12s lead the way for tigers

THE Tweed Coast Tigers Junior AFL Club was at home to the Lismore Swans last weekend, in the last of the home-and-away games for this season.

It was a day of mixed results for the Tiger cubs.

The under-10 team had a close and exciting game going down narrowly, while the under-12s continued on their way with another outstanding win, and the under-14s were a bit disappointing.

The under-10s played with a lot of enthusiasm, but too many players failed to attack the footy and back up their team mates.

Final score: Lismore 7.7-49 defeated Tweed Coast 6.4-40.

The under-12 team continued its outstanding form with another very big win, this time by 64 points.

Best players were AJ Ryan who was brilliant in the forward line, Luke Chaffer, Billy Stevenson, Leithan Thomas, Kyle Lohman, Seb Jones, Jacob McNamara and Liam Reynolds, while new boy Izaak Leestray continued to show promise.

The under-14 team tried hard but their failure to man up in defence and protect their mates when they had the ball was especially frustrating.

Their transition of the football from defence to attack was ordinary. They were given a lesson on how the game should be played.

Final score: Lismore 16.14-110 to Tweed Coast 3.2-20.

Our Henry Buist was best on ground and it would not surprise to see this player in the AFL one day.

Next week the under-12s are in the final at Maclean.

A Summer Camp to improve skills is being planned.

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