With only pride to play for the Seniors got their 3rd win of the Season against Mooroolbark at home this week and the under 19s all but wrapped up a finals berth with a big win against the Mustangs. Reserves battled hard against the top team and while beaten certainly weren’t disgraced. BIG THANK YOU to Debbie Stingell for the great photos.
Congratulations to our Junior Club on the weekends Grand Finals and season overall - One Premiership in the U13’s and a Runners Up in the under 12s is a great effort and season. Our Under 14 girls have a chance to add to the trophy cabinet NEXT Sunday when they face off against The Basin in the Grand Final at Rowville 10.00 am start - Would be great to see another tiger army out supporting the girls.
With just one round to go we are away to Donny East next week , We will also be looking for volunteers over the next 3 weeks as we again host division 4 finals.
Reserves Coaches Report
Saturday saw us go up against top of the ladder Mooroolbark and unfortunately we were hampered with Senior injuries and some unavailable's meaning we had to call on 2 under 19's to fill the bench, however our side showed plenty of heart with a solid performance which had us in the game at 3 qtr time, our effort and endeavour I couldn't question as we brought pressure and intensity around the footy but we just couldn't sustain it in the last qtr as to Mooroolbark's credit they showed their class to kick away and win by 5 goals. Toby Ward was our best kicking 3 and was super on the footy, Danger mopped up across half back all day and Tom Blanche and Finchy again played with plenty of heart down back and out on the wing. All in all a great contest with plenty of positives for our group. Thanks for all the support on a bleak weather day
Steve Jordan Reserves Coach
Senior Coaches Report
This week we hosted Mooroolbark in our last home game of the season. Despite the fact that our fate had been sealed with last week’s loss, we were determined to finish the year of strongly over the remaining 2 weeks. We kicked with the aid of the breeze in the first quarter and didn’t take full toll, only holding a 6 point lead at quarter time. Our 2nd quarter was much better as we kicked 4 goals to 2 against the breeze and took a 16 point lead into half time. Mooroolbark came out hard in the 3rd quarter kicking the first 2 goals and closed the margin to under a goal. Pleasingly we responded and extended the lead to 22 points at 3 quarter time. Predictably Mooroolbark challenged us in the last quarter but we were able to play some mature footy and come away with a 10 point win. James McCubbin played his best game of the season and Will Gordon continued his recent good form. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us in difficult conditions, we hope to see you all out at Doncaster east next week to close out the season.
Neil Winterton Senior Coach