Tigers too strong for Gold Coast
TWEED Coast Tigers went on the prowl in Saturday's Summerland AFL game against Gold Coast at Len Peak Oval, posting a 21-goal win over their outclassed rivals.
Gold Coast never threw in the towel but from the first bounce they were hard-pressed to stay in touch with their individual markers and the Tigers on the scoreboard.
The Tigers players combined superbly and all contributed to the 26.1.173 to 7.2.44 win.
A highlight of the match for the Tigers was Sam Edwards' first ever goal in Aussie rules.
The youngster is having his first season in the game and was absolutely thrilled with his lone goal which was presented to him by older brother, Josh, a schoolteacher who has just returned to Tigers ranks after a transfer back to the area during the summer.
The Tigers had stars all over the paddock – Josh Edwards was in the thick of everything and the teenage John Carsley and midfielders, Ash Gemmill and Jim Walles all bagged a swag of six-pointers.
Walles booted seven goals including four from outside the 50-metre arc– a performance which earned him best-on-ground.
Gemmill notched five goals and John Cassidy and Carsley each contributed four.
Lanky ruckman, Nathan Wilson, also dominated and regularly gave his team-mates first use of the ball.
Next up for the Tigers will be a home game at Pottsville Oval against a strong Byron Bay outfit while Gold Coast will head to the Nimbin Showgrounds to play the Demons on Sunday.