Tiger Women remain unbeaten!
After a very interrupted start to the season the Rococo Noosa Tigers Senior Women have made it four wins on the trot after a tough and fiesty battle against a very determined Sandgate last Saturday night in Brisbane.
The 16 point win was set up by Noosa’s terrific start as their experienced midfield dominated their Sandgate counterparts in the opening half. South Queensland representative squad members Keirra Massoud and Eliza Trompf were able to dominate in the ruck and provide first use of the ball to onballers Ruby Hamilton, Kiama Welsh and Ragen Mills.
Up forward Kellie Barker presented beautifully the entire game at centre half forward with the craftiness of Shauna Kelly and Courtney Dial on show also. In defence it was Amelia Monk who controlled that area of the ground the entire game. The second half from new player Aly Trigg also a big reason why the Tigers were able to prevail. From start to finish Monk was just superb with other defenders Lauren Vaughan and Ingrid Cramer deserving special mention also.
A really good game to watch with the tackling pressure and general will to get into the contest outstanding. The Noosa girls are again down the Bruce highway this Saturday afternoon to face Alexandra Hills.
Match Report from Shauna Kelly
The Noosa Senior women had another great win on the weekend against Sandgate. In one of the Tigers toughest matches to date, Sandgate put up a good fight but Noosa stayed on top winning by 16 points. Peter Trompf (coach) asked the women before the match to be willing and to protect each other, this was evident in the way Noosa women put their head over the footy and supported one another. Courtney Dial kicked two goals, followed by Dani Bishop-Knight and Shauna Kelly, kicking one goal in the forward line.
The backline worked hard all night with Ingrid Cramer and Amelia Monk putting their bodies on the line. Jessica Trompf made a goal scoring tackle to stop Sandgate’s first goal. The midfield worked hard again with Keirra Massoud winning the rucks and Raegen Mills, Ruby Hamilton and newbies Keana Welsh and Ally Trigg clearing it out of the centre to give the forwards much needed possession. A team effort as always and the women should be proud of the way they keep turning up for each other
5. Amelia Monk
Match Report from Julian Pitts
The Rococo Noosa Tigers came up against a very well drilled Redlands in Brisbane last Saturday eventually going down by 7 goals and stopping a possible 5 game winning streak.
And whilst the Tigers gave some yelp at stages the sharks just stuck to their quick hands, run and spread game the entire day to run out convincing winners. Their forward press super impressive with the Tigers struggling at long intervals to get the ball out of their forward half.
Key forward turned defender Aaron Wilson was superb the entire day for the Tigers playing on a high quality forward and repelling anything he could with robust strength and attack. His body work and then run off a key feature of the game. Fellow defender Lachy Flagg was again prominent and whilst the ball did feature a lot in his area, his coolness and composure under pressure was evident. Isaac McCrimmon also a really strong contributor across half back for most of the day putting his body on the line and racking up plenty of touches.
Jai Fitzpatrick, Josh Wallis and Tommy Baulch were always looking dangerous when the footy was in their area however it just wasn’t there enough. Will O’Dwyer got plenty of the footy in his best game for over a month whilst small forward Ethan Johnston was terrific with his on going presenting and ability to trap the footy in awkward situations.
Connor McDonald again a bloody stalwart on ball lacking height but more than making amends with work rate all over the ground which has been a massive trademark for this very consistent Noosa Tiger.
Media Award Votes
5. Aaron Wilson
Labrador at home from 1 pm this Saturday do it doesn’t get any easier for the Rococo Noosa Tigers. Main game starts at 1pm
The Reserves also went down to a very good Redlands team who like their Seniors ran the ball in droves and continually hit up leading targets the entire day.
On a brighter note the Tiger Colts had a terrific come from behind win over Redlands at Zillmere with Jonah Lenton the star up forward with 5 goals.
Our Senior Mens grades are all at home this Saturday as we take on Gold Coast heavyweights Labrador at the following times;
11am Reserves v Labrador
1pm Senior Men v Labrador
3:30pm Colts v Labrador
This weeks presidents luncheon starts at 11 am with special guests Jimmy Buckley and Mal Brown! See you there will be a ripper!
Go Tigers! – Cheers, Pittsy