FOSTER has caused the upset of the weekend defeating the red hot Stony Creek Lions by five points at the Showgrounds.
After a crushing victory over Tarwin last week the Lions would’ve been confident heading into the weekend’s game. But it was clear from the outset that the Tigers weren’t going to let their opponents rule the game. There was plenty of passion early, with some push and shove at both ends of the ground.
The question on everybody’ s mind was ‘who was going to Bergles’, but the defensive unit for the Tigers took it upon themselves to work as one to cut off leads and drop in front of the dangerous forward. Limiting Bergles to four goals was a great result for a forward of his calibre and was key factor in the Tigers upset win.
The battle of the midfields was phenomenal with Josh Toner and Nathan Grylls leading the way for the Tigers alongside Jack Nolan and Will Collins for the Lions.
Foster held a slim six-point lead at halftime in a high scoring first half. The third quarter was an arm wrestle with both teams getting done on the defensive end. Just two behinds were added for the entire third quarter and at the final change the Tigers held on to a four-point lead.
Coach Brad Rooney begged his players for one last ditch effort, to throw caution to the wind and bring home the win for the Tigers’ faithful. However, it was the Lions striking early through Anthony Sigeti and the intensity lifted. But the Tigers didn’t shy away, booting the next three consecutive goals and hanging on for a thrilling five-point win.
Foster’s terrific performance shows that any team on their day is a contender in the Alberton league, with an exciting and fast paced display of football a treat for the watching crowd. The Tigers will gear up to host Toora in the second week of the split round, while Stony Creek will look to bounce back against MDU.South Gippsland Sentinel Times
TARWIN has put themselves back on the winners’ list with a 30-point victory over MDU at Shark Park.
After a disappointing showing against Stony Creek, the Sharks were adamant at bouncing back against the winless Demons. But credit must go to the MDU line up who didn’t give the Sharks an easy run at any stage of the game.
The Demons’ attack on the ball and willingness for the contest made for a very spirited game. Matt Hams and Tom Corry were superb for the Demons, leading from the front and putting their heads straight over the footy.
Unfortunately for MDU the execution was slightly off and the Sharks hit the scoreboard at key stages in the game. Jari Kennedy and Kevin McLean were gelling well up forward for the Sharks combining for six of the 10 goals kicked for the afternoon.
An 11 point quarter time lead stretched to 21 at half time thanks to the work of hard running midfielders Troy Toussaint and Todd Dobson.
Inaccuracies in front of goal left the door ajar for the Demons, but failing to register a score in the third term made the job difficult. The Sharks put the foot down in the last quarter, controlling the play not allowing the Demons to dictate.
Kennedy slotted his fourth goal early in the last quarter as the Sharks marched home to a solid win in front of the home crowd. Tarwin will now prepare for a big clash with Fish Creek at home while the Demons will continue their search for that elusive four points as they take on Stony Creek at the racecourse.South Gippsland Sentinel Times
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