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Tigers 20.15 - 135 d Bombers 8.9 - 57
The Tweed Coast Tigers have continued on with their winning form beating the Ballina Bombers by 12 goals on Saturday in front of a fantastic home crowd at Pottsville.
The Bombers are always a tough team and with 8 of the Tigers run on team out with injury or other commitments it was an opportunity for Coach Shags to test the depth of the Tigers squad in 2010.
The Tigers on ball combinations are starting to find form and rhythm with Arnold, Johnno and Jimmy (No Barra) Walle running riot across the park on the back of some great ruck work from Wilson and Jacob.
Jimmy’s return from a pre season hamstring injury was always going to harden up the middle but it was Arnold who stole the show with a mesmerising display of magic hands, dazzling pace and long kicks penetrating deep into the forward line time and again. Not to mention one attempted mark that if he'd held it would of been a chance for mark of the year in the AFL little alone the Summerland League.
The Tigers started on fire from the bounce and broke away to a solid 6 goal lead at the first break.
To Ballina’s credit they came out at the start of the second quarter and played some quality football to kick 5 unanswered goals and be just 5 points shy of the Tigers with 5 mins left until the break. However the Tigers then steadied and some solid work from Arty and the boys at the back rebounding the Ballina attacks that allowed Jimmy the opportunity to kick a couple of late goals including one from the centre square to get the Tigers back to a comfortable lead by half time.
From there the Tigers were never threatened and started to dominate the contests across the park.
The second half turned into the Arnold, Johnno and Roundy show with the onballers consistently winning the ball from the rucking of Wilson and Roundy taking big marks or dishing the ball off to the small forwards for some sneaky goals. Herc and Johnno got into the goal kicking action banging home 5 solid goals between them to finish the match.
It was an impressive second half for the Tigers with contributions across the park and considering the talent in the ranks still to come back into the side, things are looking good.
Big thanks to all the Tigers volunteer support and Club President Col, for putting together such a great day for all.
Also thanks to the team support staff and of course the fantastic home crowd.
Final Score - Tigers 20.15 - 135 d Bombers 8.9 – 57
Tigers Goal Kickers:
James (No Barra) Walle – 3
Herc - 3
Roundy - 2
Wilson - 2
Arnold – 2
Jacob - 1
Chicken - 1
Nugget – 2
Matty - 1
Players Player - Arnold
Potty Cellars Award - Popey
White Jade Award - Wilson
Hooked on Seafood Award - Jai
Pottsville Sports Club Award - Arnold
Next Game is Rd 5 away at Coolangatta. All supporters are encouraged to make the trip to Cooly to support the Tigers.
Note: The above is the view of the author and may not be the view of the club or its committee.