Coaches Comments – Men’s Division One
The game against the Vikings saw a change of venue to the West Street Oval which to say the least was slightly underprepared.
Played in perfect conditions, the Boys from the BFC squandered a number of opportunities in the 1st quarter. Working hard up the hill some scrappy entries inside the attacking 50 saw the forwards under plenty of pressure. With 6 scoring opportunities to 1 for the term the Tigers could have really made a statement if they had of kicked straight.
Score: Tigers: 2 – 4: 16 to Vikings: 0 – 1: 1
The second quarter saw the Tigers find some composure, with a more of a selfless focus evident in the way they were playing. More direct attack down the corridor saw a number of scoring opportunities. The backline boys were superb in keeping the Vikings scoreless for the term whilst continually setting up opportunities for those up the field.
Score: Tigers: 7 – 11: 53 to Vikings: 0 – 1: 1
The second half saw the Vikings players becoming increasingly frustrated with the pressure & physical presence the Tigers were bringing to the game. Ollie Halls was showing the way & not taking a backward step despite how hard the opposition was trying to rattle him. Again the boys worked hard up the hill to produce plenty of opportunities which resulted in another 4 goals for the term
Score: Tigers: 11 – 14: 80 to Vikings: 1 – 1: 7
The final term was totally dominated by the Tigers with the transition from defence to attack looking really impressive. The inclusion of Lapatha & Batson into the side gave us even more run which will be really important in the coming weeks. In what appeared to be an extremely short quarter (we still had 8 minutes to go according to our stop watch), the boys had already created 8 scoring opportunities & were looking for a huge final term.
Final Score: Tigers: 15 – 18: 108 Defeated Vikings: 1 – 3: 9
Over all a very pleasing effort from everyone. Strong right across the ground & playing a really good brand of team first football.
Best Players: Strong Team Effort
Goals: A. Ellis 4, G. Costain 3, J. Stallard 2, J. Wetzel, J. Lapatha, J. Batson, M. Hughes, C. Warrington & B. Tyrrell 1 goal each.
North Nowra Tavern and Crofty’s Auto & Tyre Vouchers – Ollie Halls
Kel Campbell Caltex Card – Josh Dexter
Tuscany Wood-Fired Restaurant Voucher – Corey Warrington
Scruple’s Hair & Beauty Award – Joshua Lapatha
Mamma’s Italian Kitchen Voucher – Codie Angilley
Dunn & Williams Coaches Cup – Ollie Halls
Coaches Comments – Women’s Premier Division
The Bomaderry AFL women turned up against the Figtree Saints determined to show that they had improved from their first round game and also determined to give Tiff Weynberg a fitting send off from the club. For the first time this year there were no first game players, and the team is starting to understand how important it is to be well prepared and switched on for the start of the game.
The Tigers midfield was strengthened by the return of Rhi Nelson who quickly showed her class by intercepting many of the Saints forward drives. In what was a tightly contested first quarter, the Tigers managed to hold out and were frustrating their opposition. A greatly improved performance that saw India Patmore sweeping across half back to repeatedly drive the ball forward. In the second quarter, the Tigers defenders again showed how good they are. Across half back, Jess Wardale, Grace Hughes and Taylor Matheson-Gee were rarely beaten and were clearly three of the best Tiger players. Erin Porritt and Emily Reichler were battling hard in the ruck and giving the opposition no easy taps. The second half followed a similar storyline, Amy Abbey and Bella Halls are quickly learning the game and are starting to use their running ability on the wings. In what was a very entertaining game, the Tigers fought it out and even managed to put a score on the board in the last quarter. A small but significant achievement for the team.
If ever the scoreboard did not reflect the quality of the game, this was it. The Tigers women can be very proud that they halved their oppositions score from earlier in the year and can now reset their expectations. After a couple of weeks off, they will face the Kiama Power at the Showground. Another opportunity to put a competitive score on the board.
Final Score: Figtree 7 – 4: 46 defeated Bomaderry 1 point
North Nowra Tavern and Crofty’s Auto & Tyre Vouchers – Jess Wardale
Zest Café & Catering Voucher – Grace Hughes
Tuscany Wood-Fired Restaurant Voucher – Taylor Matheson-Gee
Scruple’s Hair & Beauty Award – Amy Abbey
Mamma’s Italian Kitchen Voucher –Errin Porritt
Dunn & Williams Coaches Cup – Tiffany Weynberg
Division 2 – Coaches Comments
DIV 2 came up against a very slick Bulldogs squad. The boys never stopped and gave it their all up until the final siren, which is a credit to the entire playing group.
Rex in his last game for the club this year, was on fire in the midfield racking up plenty of touches. Charlie Bramley provided a solid target across the half forward line, Les was solid again across the half back line with quality support from Sam Maher. Matty Hickmott in his 200th game was up to his usual shenanigan’s and kicked a couple of goals.
Others to play well include Toby Craig, Mitch Wurr, Lockie Bailey (First game in 4 years) and Jeremy Boonstra battled hard again in the Ruck.
Scores: Buuldogs 15 – 14 : 104 defeated Bomaderry 2 – 4 : 16
Goals: M. Hickmott 2
North Nowra Tavern and Crofty’s Auto & Tyre Vouchers – Lachlan Hunt
Zest Café & Catering Voucher – Jeremy Boonstra
Tuscany Wood-Fired Restaurant Voucher – Charlie Bramley
Scruple’s Hair & Beauty Award – Mitch Wurr
Mamma’s Italian Kitchen Voucher – Les Wardale
Dunn & Williams Coaches Cup – Matthew Hickmott
From my perspective, the Club has a lot to be proud of. All 3 teams showed a lot of character with an improved effort across the board. Off the field we again handled the disruptions and game relocations without any fuss and whilst I know I can always rely of the committee to meet all challenges, I would especially like to thank Kayleigh, Tracy and the girls for their help in the canteen.
Also it would be remiss of me if I didn’t mention Abe Dunstan & Brayden Kelly who pulled on a Tiger Jumper for the first time and Matty on his 200th.
Next week the Girls have a Bye whilst DIV 2 are scheduled to play the Lions @ NDP (Time – TBC) and DIV 1 play Port Kembla @ Kully Bay at 2pm. However, as you know things can change, so be prepared.