It was a disappointing weekend for the Canowindra Tigers last weekend with all grades going down to Eugowra. The Tigers started the game off well with a
try to Brad Tangye to give them the lead 4-0. The boys looked to be in control and it was a good sign as there were a number of changes in the squad.
As a few errors crept into the Tigers play, Eugowra gained some ascendancy and scored two quick tries to take the lead 10-4. Strong running from Kain Earsman broke the Eugowra line to find Nick Willson lurking up in support.
He ran away to score under the post which was converted by McLean to even the scores 10 all. With only 4 minutes before the half time siren, Eugowra scored from a kick which took an awful bounce to the Tigers defence. Eugowra
converted and the Tigers trailed by 6 points at half time.
Early in the second half Canowindra lost the ball in goal and Eugowra pounced to force the ball for a try which was converted to extend their lead to 12 points.
This trend continued and from a penalty kick the Tigers failed to put it out, allowing Eugowra to score the next set of 6. From this point Eugowra controlled the match with some smart kicks which resulted in tries or repeat sets, wearing down the Tigers defence.
In the 17th minute the Tigers hit back with some good play. Aaron Earsman spotted a hole and took full advantage to score. Jayden Brown converted to narrow the gap to 14 points. The Tigers continued to work hard but when
given good field position they made silly errors, handing the ball back to Eugowra.
The home side came out winners with the final score at 36-16. The total tackle for the match was 267 with 161 of these in the second half. It is commitment from everyone that makes up a footy side so get behind the Tigers and cheer them on this Saturday as they play against Grenfell to stay in the tournament.