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.