Big hearts on display
TIGERS took on the Peak Down Pirates in Tieri at the weekend. In cold conditions the boys played their hearts out. A good try went to Harrison Bray, backing up Ryan Elliott with an inside pass right before the try line. Tigers best forward went to Ben Hanrahan, best back to Harrison Bray and best and fairest to Ryan Elliott. The Emerald side had some great runs from Lachlan Laffer, Brett Perkins and Luke Barsby. The defence was a team effort once again. Additional Tigers tries were awarded to Luke Barsby, Lachlan Currie, Ben Hanrahan, Ryan Elliott and Harrison Bray.
BLACKWATER Crushers under-12s travelled to Tieri at the weekend to take on the Emerald Brothers White. Unfortunately with only 11 players, the Crushers couldn’t overcome a full-strength Brothers side with the final score ending in 26-18. Man of the match Aaron Mathews showed the hard work he put in at training on the field Saturday. Mathew O’Brien opened the scoring for the Crushers in the first half and as the side tired, Brothers scored points. At half-time the score was 26-6. With some positive talk during the break, the boys went back out and defended and held Brothers scoreless in the second half. Mathew O’Brien got himself another two tries with Caleb Kennedy, Liam Carsburg Bateman and Mathew O’Brien converting all tries. All players who turned up to play on Saturday showed what they could do with only 11 players. The coaching staff and parents were all proud of the boys’ effort and way they held their heads up and never gave up. Well done under-12s Crushers.