Mighty Tiger U14s on Top in the Mud

By , 24 May 2011

Mighty Tiger U14s on Top in the Mud

We knew that our build up during the week had to include reminding the boys that some areas of the TEAM values needed to be stepped up. This was discussed a couple of times and from then on our focus was on preparing for our game against Logan which we knew was going to be a battle. After training on Friday I was confident with how we had prepared.

We arrived at Logan where it was obvious the cutting the grass on the ground hadn’t happened for more than a few weeks and the place was also a mud bath. With these conditions it was important to ensure that the boys understood they had to keep to a basic game plan and that whoever had the most determined players and wanted the footy more would come out on top. It was going to be a slog!

It is always important to get a good start but in heavy conditions even more so. Our boys were great right from the start. Every player was playing their role for the TEAM. Our opponents were getting clearances but our back line would not let them take advantage of it. Willie and Patcho just kept on attacking the footy with the determination we asked for while Bondie ran to create some great attacking opportunities for the TEAM. Riley had an opponent that was bigger than him, Jordie and Nick all put together. The boy was a “mountain” but this didn’t stop any of our players from attacking the footy or taking him on if he went near the footy. Some great courage from our boys. Braidyn and Ethan played their part in finishing off the work of their mates by making the most of our scoring opportunities.

Quarter time came and all the boys were encouraging and positive about their efforts so far. I wanted to let a few players know that they had started very well but they had the challenge of keeping that same level throughout the game.

Our second quarter was a step up again. All the players were showing they wanted to be part of this TEAM. Our forwards were playing their role by making the most of our few scoring opportunities and also working to the structure we knew would get us those opportunities. Our on ballers combining with Sam and Blake were proving that if you wanted the footy more while working hard with your mates you can dominate your opponents. Curtie did a job he was given to stop our opponent’s clearances but he also continued to get in for the footy. Once again the backline were fantastic. All six of them were just so determined not to let their opponents get the footy, it was exciting to watch. In such heavy conditions this quarter of footy from all our boys was great.

Half time allowed us to make a handful of changes to mix things up and allow some players to play in different roles. It was important that we made sure the players understood they couldn’t drop off their efforts, we must continue to work hard and keep up the determination.

We knew the game would turn out to be a slog and the third quarter turned out to be that way. Although a couple of changes had occurred the backline kept up their work rate. Our on ballers were working much harder than our opponents and we had a lot of the play in our forward line. With Billy, Mitcha and Marcus off the ground we had a much different forward set up and our opponents dropped 2 extras back there. While they battled well it was difficult to make the most of our opportunities. I could see our opponents were getting frustrated and some of our players were receiving a little extra attention whenever they were in the contests. Although I don’t want to see fighting from any of our players I do encourage our boys to stick up for themselves and for each other.

The last break again allowed us to make more changes and I wanted to be sure the boys kept encouraging each other. The game was a tough battle in the conditions but if they all stuck together we would finish the game off well.

The last quarter saw Willie put into the ruck. This proved to us that not only can he attack and win the footy he sure can jump as well. It is quite obvious he loves the contest and just goes and goes. Connor and Ryan again received some attention from our opponents but to their credit and the other boys around them they did what I asked.  The important part is you keep control, do nothing silly and do your best to remain focussed on Footy. Like we did today if we think that you should come off to settle things down we will do that for the best of all concerned. We finished off the game with Bondie still dominating his part of the game with Jordie always there to support and help clear our backline. Even though feeling a bit crook throughout the game Mitcha was happy to again go back on the ground when it was time to give a mate a rest. Good on ya Mitcha.
All the boys finished the game of still battling and working hard. They all had enough left in them to sing the song loud and proud!

Congratulations to the award winners for the day, very well deserved. Thank you to our TEAM helpers and also to our supporters who made the trip down to get behind the boys. You all should have left feeling proud of the TEAM, happy that our boys showed great character and smiling because we not only beat our opponents but more importantly we got back to sticking together, encouraging each other and focussing on what we can control.

From the heavy conditions I expect the players will be a bit sore so to help with your recovery it is even more important to go for a walk or a light run and do some stretches over the next couple of days.

I look forward to seeing you all at training on Wednesday to begin our preparation for next week’s game against Calamvale. No doubt this will be another big test for us. Calamvale were in division 2 but dropped down to our division a couple of weeks ago and have had 2 solid wins since then.

See you Wednesday.


Jerry

Other results from Round 4

Fri 20/May

0.2-2

Beenleigh

def. by

Aspley Brown

14.7-91

Sun 22/May

12.13-85

Calamvale

def.

Everton

3.2-20

Sun 22/May

10.8-68

Kenmore/Sherwood

def.

Morningside Red

4.0-24

 

 

 

Ladder After Round 4

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

For

Agst

%

PTS

1

Redcliffe

4

3

1

213

114

186.84

12

2

Kenmore/Sherwood

4

3

1

161

133

121.05

12

3

Aspley Brown

4

2

2

191

119

160.50

8

4

Calamvale

4

2

2

210

205

102.44

8

5

Logan Cobras

4

2

2

121

131

92.37

8

6

Morningside Red

4

1

3

151

244

61.89

4

7

Everton

4

1

3

159

260

61.15

4

8

Beenleigh

4

0

4

15

255

5.88

0

U16's Match Report

By , 22 May 2011

U16's Match Report

U16 Div 1 - McDonald's Cup

Top of the Table Clash:

vs Morningside

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Half Way Mark. Tigers Need to Lift to Ensure Finals Berth

By , 22 May 2011

Half Way Mark. Tigers Need to Lift to Ensure Finals Berth

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Reserves: Solid Win Against Co Finals Contenter. Shane Ward Dons the Yellow & Black Again for BOG Performance

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Lack of Numbers cost Tigers

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U14's Match Report

By , 18 May 2011

U14's Match Report

Didn’t Get It Right On The Night...

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U13's Match Report

By , 18 May 2011

U13's Match Report

A good win with a lesson learnt!

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U12's Match Report

By , 18 May 2011

U12's Match Report

The coaching staff had made a change in training strategy during the week with a move away from skills to focus on defensive structures and a reminder of the importance of maintaining positions on the field. Although the majority of our boys still require a lot of work on their basic football skills we felt our football knowledge was letting us down to a greater degree and so will continue with this theme over the coming weeks.

 

We all made the long journey to Beenleigh on Sunday to face the mighty defence of the Buffalo ’s; who had only conceded a combined total of 17 points in their last 2 games. All the boys arrived raring to go and approached the task at hand with a positive professional attitude and from the opening bounce our attack on the ball was fantastic.

 

The first 7 minutes of the first quarter was an arm wrestle with neither team able to make progress on the score board, toward the end of the quarter however the Buffalo’s were able to pile on 4 quick goals and although we held the ball in our forward line for half the quarter we were not able to trouble the scorers.

 

The second quarter was much the same as the first with both teams on equal footing throughout, the Buffalo ’s only managed 1 goal for the quarter and again their mighty defence kept us scoreless. The third and fourth quarters saw a return of 3 goals each to the Buffalo ’s and finally the Tigers persistence paid off with a return of 1 goal 3 for the half.

 

Final Scores:

Beenleigh Vs Redcliffe

                          Q1      Q2       Q3       Q4         Final

Beenleigh

4.0

 

5.5

 

8.6

 

11.7

 

73

Redcliffe

0.0

 

0.0

 

0.2

 

1.3

 

9

 

Goals: 1 Taggs

 

Great Efforts from the following boys:
     

·             Diesel: finally hit his straps and was unbelievable from the BP for the entire game

·             Ozzie: Superstar effort from CHB won countless contests and rebounded after a couple of big hits

·             Taggs: Fought a cold and weariness after 2 weeks overseas to show what a great asset he is as Co-Captain

·             Chappy: Won countless pack contests and created many attacks with his handball to advantage and fearless attitude

·             Boschy: Amazing fight from FB all day and showed just how tough a player he is by fighting off many attacks single handed

·             Bridge: Repelled many attacks with his aggressive attack on the ball

·             Ferret and Flash: A change in roles from the coaches for these two speedsters showed great signs of things to come

·             Bailey G: Incredible courage continues with a fearless head over the ball approach, inspirational

 

A huge improvement and Grant, Nick and I would like to congratulate all the boys for sticking to their tasks all game; we know that this new direction will reap great rewards for the boys and can’t wait to see the continued improvement over the coming weeks. Also we would like to thank Campbell and his parents for making the trip to Beenleigh to support his team. That’s the Tiger attitude!

 

Coach Gavan

Other results from Round 3

Fri 13/May

4.6-30

Calamvale

def. by

Springwood

11.6-72

Sun 15/May

2.9-21

Wynnum

def.

Wilston Grange

2.2-14

Sun 15/May

4.5-29

Mt Gravatt

def.

Narangba

2.2-14

Ladder after Round 3

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

For

Agst

%

PTS

1

Mt Gravatt

3

3

0

137

59

232.20

12

2

Beenleigh

3

2

1

142

26

546.15

8

3

Springwood

3

2

1

155

85

182.35

8

4

Wilston Grange

3

2

1

80

69

115.94

8

5

Wynnum

3

2

1

48

99

48.48

8

6

Calamvale

3

1

2

105

138

76.09

4

7

Narangba

3

0

3

47

103

45.63

0

8

Redcliffe

3

0

3

35

170

20.59

0

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Round 4:

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Seniors outscore unbeaten co-ladder leaders in 3rd & 4th Qtrs

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