Tigers showed a controlled and mostly disciplined display at the weekend accounting for last years Premiers the Pirates 44-16. Tigers got out of the blocks after a first 15 minute stalemate which either side failed to score. It was one way traffic for the rest of the match. The smaller foward pack worked well together and layed a platform for backs to put the points on. Not our greatest day in the kicking department but it was a 9 tries to 3 win.
Halves Ray Downie and Connor Jones lead the boys around well. Jones also picked up 2 tries and 3 goals for his 2nd A grade game. Billy Neal tackled all day(33) especially in the second half(18) and Wade Campbell not far behind(16). Jake Madsen excelled at the back filling in for incumbent Ray Ebsworth who had to pull out due to illness. Clint Day also showed some great hole running bagging tries.
Josh Johnston debuted well for the Tigers with some aggresive defence and will be one to watch.
Points 3 Jake Madsen-M.O.M, 2 Clint Day, Connor Jones 1(also recieved Old Boys man of the Match)
Top Tackles- Billy Neal 33, Connor Jones 23, Henry Watkins 21, Clint Day 20
Top Hitups- Jake Madsen/Ricky O’Donnell 14, Karnunny Pearce 12, Connor Jones/Billy Neal/James Powlton 10