RESERVES MATCH REPORT
The Rococo Bar and Bistro Noosa Tigers Reserves have made it through to the second consecutive grand final with a semi-final victory over the arch rival Maroochydore. In a close encounter, the Tigers came back from 23 points down at the start of the last quarter to run out twelve point winners.
Maroochydore looked the more organised team in the first half with some brilliant passages of play that were hard to stop. Full back Gus Johnston held the fort in the first half and repelled many of Maroochydoreâ€™s attacks with his wonderful display of intercept marking. Lachlan Ygoa-McKeown ran back with the flight and showed immense courage to keep the contest flowing as Winter, Wallace and Sutton worked tirelessly for the Tigers.
The third quarter was another arm-wrestle with very little separating both teams. Patrick Harris continued to play with aggression and toughness as he nullified the potent Maroochydore forwards. As the weather started to take its toll, players began to cramp early in the last quarter. However the Noosa Tigers hung tough and came home with a five goal to one last quarter to progress to the Grand Final. Gary Wallace was terrific in the final quarter winning crucial contests in the middle and putting his body on the line in close to best on ground honours.
Congratulations to coach David Barnes who is through to his first grand final in his first year as coach of the Reserves!