Round 14 Junior's Results
U16's great start, but go down fighting
U14's win 2nd half, but slow start cost gameRound 14 Junior's Results
The Tigers U/14's ventured to Wilston Grange to take on a team that was in 5th position on ladder. The Tigers were going into the game with confidence after scoring their maiden win for the season the previous week. The game was played in excellent conditions and whilst the Tigers were keen, it was W.Grange who started the better in the first quarter. The Tigers let themselves down with some sloppy disposal and were made to pay as Wilston Grange went into the first break holding a four goal lead.
The Tigers were asked to man up and play tighter in the second quarter and try to steady their kicking. but the Wilston Grange team continued with their flow on running game and once again the Tigers were made to pay. The Tigers pushed forward late in the quarter but inaccuracy saw opportunities wasted. The Tigers were working hard but at half time they were battling a 42 point deficit.
The coached had plenty to say at the long break with all players asked to lift and help their team mates out. The Tigers had to be smarter with their ball control and to slow the play down if needed. Players needed to position themselves better and not crowd the packs. Plenty of changes were made and straight away the Tigers pushed forward with Corbin Dickfos registering the team's first major. Zac O'Hea added another and even though Wilston Grange kicked two late goals the Tigers had halted their run on play with Luke Wilkinson holding the backline together. Three Quarter Time saw the Tigers still trailing by 42 points.
Once again in the last quarter the Tigers started well putting pressure on the Wilston Grange backline. Zac Murray pushed forward to mark and kicked truly. Wilston Grange replied but it was the Tigers who had the better of the quarter but failed to convert on the scoreboard. Good pressure in the forward line was a highlight. However, the Tigers still went down by 41 points. Importantly though they had won the second half and as has been the trend all season, their start had let them down again. The challenge was put to the group to find an answer in the last two games. A strong second half effort and we look forward to next weekend at home against Caboolture.
"A special mention to Rosie Pyke who filled in from the U/12's and proud moment for the Pyke family having three players in the one team, Pat, Sean and Rosie."