SENIORS MATCH REPORT
The Rococoâs Bar and Bistro Noosa Tigers have belted Mayne in Brisbane last Saturday to the tune of 119 points and sit unbeaten on top of the Hart Sports QFA Division 1 ladder.
Right from the opening minutes it was evident that the Sunshine Coast powerhouse was simply harder, fitter and stronger around the contest as well as being much more skilful in transition. The Rococo Bar & Bistro Noosa Tigers senior coach Adam Bovalino was really pleased with the effort saying it was just a really top effort âright across the board. The boyâs stuck to their structures and didnât lairise and the score looked after itself. Iâm really happy with our start to the year and with the Reserves also playing good footy, competition for spots is where you want it. I thought the back six were terrific today setting up so many attacking plays. Just a top all round effortâ.
Noosa had winners all over the ground with Tyler Stack and Mitch Woods racking up tons of possessions from start to finish. Stack finished with a game high 38 touches in the midfield whilst footy manager Woods completely dominated his wing with 33 possessions. Jayden Holt continued his fantastic early season form with 30 touches whilst the ârolls- royceâ Jai Fitzpatrick wowed the crowd with sublime skill and flair. Young Mac Johnston again impressed in the ruck as he threw himself into contest after contest; whilst the back half were led superbly by skipper Aaron Laskey and the super elusive and dangerous Riley Buntain.
Up forward Connor McDonald was again a standout with his forward presence extremely noticeable through the entire afternoon with the impressive teenager Will OâDwyer and Nick Sutton both bagging five goals for the afternoon. A massive win by the Rococo Bar & Bistro Tigers as they now look forward to a home game against University of Queensland this Saturday from 2pm.
The seconds came home with a flash booting six last quarter goals to earn a fantastic win on what was a very entertaining game. Names like Trompf, Wallace, Isles and Winter right in amongst it with new recruit Snowy a standout also.
Plenty happening at the Tigers with great $10 meals each Thursday night and donât forget to book your seat to this weekâs Presidentâs Luncheon with Geelong champion and football educator Michael Turner our special guest. Well worth listening too! See you at the footy!
RESERVES MATCH REPORT
Three in a row for the Reserves!
Mayne AFC: 4.7-31
Noosa AFC: 10.5-65
Goal Kickers: A. Curry 3, N. Winter 2, S. Hancock, R. Evans, S. Friend, D. O’âSullivan, T. Maher
Best Players: C. Thornton, P. Trompf, C. Isles, N. Winter, S. Friend
The Reserves remain undefeated with a hard fought win on the road against Mayne.
The first quarter was a scrappy affair with Mayne playing the better footy. The second quarter was tough, low scoring footy with neither side able to get on top with Mayne leading by one straight kick at half time. Midfielder Ryan Torrance was in everything showing clinical intent around the contest and using his skills to move the ball forward.
After the main break, the Tigers started getting their running game going without getting the reward on the score board for their hard work. Coach Tony Brennan continued to ensure his players that the rewards would come the longer the match went on.
Peter Trompf dominated the aerial duels while Nathan Winter racked up possessions and Cubby Isles was âin and underâ at every contest.
Snowy Thornton and Sammy Friend worked hard up forward giving the tigers a five point lead going into the last break.
In the last quarter the game opened up after a master stroke from coach Brennan moving Snowy Thornton onto the ball. With Sammy Hancock starting to get on top up forward and with Noah Evans rebounding everything down back, the young tigers were able to pile on six goals and held Mayne to just two majors after quarter time. Coach Tony Brennan said he was really proud of the boys to fight it out early when it wasnât going our way and to persist to get the game back on our terms.