It was another big weekend at Yarrawarrah Oval with the Tigers hosting 10 games in all, with 4 home games on Saturday and 6 games on Sunday. We have two top of the table clashes with the undefeated U11 Bronze team taking on the Menai Roosters on Saturday and the early game on Sunday see's the undefeated U14 Silver team take on Arncliffe Scots. We also have the undefeated U6 Yellow team taking on the Joeys in the first game on Saturday.
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It was another glorious Autumn weekend and the sun shone as brightly as the football on display. On Saturday we had a mixed day with 2 wins for the U6 Yellow team and a great win for the U11 Silver against the top of the table Sharks and 4 defeats for the two U7 teams, the U11 Bronze losing their perfect record and the U12 Gold merged team suffering another defeat, this time against the Dragons.
Thanks to all the supporters for making it such a great atmosphere at Yarrawarrah Oval and thank you to all our volunteers on the BBQ, in the Canteen and on Ground Duties-Your support is greatly appreciated.
U6 Yellow Tigers 36 V Joeys 20
The U6 Yellow team remain undefeated after one of the strangest games we have played this year. The Joeys team was very inexperienced and found it difficult to stay focused during the game, but kept trying and scored some great tries. The Yellow team were aware that they were bigger and stronger and tried to show as much restraint as possible when tackling the younger and smaller Joeys. The Joeys team was to be congratulated for sticking with it and scored some great individual tries. Hendrix Crawley was top scorer with 4 tries and Arlo, Jake and Sonny scored 1 each. Layken, Bodhi and Joshua got plenty of game time and they grew in confidence and as the game went on, Arlo made a couple of runs and made some important tackles and Angelo was a little out of sorts and sat out most of the game. Congratulations to the U6 team who remain undefeated with a 100% record.
Player of the Game: Layken Koprivic
Encouragement Award: Bodhi Preen
Tigers Spirit Award: Hendrix Austin
U7 Blue Tigers 24 V Aquinas Colts 52
The Blue team came up against a strong Aquinas team and put on a good team performance despite the result. Toby Hampson and Lachlan Couley scored 2 tries apiece and Roseanna and Charlotte scored to round out the Blue's scoring. Toby Hampson was Player of the Game and he was strong in defence and attack and he was well supported by Lachlan Couley who had another strong game in only his second game for the Tigers. Charlotte Dart and Roseanna Yang worked in tandem throughout the game to pressure the Aquinas defence and they were well supported by Hunter Welfare and Kade Jones. Ruby McLennan and Hudson Amor played well but had few chances to get in the game.
Player of the Game: Toby Hampson
Encouragement Award: Roseanna Yang
Tigers Spirit Award: Kade Jones
U7 Green Tigers 32 V Taren Point Titans 48
This was a good game that could have gone either way but the Titans just showed too much at different stages to keep their noses in front throughout the game. Aston Gibbons scored 4 tries and was always a threat once he got into space. Max Horne scored 2 tries and Zac May and Hayden Walker rounded out the scoring for the Tigers. There was some strong defence from the Tigers and Malachi Kane made some try-saving tackles throughout the game and was well supported by Hayden Walker. Logan Estcourt made some important hit-ups and Max and Levi Horne were constantly looking for work and their enthusiasm and strong running would always get the Tigers on the front foot. The Green team will be known as the "off-load" Kings as every player looked for a pass to a teammate when tackled. The Green's can take a lot of confidence from this game as the Titans were a strong and well organised team and we caused them plenty of headaches when we had confidence in our ability.
Player of the Game: Zac May
Encouragement Award: Aston Gibbons
Tigers Spirit Award: Max Horne
U11 Bronze Tigers 12 V Menai Roosters 18
This was a disappointing result for the Bronze team who came up against a more determined and more enthusiastic Roosters team on the day. It was a tight opening to the game with the Roosters getting on the board first and then the Tigers scoring straight from the kick-off after some great work from Arlo Hankinson to allow Levi Dawson to score and level things up. In the second and third quarters the Roosters applied lot's of pressure to the Tigers defence causing a number of errors and mistakes from the Tigers. This pressure paid off for the Roosters who scored in the second quarter and put on another try in the final seconds of the third quarter, to put the Roosters out to an 18-6 lead. There was a lot to do in the final quarter for the Tigers and they started brightly attacking the Roosters at every opportunity. The Tigers were unable to build any real momentum as injuries held up play and in the final minute, the Tigers eventually scored with Arlo getting in close to the posts.
Player of the Game: Lewis Amesbury
Tigers Spirit Award: William Janssen
U11 Silver Tigers 20 V Cronulla Caringbah Sharks 16
This was an important win for the Tigers to register their first points of the season and beat the early competition leaders at the same time. The match got off to a great start for the Tigers with Mason De Luca making a great break from the kick-off and carried defenders over the line to score in the corner. This gave the team confidence and the Silver team was playing of verve and energy and scored Mason De Luca scored again to give the Tigers a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Sharks scored early in the second quarter but the Tigers re-established the 10 point lead by scoring straight from the kick-off after a fantastic run by Billy Dunn who scored in the corner. Everybody in the Silver team was playing well, encouraging each other at every opportunity and doing their job to keep the Sharks at bay. The third quarter was played in terrible conditions with a strong wind and driving rain making it difficult to play and there were plenty of handling errors and dropped ball from both teams. Scores remained at 16-6 until the Sharks scored early in the fourth quarter to bring scores back to 16-10. After some back and forth the Tigers scored again through Jack Nolan after more great work by Billy Dunn to give the Tigers a 20-10 lead. The Sharks never gave up and were keen to maintain their 100% record and scored straight from the kick-off to bring the scores back to 20-16. In the final minutes the Sharks kept attacking but some solid defence by the Tigers allowed them to hold on and secure an important win.
Player of the Game: Billy Dunn
Tigers Spirit Award: Mason De Luca
U12 Gold Bosco/Tigers 14 V Engadine Dragons 42
U14 Silver Tigers 6 V Arncliffe Scots 32
The U14's unbeaten start came to an end against a red hot Scots team, who proved to be too big, too strong and too fast for the Tigers. The Tigers cause wasn't helped when they lost three players to injuries during the game and needed to be at full strength to get anywhere near a committed Scots team. Arncliffe scored quick points in the first quarter by scoring off their first set with a great run through the Tigers defence. They then scored again from the kick off with their powerful forwards rolling through the Tigers defensive line to set up another try under the posts. The Tigers had some joy when they managed to attack and Alex Moussa and Jacob Way made some yards with some committed runs, however the Scots quickly reasserted their dominance and put on another try with a sweeping cross park move to take a 20-0 half-time lead. In the second half Arncliffe put on another two tries before Alex Moussa crossed the line for a consolation try for the Tigers. In a dominant display by Arncliffe, the Tigers had a couple of bright lights; Coby Wilson had a standout game, constantly running at the Arncliffe forwards and making important metres with every hit-up. Luke Fenton made some strong runs when he had the ball but was often isolated at outside centre and Alex Moussa continues to drive the team forward with his intelligent running and never say die approach to the game.
U17 Silver Como/Tigers 10 V De La Salle 22