A MASSIVE third quarter from Foster has secured back to back victories for the Tigers as they defeated Toora by 23-points in front of an excited home crowd.
The Tigers trailed by two points at half time and many expected the Magpies to run over the top of the Tigers in the second half. But a seven goal to two third quarter had the Tigers’ faithful on their feet and cheering their boys home.
Tom McGowan was the man up forward with four goals and was well complemented by Brendan Neville, Nathan Grylls and Brad Rooney who all kicked two majors. It was also a stand out game from Tiger ruckman Kieran Bohn, the big unit gave his mids first use of the footy at almost every contest and was a great target around the ground.
The Tigers came out after the half time break with fire in the belly and got right to work with a goal in the opening few minutes to Josh Toner. From there the goals poured on with McGowan booting his fourth and the small forwards doing plenty of damage. A pair of late goals to Toora did leave the door slightly ajar, but with a 29-point lead and a roaring home crowd behind them the Tigers were going to take some stopping.
The Magpies booted the first of the final quarter through Bennett Osborne but the Tigers didn’t panic, going into defence mode for the next few minutes. Credit must go to the Tigers’ defence that weathered the storm early in the day and really controlled the game from the back half. A pair of late goals to the Tigers extended the lead to 23-points at the final siren and Tiger land was again a happy place.
This Foster team appears to have found its groove after a slow start to the season and will now look to make it three wins in a row when they take on MDU at Meeniyan, while Toora will look to bounce back against Tarwin at home.South Gippsland Sentinel Times
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