‘Nothing between them’
The Rococo's Bar and Bistro Noosa Tigers have played out a classic encounter against second place Mayne with the match ending in a draw.
In a game that was even the entire day 3 quick goals from star youngster Will O'Dwyer in the final quarter looked like the Noosa boys would run away with it only for Mayne to peg them back and finish in a tie. Ex Tiger President and long time avid Tiger supporter Benji Maher said ’It was just a cracking game of senior footy. The pressure was on all day and the standard was the best we’ve seen in this Covid season. The game closely ebbed and flowed all day and in the end nothing separated both sides. Just a great game of local footy!’
Best once again for the Noosa tigers was Mitch Fraser who has just had a wonderful season since moving from East Perth. Fraser has a competitive want for the footy, a physical presence around the contest and rarely wastes a possession. Young Mac Johnston was again superb at centre half back and also had some cameos in the ruck throughout the day. Johnston's courage and second and third efforts for a lad of his size are just outstanding as he grows into a very important cog in this Tiger machine. Skipper Aaron Laskey again shone in the heat of battle providing a steady defensive influence across half back whilst fellow Premiership hero Harry Maher returned from an ankle injury and was straight back among the best players as he had been all season. Veteran recruit Ben Collins was really clever and smart around the clinches forever putting his team mates in better positions whilst as mentioned earlier Will O'Dwyer was throughout the day.
The Noosa Tigers finish unbeaten on top of the Hart Sports Div 1 ladder and now face Springwood at home in the Preliminary final on Saturday the 19th of September.
Will O'Dwyer showing some flare.
Photography - Craig Slaney
The Reserves went down to Mayne by 9 points in the final regular season game. In what was a close contested game of footy, Mayne outworked and used the footy better more consistently. To Noosa's credit though, they did keep battling away but couldn't get their game going for long enough periods. Garrett Davies and Ben Annette were solid contributors and were well supported by Kane Airdrie and Clem Harford down back.
The Women of Weyba Rd also played in Brisbane against Pine Rivers. Coach Peter Trompf said "It was quite a hostile environment, the squad showed up with one thing in mind and was was to get the four points then get back on the bus home. They set the goal and achieved it with poise and class, a true team effort against an opposition who were out to do anything to get under our girls skin. The bus ride home was a perfect way to end the regular season. Thanks to all the support staff and supporters".
All four Senior Tiger teams have finished top 2 in their respective competitions and do all have a week off this weekend before home finals at Weyba rd next weekend. Will be a massive day!
Adam Bovalino's boys will have a intra club hit out this Saturday in preparation for the first final on the 19th of September. for all up to date interviews and information please google our Noosa tigers Facebook page.
Best of luck to all Noosa tigers junior teams taking the field this weekend.