Northern Districts V Tigers
The A Grade started their 2011 campaign with a strong hit-out against Nightcliff Tigers taking the win by 29 goals (55-26). It was a slow start to the late game and we took a 2 goal deficit into the first break but the defence turned on the screws in the second qtr allowing only 6 goals through the gate while we pegged 18. The third was more of the same and we took a 19 goal lead into the final break, extending the margin in the last qtr. Defensive pressure was the key with Karen P and Marissa C having a feast of intercepts in the defensive third. Liz M contributed to the effort creating 5 turnovers in the second stanza, the star of the show though was Andrea H shooting at 90% across the match, presenting a solid target at GS despite some close body checking by the Tigers defenders. We go into round 2 as ladder leaders, a rank I would dearly like us to get used to.
Thanks to Myra and Darcy for scoring and compiling stats.