By Julien Pitts
Seniors Match Report
The Rococo’s Bar and Bistro Noosa Tigers have recorded a 20 goal plus victory over the Burleigh Bombers in front of a great 1200 people strong crowd at the Noosa village Autos Oval last Saturday.
On a beautiful autumn day and with Collingwood great Dane Swan entertaining a sold out President’s Luncheon the Noosa boys were just far too strong for the Gold Coast outfit. Early on the game was a grind with both teams going head to head and the contested ball even around the stoppages. However the Tigers broke the game open in the middle part of the second stanza and from there it was just smooth sailing and plenty of skilful highlights for the top of the table Tigers. Former club champion and avid football follower Damian Hahn said ‘once we got going in the second quarter the game was over. To win by over 100 points is an enormous effort in any competition and the Tigers were clearly in the zone’.
Nick Hill was outstanding for the victors amassing 28 touches and booting five goals up forward whilst Connor McDonald was again a standout at centre half forward kicking five himself. The two Will’s as they are known at Noosa just keep on wowing the Tiger faithful with their clean skills and ball use. Maverick Pettigrove was just dynamite the entire day around the coal face picking up 29 touches in another super impressive display.The Rococo’s Noosa Tigers head back down the Bruce Highway this Saturday to take on Aspley and complete the first round of fixtures. A reminder to all that our next speaking guest will be Black Caviar trainer Peter Moody on Saturday 1 June.
The Reserves remain undefeated on top of the ladder with an impressive 129 point demolition of Burleigh. The boys got off to a great start with Connor Templeton giving the forwards plenty of opportunities with his run off half back.
Daniel Bence (7 goals), Darcy O’Sullivan, Ryan Torrence and Gary Wallace were dominating the midfield battle whilst up forward it was the robust Ryan Evans leading the way with ix majors. He was well backed up with the likes of Adam Curry and Sam Friend impressing the Tiger crowd.
Noosa’s tackling was a feature of their game with co-captain Keenan James setting the standard.