Seniors Match Report
Tigers prevail in terrific win!
The Rococo‚Äôs Bar and Bistro Noosa Tigers have bounced back with a super impressive twenty-seven point win against Springwood in Brisbane last Saturday. It truly was a stirring victory by a team who lost 5 players to injury during the week and with an away record at Springwood certainly not in our favour.
The game opened in fierce physical fashion with both teams going head to head on the scoreboard right up until the main break with the home side with their noses only just in front. The third quarter was a beauty for the Tigers and in particular young ruckman/key forward Connor McDonald who just turned the game on its head. McDonald had his own footy, booting 3 majors for the term and setting up several others. His presence on the ground is enormous for the Noosa side whether it be at centre bounces or across centre half forward.
Power forward Liam Kenny also adding 3 second half goals to be influential on the result. Kenny finished with 4 goals in a terrific return to senior footy especially against tough opposition. Seasoned champion Nick Hill had heaps of important touches throughout the afternoon and as usual was again dangerous up forward kicking 3. Hill is another whose physical presence around the contest is so important to the Tigers.
Footy manager Mitch Woods controlled his wing once again to be one of the Tigers best thus underlining just how consistent a footballer he has been over the past 2 and a half years. Team leader Harry Maher was super across half back in the absence of skipper Aaron Laskey with his cool demeanour and deft skill. His partner in crime Buntain again impressive with his attack out of defence and special mention also to young Isaac Mccrimmon who brilliantly shut down ex Brisbane lion and local sharpshooter Rhan Hooper.
In fact I‚Äôve missed a really telling thing that was obvious to ex Tiger President and stalwart Benji Maher who stated ‚ÄėGee it was a great win. In pretty spiteful circumstances ‚Äď the young lads just stood up. And I‚Äôm not just saying that cause I have a couple playing but the likes of Will McKenzie, Mac Johnson and Wil O‚ÄôDwyer who were physically taken to at times just weren‚Äôt put off. As for Mav Pettigrove – he was just a standout all day. Our youth policy is working, they‚Äôll continue to run hard at the footy and the opposition and it‚Äôs just great to watch.‚Äô
The Reserve grade remains undefeated after a terrific win also at the weekend with the Tiger depth a total strength of the footy department at the moment. Names like Winter, Wallace and Bence all putting heaps of pressure on selectors which is a great position to be in.
Back at home against Burleigh this Saturday and of course with Collingwood great and the people‚Äôs favourite Dane Swan here to entertain the sold out President‚Äôs luncheon. I can‚Äôt wait!
Go Tigers! Cheers Pittsy
RESERVES MATCH REPORT
Springwood: 7.6 – 48
Noosa AFC: 9.12 – 66
Goal Kickers: D. Bence
3, K. Delbridge, R. Evans, S. Aufderheide, K. James, H. Brock, J. Stewart
Best Players: S. Aufderheide, D. O”Sullivan, J. Hendrie, S. Friend, G. Wallace
The Reserves come away with another victory against a very competitive Springwood in Brisbane.
Springwood looked the better side early winning contested footy and piercing through the Noosa defence far too easily.
After the first break Noosa started to equalise Springwoods early dominance around the footy and looked much better in defence, kicking four goals to Springwood‚Äôs two.
The third quarter was an even affair with both teams kicking two goals with Noosa‚Äôs Scott Aufderheide dominating up forward.
The final term Noosa got on top but didn‚Äôt take full advantage on the score board, with Noosa coming out on top by 18 points. Captain Jack Hendrie was dominate down back, with Darcy O‚ÄôSullivan, Gary Wallace and Sammy Friend getting plenty of footy through the middle of the ground.