Chis Anderson 2, Ash Humphrey, Scott Forbes, Frank Williams, Ian Brown & Adam Dragicevic 1 each
Joey Kunst, Scotty Ward, Ash Humphrey, Paul Rawlings, Chris Anderson, James Johnson & Adam Dragicevic
The Anzac Day weekend saw us travel to the southside once again for a clash with the new merger outfit, Griffith/Moorooka. Both teams were yet to register a win and were looking to kick start the season with victory in this clash. We had lost Luke Mayberry and Nige Kestle who had been given a deserved opportunity in the seniors, however we welcomed in Joey Kunst for his first game for the Tigers since 2002, and Adam Dragicevic who last played in Geelong.
The rain drizzled down as the match got underway and the Tigers clicked into gear first, scoring a major inside a couple of minutes. The Tigers midfield were well on top with JJ and Wardy clearing the ball at will and the backline combined beautifully, running the ball out of defence with precision.
The second quarter was much the same as the first, the Tigers were the more determined side and the half time break saw us 3 goals in front, not too bad given the wet conditions but not enough to take the foot off the accelerator.
The third quarter started in our favour once again however we failed to capitalise with 2 set shots on goal just missing. This signalled a momentum shift in the game and the Roosters pushed harder than they had in the first half managing to snip the margin back to 7 points at the final break.
The game was there for the taking in the last quarter and it was the Roosters who made the early running and they hit the front for the first time with 10 minutes of the match remaining. Fortunately this seemed to snap the Tigers out of their shell and despite the coach blowing an easy set shot on goal we finished with the last 2 goals to record our first win for the season.
It was a solid team effort and they players were pleased to come away with a win but there is still room for improvement, particularly staying focused for the full duration of a game, which we will need to do in our upcoming derby with Caboolture.
Thanks to Todd, Richard and Matt who missed out this week but took on the volunteer roles, and also to Toby, Ando and Bluey who backed up by helping out the seniors.
Match Highlight: Fighting back after being headed in the last quarter.
Match Lowlight:Browny missing everything from 25m out!!