On Saturday the Canowindra Tigers travelled to Trundle to consolidate their 3rd place on the ladder. The defence was the best it’s been all year with neither side giving an inch. After some bone-rattling tackles a kick went up from Trundle, who ran away to score under the post, taking the first lead 6-0.
Trundle increased their lead with a lapse in defence for them to post a second try and conversion, taking the score to 12-0 at half time. The Tigers worked hard playing fantastic football and putting a strain on Trundle’s defence with team efforts and good handling of the ball.
Canowindra’s forwards were working hard on the ground’s heavy conditions, putting them in a good position to attack. Brown went down the blind side only a couple of metres short of the try line to set Ebann Malae in for a try, and McLean added the extras to level the scores.
Late in the second half, the Tigers had a great opportunity in a penalty kick only to see it go just wide. With a few minutes left on the clock, Canowindra tried hard to equal the scores but their last kick found the Trundle player instead and when the siren sounded, the score was 13-12 in Trundle’s favour.
All players put in a mighty effort and with more ball work they will be looking good for the following rounds. Player’s player went to Jayden Brown with Kain Earsman receiving 3 points, David Birmingham and Aaron Earsman 2 points and Tim Whythes 1 point. This weekend the Tigers take on the Binalong team at Tom Clyburn Oval which should be a great contest in all grades.