1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr Final Score
Mayne 2.3.15 6.5.41 7.6.46 10.9.69
Redcliffe 2.0.12 3.1.19 6.4.40 10.4.64
Goals: Zach Keating-Jones 4, Nick Weier 2, Kieren Hart 2, Jake Haggerty 1, Q.J Matthew 1.
Best: Tyler Hayes, Nick Weier, Jessie Keating-Jones, Thomas Morcombe, Zach Keating-Jones, Cameron Fiegert.
Wilston Grange 7.5.47 def by Toowoomba 14.11.95
University 8.7.55 def Alex Hills 7.8.50
Nambour vs Caboolture - No Final Score Yet
The U18's travelled to Everton Park to take on 4th placed Mayne, the team that thumped Redcliffe in the season opener by 13 goals.
Missing captain Matty Palmer through injury, Ruckman Jared Thirlwell and key defenders, Josh Lowe and Lachlan Soutter, the coaching staff knew they were going to be up against it, but believed they had a team, that if they dug deep enough, could push this team all the way, and they didn't disappoint.
The 1st quarter started with Mayne spraying their first 2 shots on goal resulting in 2 behinds, before the Tigers pounced through goal sneak Kieren Hart who slotted his first through for the day, which gave the Tigers an early lead. Another missed shot on goal from Mayne resulted with some smart play from the Tigers which resulted with a goal from Jake Haggerty. Tyson Brown and Nick Weier were taking strong marks across the half forward line while Cameron Fiegert, Tyler Hayes and Thomas Morcombe were making life hard for their opponents. Mayne managed to finish the quarter with 2 quick goals and held a slender 3 point lead at the first change.
Goal sneak, Kieren Hart was at it again early in the 2nd quarter and notched his 2nd goal for the game to give the lead back to the Tigers, however some undiscipline play crept into our game resulting in 2 send off's and 4 unanswered goals that saw Mayne take a handy 22 point lead into the sheds at half time.
A spray from Coach Barry Anderson about no more undiscipline play was quickly followed up with praise for the guys efforts to be so close to a team that thumped us by 13 goals in round one. He asked them to keep believing in themselves and their team mates and keep working hard, and the results will come our way.
The Tigers took the field in the 2nd half with the sniff of an upset if they could maintain the same intensity and pressure on their opponents as they did in the 1st half, but concentrate on the ball and only things within their control.
The quarter started as most quarters did with ruckman, Jesse Keating-Jones winning yet another ruck contest against arguably the best ruckman in the comp. A centre clearance followed which resulted in a behind to the Tigers, but it showed that the guys were out there to win this game. A behind to Mayne was followed up with 2 goals from Nick Weier who was having a great game. QJ Matthew flashed in and nearly converted twice but kept the pressure on Mayne and reduced the lead to only 8 points. Mayne then kicked their only goal for the quarter which resulted from a very dubious free kick, however the Tigers responded in the best way possible and goaled through 1st year player, Zach Keating-Jones, Brother of Jessie and Nathan who all played today.
The 3 qtr time huddle was a Buzz with the guys confidence higher than ever. They have clearly shown that they wont lie down and let this game get away from them. After some final words of praise and direction from the Coach, the Tigers left the huddle with the true belief that this game is theirs for the taking if they want it bad enough.
The final quarter started like it was a Grand Final, with family and friends, along with the coaching staff yelling out their support and belief in the guys. Mayne drew first blood, fortunately for the Tigers it was only a point. That gave the ball to Redcliffe and they used it accordingly, finding new sensation, Zach Keating-Jones. Zach converted for this 2nd goal of the game and the Tigers were within 3 points. Mayne weren't going to lie down and fought back hard, however the constant pressure applied by our defenders and on baller restricted them to kick only 1 goal before QJ Matthew snapped a pearler to bring the Tigers to within one goal again. A centre bounce clearance followed by a Zack Keating-Jones mark which resulted in a goal put the Tigers in front, halfway through the last quarter. 2 minutes later, a long bomb from Nathan Keating-Jones finds brother Zach who converts for his 3rd of the quarter and 4th goal for the match, and the Tigers held a 7 point lead, however Mayne weren't done with and managed to slot 2 late goals home to run out 5 point winners.
Full credit to the young Tigers for a fantastic effort all day. It goes to show that if you bring the right attitude to the game, anything is possible. Lets see that same attitude and commitment to win and better yourself on the training track and for the rest of the season. It will make it allot more fun and enjoyable for everyone.