First Grade Tigers played Grenfell last Sunday and ran out comfortable winners 44-14. Canowindra held a strong lead of 30 points to nil for a long portion of the game. In the first half the Tigers played good attacking football with strong defence but in the second half failed to hold their composure and tried to push the ball on to many occasions.
Grenfell were strong in the second half having the better of possession and scored 14 points.
In a very physical game Canowindra showed its class and put points on the board for the home side. Good to see the return of a couple of injured players and Danny Matthews, Geneco Hardwick and Brian Clark had a strong game. Luke Watt had one of his best games playing in the second row and as did Blocker Woolley, he was good in attack and defence. George LoLo continued his good form with many bustling runs and also a return of Mick Clyburn who will allow depth on the bench. Players player went to Luke Watt.
The score didn’t really indicate the closeness of the league tag game the Tigresses played on Sunday. The girls held the strong Grenfell side out for 20 minutes in the first half and only from a loose ball and it is that put the Tigresses on the back foot.
In the second half the Tigresses mixed up their attack and used their kicking game better which put Grenfell under some pressure but the class of the side with solid defence kept the home team scoreless winning 32-0. Players player went to Kelly Price.
The Youth League side had a number of players not committing to the team which left with 13 players and they did perform well against the second placed Grenfell team going down 54-22.
The young Tigers played well in patches and put Grenfell under pressure but the size of the Grenfell pack told on the home side and they tired in the closing 10 minutes. Players player went to Eli Reid and Harry Warn.
This week the Tigers will travel to Eugowra to take on the Eagles with the first game at 11.20am.
By Barry Traves