Saturday football in Tigertown-there is nothing better.
Match day 4 was always going to be a special day with all Tigers teams playing at home and the promise of big crowds and some exciting games. The U6 Yellows and the U7 Greens were up against fast and well organised Sharks teams while the U7 Blues were playing De La Salle who are always strong in this age group.
The U11 Bronze were trying to put last week's defeat to the Roosters behind them and came up against a Gymea team looking to get their first win of the season. The U11 Silver team were hoping to build on their strong performance against the Sharks and came up against a skilful Stingrays team. In the Sunday games the U14's were playing Aquinas in the televised game and the U17 merged team were playing a strong Sharks outfit.
Match Day 4 is brought to you by our sponsors; One Agency Menai, Quality Health Care, Your Chemist Yarrawarrah, Pizza League, Coota Valley Meats, Streamline Finance Services and Warren Saunders Insurance Brokers. We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors and without their ongoing support we wouldn't be the club we are.
Thanks to all the supporters for making it such a great day at Yarrawarrah Oval and thank you to all our volunteers on the BBQ, in the Canteen and on Ground Duties-Your support for the club is greatly appreciated.
U6 Yellow Tigers 40 V Cronulla Caringbah Sharks 44
This was the game of the day and had a bit of everything. Unfortunately, the Tigers went down by a try which was scored in the final seconds of the game. The Tigers can hold their heads high for playing their part in a highly entertaining game. Jake McMillan was today's captain and he led from the front scoring 5 tries and making some crucial tackles throughout the game. Arlo Gibbons chipped in with 2 tries and his speed worried the Sharks and Sonny Faughey with 2 and Hendrix Crawley with 1 rounded out the scoring for the Tigers. Joshua Dart was awarded Player of the game and he made some important runs and tackles when called upon. Hendrix Austin, Layken Koprivic and Bodhi Preen all made important contributions and it was great to see each putting their hand up to carry the ball. Hendrix Crawley had another good game and is becoming a consistent performer for the Yellow team and a special mention to Angelo Talotta, who was playing with a smile on his face and looked to be enjoying his football again. Congratulations to the Sharks who played with great spirit and a special mention to River Stanley who scored 9 of the Sharks 11 tries.
Player of the Game: Joshua Dart
Encouragement Award: Hendrix Austin
Tigers Spirit Award: Angelo Tallota
U7 Green Tigers 36 V Cronulla Caringbah Sharks 48
This was another good game with the Sharks just edging out the Tigers in the end. The whole team contributed at different stages and Levi Horne was awarded Player of the game for his 4 tries and fast breaks down the wing. Hayden Walker, Aston Gibbons and Levi Horne made tackle after tackle and Zac May, Logan Estcourt and Malachi Kane kept looking to get involved and put the Tigers on the front foot. Charlotte Dart made some good line breaks and Max Horne constantly worried the Sharks defence with his turn of speed and clever side-stepping. Aston Gibbons and Max Horne scored 2 tries apiece and Zac May with 1 rounded out the Tigers scoring. This team is gaining a reputation of always wanting to keep the ball in play, with multiple offloads per set. Congratulations to the Sharks and if the Green team can continue to play this positively, a win is surely just around the corner.
Player of the Game: Levi Horne
Encouragement Award: Logan Estcourt
Tigers Spirit Award: Malachi Kane
U7 Blue Tigers 4V De La Salle 80
The Tigers Blue team ran into a steam train in the form of a strong, physical and fast De La Salle team. The Tigers were unable to make any progress as the De La Salle defence was strong and well organised and we were just unable to find any gaps to exploit. Hunter Welfare was awarded Player of the game with some strong runs and good ball handling. Roseanna Yang always managed to beat the first defender and made some important runs for the team. Toby Hampson never gave up and kept trying to pierce the De La Salle defence and Lachlan Couley covered every blade of grass in an effort to score. A special mention to Ruby McClennan who played well despite the opposition being bigger and stronger and she never gave up and kept looking for the ball. De La Salle were far and away the best team the Blues have played this year and we wish them well in their remaining games.
Player of the Game: Hunter Welfare
Encouragement Award: Ruby McClennan
Tigers Spirit Award: Lachlan Couley
U11 Bronze Tigers 54 V Gymea Gorillas 24
The Bronze team got back to winning ways against a decent Gorillas team who showed good spirit and were always a threat to the Tigers despite the score line. This game marked Lewis Amesbury's 50th game for the Tigers and he had a good game to mark the occasion. In the first quarter the Tigers went 3 tries ahead thanks to the Three L's; Levi, Lewis and Leo
and Gymea pegged one back in the final seconds of the quarter. In the second quarter Gymea worked themselves back into the game and scored after a period of sustained pressure near the Tigers line. The come back, however was short lived as the Tigers scored straight from the kick off through a good try scored by Arlo Hankinson.
In the third quarter Gymea scored 2 tries to the Tigers 1 but the Tigers managed to pull clear from the Gorillas in the fourth quarter by scoring multiple tries. Levi Dawson was Player of the game for his 2 tries a energetic work around the ball. Arlo Hankinson and Leo Giovenco also scored 2 tries each and Jake Dooley, Lewis Amesbury and Zane Shoblom completed the scoring for the Bronze team. This was a great team performance by the Tigers with all player supporting each other and encouraging team mates.
Player of the Game: Max Cooper
Tigers Spirit Award: Levi Dawson
U11 Silver Tigers 46 V Kurnell Stingrays 0
This was a dominant performance by the Silver team who carried their form from last week into this game. The Tigers made a great start to the game with Ethan Coleman scoring in the first minute and after a period of Stingray pressure, the Tigers were able to hold them out with some strong defence which allowed Billy Dunn to find some space and out flank the Stingrays defence to score. Billy Dunn scored his second try in the second quarter after a great break by Arlo Hankinson, which saw him get a ball to Ethan Coleman who made a jinking run through the defence before getting a pass off to Billy who scored in the corner. Mason De Luca scored a barnstorming try in the second quarter to give the Tigers a 24-0 half-time lead.
The Tigers put on a further 3 tries in the third quarter through Jack Nolan, Zar Mackenzie and Arlo Hankinson and Ethan Coleman scored the final try of the game in the fourth quarter to give the Tigers a 46-0 victory. Mason De Luca was awarded Player of the game and it was a solid all round team performance that was most pleasing for the Tigers. The Stingrays were a much better team than the score suggests and we wish them well for the rest of the season.
Player of the Game: Mason De Luca
Tigers Spirit Award: Ethan Coleman
U14 Silver Tigers 48 V Aquinas Colts 4
The Tigers go into the game against the Colts missing 2 players, Kobi Porter and Alex Mantik and carrying a few injuries from last weeks defeat to the Scots. We welcome Dylan Hughes to the team playing his first game for the Tigers and his first game of league. We also congratulate Harrison Melbourne who plays his 50th game for the Tigers today.
The Tigers got off to a good start scoring off their first set with a try to Tom Robinson in the right corner. The Colts had a couple of sets before coughing up the ball which allowed Luke Fenton to attack down the centre before giving the ball to Coby Wilson to score near the posts. From the kick off Luke Fenton collected the ball and ran the length of the field to score under the posts. Another try to Luke Fenton put the score out to 22-0 and the Tigers were in control of the game. The Tigers stocks were further hampered with Coby Wilson limping off with a calf injury and more pressure from the Tigers saw Fintan Kelly score to give the Tigers a 26-0 half time lead.
Albie Lamaro scored the first points of the second half after a big gap opened up in the Colts defence. A great try by Fintan Kelly off a scrum on the Tigers 20 metre line saw him run 90 metres through the Colts defence to score under the posts. The Colts deservedly pulled a try back after some strong runs at the Tigers defensive line. Dylan Hughes marked his debut with a try after a sweeping back line move which saw the ball go through 10 pairs of hands before Alex Moussa scored after the siren to give the Tigers a convincing 48-4 victory.
This was a solid team performance against a Colts team that never gave up, Luke Harrison was solid in the dummy half role, Kai Connor and Thomas Robinson got through a tonne of work and Luke Fenton always looked dangerous when running at the defence. It was also good to see Fintan Kelly get on the scoresheet with two good tries and Bailey Mason capped his return to the team with a mistake free performance. Jai McEwen was a deserved Player of the game with an impressive all-round performance. Well done to the Colts, they kept playing until the final whistle and their heads never dropped.
Player of the Game: Jai McEwen
Tigers Spirit Award: Luke Harrison
U17 Silver Como/Tigers 6 V Cronulla Caringbah Sharks 44
Another tough game for the U17's who ran into a Sharks team who just had too much on the day for the merged team.