Almost fifty years of arch rivalry and the Noosa versus Maroochydore clash continues to thrill local football patrons. The game last Saturday at the Noosa Village Autos oval was simply an absolute cracker. It had everything, great skill, hard in and under contests and one on one battles right across the field.
The Rococo’s Bar & Bistro Tigers were good enough to be in front by 2 points at the final siren but local footy was the winner. The competition these two clubs bring to the table is what punters want to see. They rarely disappoint and the history speaks for itself. Of course, to be on the winning end is always nice but I think everyone knows at Tigerland that season 2019 is still at a knife’s edge regardless of our boys being two games and percentage clear on the Hart Sport Division 1 QFA Ladder.
Tiger star Jai Fitzpatrick said after the game, “They’re the games you want to be involved in. It’s just a full on contest from start to finish and we have heaps of respect for each other.”
Skipper Aaron Laskey was again outstanding both across half back and through the midfield. The skipper just doesn’t have a bad day along with footy manager Mitch Woods who again gathered 29 touches on his wing and set up many scoring thrusts for the Tigers. Jayden Holt’s skills were there again on show for all to see where the talented on-baller collected 26 touches to again be among the Tigers best.
Even more special was that the annual Sponsors Day coincided with the match. The Rococo’s Bar and Bistro Noosa Tigers are on the road this Saturday down to Burleigh on our final away fixture for the season before returning home for our last two home games against Springwood and Aspley.