Tigers prevail but not all their own way!
The Rococoâ€™s Bar and Bistro Noosa Tigers have come away from the University of Queensland with a 50 point win in what could only be described as mainly a struggle. The first half certainly was a game played in between the arcs creating a â€˜running rugby maulâ€™ type of game with the ladder leaders unable to dominate the contest. The students had definitely done their homework on the Tigers with heavy tags placed on Jai Fitzpatrick and Tyler Stack and their physical pressure all over the ground making it difficult to score and open up play.
After the main break the fitter and more skilful Tigers began to assert their authority as returning power forward Liam Kenny booted 4 third quarter goals and finished the day with 6 to put the students away. Footy manager Mitch Woods was again one of the Tigers best gathering 29 touches at 91 percent efficiency in the middle and across half back. Key defenders Ryley Buntain and Aaron Laskey were superb once again the entire day with 50 gamer Harry Maher also as steady as ever across half back. Well done on achieving the milestone Harry and Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s heaps more to come. Connor McDonald and Maverick Pettigrove were also noticeable performers for the victors.
Senior coach Adam Bovalino saying â€˜it was hard down there and we certainly didnâ€™t get it all our own way. University of Queensland had several players we hadnâ€™t seen before and they heavily tagged a couple of our playmakers. We threw a few things around today just to test players in other parts of the ground and itâ€™s really pleasing the way we continue to finish games off.â€™
Big Ryan Jefferyâ€™s impression after a long layoff was key along with utility Nathan McKendrick will only be better for the run.
A massive day awaits this Saturday at the Noosa Village Autos oval as we host Sunshine Coast rivals Caloundra in our annual night fixture. Always a tough game and a terrific night with game starting at 6:00pm
Our Presidentâ€™s Dinner begins at 4:00pm with Geelong champion Barry Stoneham our guest speaker! Donâ€™t miss out!
No junior footy for 3 weeks due to the school holidays so letâ€™s all get down and cheer on the seniors at home the next couple of weeks!
RESERVES MATCH REPORT
University of Queensland: 1.6 â€“ 12
Noosa AFC: 19.6 â€“ 120
The Reserves boys had another strong victory over University of Queensland in Brisbane in what was a scrappy affair on the small university ground.
University of Queensland had the upper hand early dominating the clearances however after quarter time the Noosa boys got their game going and ran out with a big win.
Best players -Darcy Oâ€™Sullivan, Dylan Evans, Ben Fuller, Jason Boydle and Adam Curry.