Tigers Lift for Injured Teammate

By , 4 August 2014

Tigers Lift for Injured Teammate
Tigers Lift for Injured Teammate

U16's Make it 11 Wins in a Row

Last Home & Away Game of Season Next Friday Night at Home

Redcliffe vs Sandgate

Tigers Lift for Injured Teammate

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday Redcliffe took on Park Ridge at home and I have to say it was the best junior football match I’ve ever been involved in. Before the first bounce Adam Myself and our boys knew it was going to be a tough slog and we would have to be switched on from the get go.

The First quarter was a low scoring affair, Park Ridge had come to play and we had a battle on our hands. 3 minutes into the quarter Ronan Morris took one of the hardest hits of the year and had to be stretchered off. He’s bravery personifies what our close group is all about, he put he’s body on the line for every one of he’s 19 team mates and for that I am very proud, Ronan you should hold your head up high you are an integral part of this team, thankyou. After our boys clapped Ronin off the ground our intensity lifted 20 percent and Park Ridge knew they were in for a tough day.

Going into the second quarter with only 1 man on the bench we knew we had our work cut out and it was going to get tougher and tougher as the game went on. Full credit to our boys, our attack on the ball and accountability when the ball was on the rebound was second to none. Sam Mackenzie was excellent with his run and long kicking as always while Angus Mitchell was firing up forward kicking (5) goals and Karl Flasket was fierce with his tackling and second, third and fourth efforts. With 2 minutes to go in the quarter Reece Smith hurt his wrist which meant we had no bench for the rest of the game. At half time the Tigers were in front from just shear desperation but we knew the second half would be much the same and if we wanted it we had a lot of work to do.

The 3rd quarter, and as we know it the premiership quarter our boys were sore, we were 2 man down but did that dampen our spirits? No way, it made us play better. The more our boys were challenged the more we stood up, our leaders were exceptional. If Park Ridge got a run on we got it straight back, it just shows in football if you work as a team, believe in yourselves and do the right team things you’ll get the job done. Unfortunately in saying this we lost 2 more players just before the last break. Our main man in defence Jack Lowe and our ruckman Tristan Juffs-King. Adam and I knew if we won this last quarter our boys deserved the title of minor premiers. 

We got the boys in the huddle and we knew and they knew this game was going down to the wire we had 16 players they had 20 players. In the end it doesn’t matter how many players you have on the ground our boys showed us that if you want something bad enough then you will fight for it and that’s exactly what they did. We won from just shear brilliance and team work. I’ve played footy for 22 years and that win on Sunday was the best game I’ve been involved in. I’m so so proud of all our boys. I wish I could give everyone an award because they all deserved it such a great team effort. Final score Redcliffe 12.10.82 Park Ridge 10.5.65.

Thank-you for everybody that came and supported and helped out, let’s get down Friday night for the last home and away game of the season.

Under 16’s Coach Ricky Milligan 

 

 

U16's Current Ladder

POS TEAM P W L D B FF FA F A % PTS
1 Redcliffe 13 11 2 0 0 0 0 880 448 196.43 44
2 Ipswich 13 8 5 0 0 0 0 680 489 139.06 32
3 Sandgate Red 13 7 6 0 0 0 0 598 484 123.55 28
4 Park Ridge 13 7 6 0 0 0 0 738 625 118.08 28
5 Morningside Red 13 6 6 0 0 1 0 497 609 81.61 28
6 Jimboomba Redbacks 13 6 7 0 0 0 0 684 595 114.96 24
7 Springwood Navy 13 2 11 0 0 0 0 357 788 45.30 8
8 Wynnum 13 1 10 0 0 1 1 352 863 40.79 8

 

 

 

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