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TIGERS (1) VS Southside Eagles (0)

Sat 23 Apr 2016

A prime time 6pm kick off on Saturday evening saw the Tigers take on Southside Eagles at Esher Street.

Tigers were missing two of the new recruits, Greg and Matt (special couples getaway) and the Hero from last Kerwin I. The Tigers started a lot smarter than recent games and took the game to Eagles, Darren Kelly had a great chance ruled for offside and another chance cleared off the line after being smashed by keeper - no penalty.

Russ again dominated defensively in midfield, however the ball was like a hot potato and neither team could get the ball on the ground to really test each other. Half time score was 0-0, Tigers had threatened without any real conviction and Jack in goal and a pretty uneventful first half as the Eagles never really got forward. The second half continued in the same vain as the first, Joel , Jared, Charlie and Silky all provided width and started to get the better of there opposing players. Jason and Cody in the full back positions played solidly throughout and began to push forward.

Darren Kelly has another half chance that bounced off his knee and gratefully into the keepers hands. Finally the breakthrough and winning goal came from a long ball flicked on by Charlie towards John G, there was confusion between the covering defender and keeper, the ball hit the defenders knee and glanced past the keeper into an empty net,1-0.

There was still time for an inswinging corner to be met forcibly by Russ and was heading into the back of the net, unfortunately Roh couldn't get out of the way or was trying to tap it in, the ball hit Roh and keeper dived on the ball.

Game over with a 1-0, Tigers made most of the chances and Jack kept his second clean sheet of the season. The Eagles were somewhat disappointed  with the loss and thought a draw was a fairer result. The writer disagrees as the Eagles had one shot on target compared to Tigers eight or nine, some passing drills required before next weeks game.

Writers Man of the Match - Nathan Russ for the second week running

Next up -  An away fixture v Bayside Eagles Sunday at 3pm - Don Randall Oval

Player of the Match: Nathan Russ (1st), Jason Tilly (2nd), Cody Galvin (3rd)

Tigers (3) vs Centenary Stormers (3)

Sun 17 Apr 2016

The City 5 team travelled out to the Stormers home ground on a balmy Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers started off sluggishly and were on the backfoot from the start, Stomers captain and striker was causing the defence all sorts of problems. Indeed he capitalised on a ball bouncing around the box to slam home a good effort into Jacks top right corner. After a moment of craziness, the Stormers captain was rightfully red carded after an off the ball incident. However, the stormers continued to pressure the Tigers all over the park, the Tigers couldn't seem to get going and passes were going astray, a speculative long range effort took a slight deflection and deceived Jacks outstretched hand to put the Stormers into a commanding 2-0 lead.

2-0 at half time and the Tigers had not threated the Stormers keeper who was enjoying his Sunday evening watching idly. Tigers coach Pete had a few strong words to say half time and it seemed to work at the beginning of the 2nd half.

Russ in defensive midfield started to take control and finally we got the ball wide, Charlie and Silky started to cause the tiring Stormers problems. Charlie on a number of occasions powered through with pace, the Tigers started to make changes with only the final ball was letting them down. Dazza's diving header hit the crossbar, he managed to head the ground he dived so low but finally there was life in the shy Tigers.

The hill got a little steeper around the hour mark, Roh hit a back pass a little short and Jack was left stranded with the Stomers striker rounding Jack and slotting into an empty net, 3-0 with 30 minutes on the clock.

Was there a fight back in the Tigers, a glimpse of hope when a John G freekick took a bounce in front of the keeper and Jared following in finished it nicely with the ball creeping over the line, 26 mins to play. A lot of good running by Joel, Jared down the right and with Matt, Dazza and Greg making good runs and starting to taking shots the pressure was building.

Five mins to go and 3-1 down, Russ crossed from the right and Dazza got up well to power home a header to make it 3-2. Game on and the Tigers were all out trying to get the equaliser. Was there time, the ball was down the left, came into the centre forward position then fell to Silky who managed to get the ball out from under his feet and he slided through a ball to a galloping left back - no one knew who it was, no sooner had he arrived, then he had toe poked a blistering shot over the keepers shoulder into the net sending the Tigers into wild celebrations, 3-3.

Who was the hero, no other than Kerwin who this writer had never seen him put a shot on target never mind score a screamer rescuing a point for the under par Tigers, its where Legends stories come from.

The feeling after the game was that we accepted a point as a somewhat lucky one in relation to the performance we gave, all the boys realise we need to do better.

Writers Man of the Match : Nathan Russ

Writers Hero: Kerwin I

Player of the Match: Nathan Russ (1st), Kerwin I (2nd)

Grand Final Victory - City 6

An epic penalty shoot victory v Wynnum Wolves set up a final versus local rivals Logan Lighting.

In the Grand Final at Logan's home ground, a huge number of player family members and club supporters turned up to witness our Grand Final Victory. An early own goal gave the Tigers an early lead, Logan hit back with a headed goal to make it 1-1. On the stroke of half time Darren Kelly sprung the offside trap from a sublime through ball from Nathan Russ, Kelly rounded the keeper and slipped the ball home to make it 2-1 and off to the supporters he headed.

The second half was a nervy affair, even after Kelly got his second from a lovely move down the right, a ball in from the Joel 'Rackers' Rackley was superbly dispatched into the net by Kelly. Logan started to pile on the pressure and scored to make it 3-2.

It was all out bedlam around the Tigers goal, keeper Jacky Zieberth had to be substituted with a bloody nose with centre back Lee Hibbert replacing him in goal. The last 5 minutes seemed like an enternity for the Tigers.

When the final whistle blew, the Tigers deserved the victory and celebrations ensued. A huge step forward in the progression of the team and we look forward to taking on the best that the City 5 league has to offer this season.

Players Player of the Season : Alan Winchcole

Coaches Player of the Season : Kerwin I

Goal Scorer of the Season : Darren Kelly

Player with most Trophies : Joel 'Rackers' Rackley

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