‘Tigers make it back to back’!
The Rococo's Bar and Bistro Noosa Tigers have trounced Mayne by 55 points at Moreton bay last Sunday to go back to back premiers for the first time in ten years. Whilst the opening stanza was tight it was a totally dominant display by the Noosa Tigers after that as there solid defence and class onballers just won too much of the footy to put Mayne under enormous pressure. There were good players for Noosa on every line with usual suspects Fitzpatrick and Stack racking up heaps of touches through the midfield and their finishing skills sublime on the big day once again. Connor McDonald won his second medal for a best on ground performance in as many weeks with just another outstanding exhibition of running ruck work. McDonald picked up 28 possessions on top of 33 hit outs, many to advantage to thoroughly deserve the award and making him known as a big game player after two terrific grand finals in two years. Young Mac Johnston was outstanding across centre half back playing four very solid quarters without making a mistake. Skipper Laskey was in everything as usual whilst the likes of Fraser, Maher, McCrimmon and Riley O'Dwyer just played their roles to perfection. The forwards were dangerous and creating havoc with young Mitch Langan presenting well and fellow teenager Mav Pettigrove a standout with his clever footwork and footy smarts. Rogers, Collins and young will O'Dwyer complimented each other the entire day with Meredith flashing in and out of the game with sublime touches of class.
Brett Meredith was a class above against Mayne in this year Grand Final.
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Senior coach Adam Bovalino held up his fourth premiership cup at the Noosa Tigers after captaining the tigers 2010/11 triumphs. He couldn’t distinguish between the two eras but said "once you win a flag or especially go back to back you go from being a good side to a great side and I just love these boys. Their commitment in what’s been a pretty trying year has been rewarded."
My grand final votes;
5. C. McDonald
4. J. Fitzpatrick
3. T. Stack
2. M. Johnston
1. M. Pettigrove
But all in all just a wonderful team effort and a great achievement by one of the best Noosa teams I’ve seen in my 25 years on the coast.
A massive congrats to a Nathan Winter on completing a fairytale 200th senior game and also to our women’s team who in their first year won the premiership under club legend a Peter Trompf in a thriller against Hinterland Blues. Eliza Trompf the clear star of the show with a deserved best on ground performance. Next Saturday the 10th of October will be our awards day on the oval and good luck to all Noosa junior teams playing this weekend Go tigers!
The Noosa Tigers Premiership winning team of 2020.
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