SENIOR MATCH REPORT: â€˜Blockbuster does not disappointâ€™
Almost fifty years of arch rivalry and the Noosa versus Maroochydore clash continues to thrill local football patrons. The game last Saturday at the Noosa Village Autos oval was simply an absolute cracker. It had everything, great skill, hard in and under contests and one on one battles right across the field.
The Rococoâ€™s Bar & Bistro Tigers were good enough to be in front by 2 points at the final siren but local footy was the winner. The competition these two clubs bring to the table is what punters want to see. They rarely disappoint and the history speaks for itself. Of course, to be on the winning end is always nice but I think everyone knows at Tigerland that season 2019 is still at a knifeâ€™s edge regardless of our boys being two games and percentage clear on the Hart Sport Division 1 QFA Ladder.
Tiger star Jai Fitzpatrick said after the game â€˜Theyâ€™re the games you want to be involved in. Itâ€™s just a full on contest from start to finish and we have heaps of respect for each other. No doubt we will see them again in the not so distant futureâ€™. Fitzpatrick battled hard as usual under plenty of physical pressure from the opposition but it was young gun Maverick Pettigrove who stole the show. His exquisite skills and two last quarter goals a clear highlight of the day. Skipper Aaron Laskey was again outstanding both across half back and through the midfield. The skipper just doesnâ€™t have a bad day along with footy manager Mitch Woods who again gathered 29 touches on his wing and set up many scoring thrusts for the Tigers. Jayden Holtâ€™s skills were there again on show for all to see where the talented on-baller collected 26 touches to again be among the Tigers best. Corey Boardman played his best game for a month or two whilst the job Riley Oâ€™Dwyer did on gun forward Mitch Scholard was just superb keeping the spearhead to not a single goal and clearing the defensive area with some breathtaking kicking. Rileyâ€™s younger brother Wil flashed in and out with some wonderful skill and goal kicking whilst Ryley Buntain continues to dominate his area down back. All in all a cracking game and day at the local footy which I know was enjoyed by all who attended.
Even more special was that our annual Sponsors Day coincided with the match and once again we thank all our fabulous club sponsors who continually support our growing footy club and enable us to provide our junior and senior groups the opportunity to play our great game. Hope you all enjoyed the day! The Rococoâ€™s Bar and Bistro Noosa Tigers are on the road this Saturday down to Burleigh on our final away fixture for the season before returning home for our last two home games against Springwood and Aspley. Go Tigers!
RESERVES MATCH REPORT
The reserves remain at the top of the ladder with a tough victory in a finalâ€™s like game against Maroochydore at home.
In a highly contested game, neither side could get the ascendancy for three quarters.
With a large crowd cheering the home side on, Noosa took control of the game in the last quarter – kicking 5 goals to Maroochydoreâ€™s one goal.
Big Hayden Brock continued his fine form in front of goals kicking three majors with Patty Harris and Conner Templeton finishing with 2 each.
Veteran Nathan winter was the teamâ€™s best but was well supported by Lachie Cameron, Adam Curry, Gary Wallace and rugged defender Scotty Wagner.
The highlight of the day was the spring heeled Jason Boydle taking in what he says was the â€˜best mark everâ€™ taken on the Noosa ground.