing
Gungahlin
Goal Kickers: N. Daylight
Best Players: B. Tully, S. Rubino, C. Taylor, R. Judd, A. Conley, M. Martinovic
Our First Grade Men bounced back with a win but didn’t have it all their own way against the ever improving Jets squad. It was a cracking game early with only the third quarter being the big difference in the game with a 7 goal to 1 effort by the boys.
What was also great to see despite the win was a number of the Super two’s forcing their way into the 1st Grade team following stella form in the lower grade. Dean Lord and Jeremy Bridger doing their part in what was eventually a solid victory. Like the other grades the next two weeks will definatly have a say on whether we can keep our top two status in check leading into finals.
Queanbeyan
Goal Kickers: T. Clowry 5, D. Lord 3, B. Fruend 2, M. Lawrence 2, C. Palombi, L. Greenwell, Z. Derksen, J. Carroll-Tape
Best Players: T. Clowry, T. Collins, T. Conroy, K. Evans, D. Lord, M. Bernasconi
Gungahlin
Goal Kickers: L. Mckay 3
Best Players: L. Mckay, M. Hambleton, M. Vardanega, J. Baker, J. Nunn, M. Holland

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