Tigers mens hold out against the Crushers

10370993_10202805798080216_5128362297486399238_nTigers A Grade held out against the travelling Blackwater Crushers at the weekend. The Crushers have come off 2 solid wins after a slow start to the season.

Tigers were out of the blocks early with Tani Totau score down the right hand flank after 2 mins and Isaiah Huet scoring 8 mins later to take a 10-0 lead after as many minutes.

Isaiah Huet picked up his second try not long after with a dashing run down the left hand touch line but promoted it  to under the posts giving Ebsworth a easy conversion. Tigers lead 16-0 up untill a good try from Blackwater just before halftime to go into the break 16-6 to the home team.

The home side were slow to start the second half and made consecutive mistakes. Blackwater were unable to capitlize on the Tigers mistake riddled start to the second half and after 11 mins remaining in the game, Tani Totau grabbed a double for his birthday to make it 22-6. The momentum suddenly changed and the Crushers had continued possesion through mistakes and given penatly by Emerald.

Two quick tries and the Big Blackwater fowards were surging. The Tigers defence was exhausted after defending there own line for nearly 6 mins. With the score at 22-18 the game was anyones our Fijian Flyer Wanui Matainavora streaked down the left touch line beating 3 to score and seal the match. Tigers win 26-18 and go to equal second on the ladder.

Points for the game went to
3 Darcy Darby(front row)
2 Brendon O’Neill(five-eighth)
1 Isaiah Huet(centre)
Old boys man of the match Ray Ebsworth(fullback)
Darcy Darby also received players player