Tigers notch huge victory
Noosa 15.17.107 defeated Mayne 3.9.27
THE Rococo's Bar and Bistro Noosa Tigers go into the half-way mark of the season sitting on top of the Hart's Sports Division 1 ladder after a thumping 80-point win over Mayne FC in Brisbane last Saturday.
From the early stages of the opening quarter, the intensity and polish with ball in hand was all Noosa as they continually drove the ball forward.
Noosa's ball movement has really been a significant factor in their stellar season thus far as they confidently hit targets.
The Tigers defence was just superb, holding a pretty strong named Mayne outfit on paper to fewer than five goals.
Up forward once again the Tigers were not relying on one or more key forwards to kick a winning score, however more so adopting the Richmond-like "share and selfless” attitude.
Corey Boardman was the standout of the day amassing 28 touches and bagging two majors to continue his consistent 2018 and confirm why the Noosa Tigers were so keen to regain his services from a stint at Wilston Grange.
Cairns recruit Jayden Holt continues to impress with his strong attack on the footy and good foot skills - he is really starting to work his way into the season and stamp his authority on the competition.
Nick Hill was sublime the entire day, kicking three goals and collecting 31 disposals while long-time Noosa Tigers juniors Jai Fitzpatrick and Peter Trompf were easily among the Tigers best.
It was a clinical team-first display by the ladder leaders.
No game this week with a bye before the Rococo's Bar & Bistro Tigers head back to Weyba Road to take on Springwood who flogged third-placed Caloundra last Saturday and are the only team so far to topple the Noosa Tigers.
It should be an absolute beauty as should our president's lunch with former AFL legend Peter 'Spida' Everitt.
Youth Girls Match
Last weekend saw our U15 Youth Girls make their way up the Bruce Highway to face Gympie on quite a frosty Friday night.
The Tigerettes showed terrific teamwork as they dominated a gallant Cats team to eventually run out 19 goal victors.
Imogen Van Der Vegt was clearly best afield booting seven goals.
Chloe Pitts bagged five goals and Hannah McKenzie was again influential with three.
Mia Woodburn continued her ultra-consistent start to the year while captain Teesha Fox revelled in the ruck with Ella Reddaway and Lauren Vaughan also among the best.
No game for our U17 girls due to a draw clash, however our U13 Youth Girls were outstanding on Sunday as they demolished a young and inexperienced Kawana outfit by some 20 goals.
Poppy Tindal again the standout performer for the Tigers booting five goals, Sarah O'Connor (six goals), Jemima Ward, Piper Wood and Stella Sudemore were all among the best in a very good all-round team effort.