Tyne Tees Tigers 5.9 (39) defeated by Kingdom Kangaroos 9.11 (65)
Tigers latest preseason hit out saw the visit of the Kingdom Kangaroos for the 1st Annual Bawbag Cup.
The tigers starting 9 saw several changes from our 2015 line up with debutants Boxy, Matt and Martyn and several players returning from long term injury/absence.
A heavy pitch and dull windy weather (Tyneside bank holiday special) greeted the teams and a keenly fought yet scrappy contest resulted in a win to the Kangaroos by 26 points (Tigers 5.9.39 defeated by Roos 9.11.65)
Tigers' Best on Ground, Anthony Roy Brannigan for his 4 goals and all round composure.
Special mentions to:
The 3 new Tigers, welcome Matt, Martyn and especially Boxy - getting sparked out on your debut is one way to make an impression.
Captain Colum who managed to get a yellow card and dismissed from the ground for the rest of the quarter in Q4.
Coach Chris Rodger on his 1st game coaching us.
We look forward to the 2017 installment...............
Evening Chronicle 06/04/2016
"Kangaroos jump all over Tyne Tees Tigers"
"GOSFORTH-based Tyne Tees Tigers lost 65-39 to the Kingdom Kangaroos from Fife in Scotland.
"The match was played on a heavy pitch in dull and sometimes blustery conditions.
"The first half began with the visitors scoring the first goal through clever, determined play from the Roos' midfield.
"The goal was the spark the Tigers needed with a deft tap down by Ruckman and captain Colum Donaghy to Anthony Roy Brannigan.
"The sharp transition of play resulted in a six-pointer for the home team and a continued dominance which resulted in a lead at first interval.
"The second quarter saw the Tigers kick into a strong breeze.
"They maintained their advantage early on through excellent play by Mike Teasdale, first-gamer Martyn Laidlaw, Liam Robinson and Craig Swinhoe.
"Injuries started to impact on the Tigers' performance as the Roos clawed their way back to a narrow lead at half-time.
"The third and fourth quarters saw both teams struggle to take hold of the game.
"The visitors, however, with a deeper bench and excellent skill, held on to run out winners by four goals.
"Tigers' Best on Ground was Anthony Roy Brannigan for his four goals.
"Next up for the Tigers is a trip to Edinburgh in the Haggis Cup on Saturday."