Tyne Tees Tigers 16.25 (121) defeated Merseyside Saints 9.20 (74)
Weather: Overcast with a sprinkling of Tiger glory!
The scene was set although a quarter of the tigers were still battling the M62 at kick off time. With a delayed start the boys hit the ground running and went straight for the jugular of Mersey with Brady lighting up the gabber grass with goals on the burst. Our first quarter was fast, tight, aggressive footy!
That dominance continued for the second with Morgs and our other big man Connor controlling things across the ground. With Roy and Chris rotating off the bench with 2 dodgy shoulders there was not much time for complacency as we continued to push to break Mersey hearts. The boys were all putting in a massive shift. The 3rd quarter was a struggle with possibly our fitness and a smidgen of Mersey heart pushing us to work harder. Stevey A was having his fair share of the footy picking up the scraps and punching from behind nicely!! Dan was given the job of stopping there go to man (Chrisso's buddy) with a tagging/pissing off role which seemed to nullify the little fella and send his blood pressure through the roof!! Job done....tick!!
Ian was Mr Consistent not giving his man an easy ball!
Sparky was a continuous threat up front bringing the ball to ground for our runners to swoop on and with Mike and Mini having a real dip things were only going to get worse for Mersey.
Col was getting his hand to the ball in ruck and giving us first options.
With the 3rd quarter behind us the boys pushed bloody hard to see off mersey which we did ending up deserving victors 16:25 121 to 9:20 74 a margin of 47 points.
Special mention to the pres for giving away a 25mt penalty FROM THE SIDELINES!!!!!!!! Not happy Jan (Google that pommies) and Boxy for being water boy and my runner.....was a massive help!!
We played some great footy today and was a real pleasure to be a part of it....let's kick on.
Well done to all the boys today but the job is only half done!!
Let's get as many out on Wednesday night in preparation to smashing Sheffield all over the park next Saturday!!!