Tweed Coast Tigers grand final results
TWEED Coast Tigers went into their 5th straight QAFL Division B South grand final as clear underdogs against minor premiers Bond University.
At the end of the first quarter an upset looked on the cards. The Tigers ran rampant leading at the first break 4/6/30 to the 0/3/3.
The Tigers maintained the lead for most of the 2nd quarter but were pegged back by the fast running Sharks.
The third quarter was an arm wrestle with both teams determined to get the upper hand.
The Tigers midfield of James Walle, Josh Bone, Jono Bevan and Jarrod Ruddock continued to lock the ball up and provide opportunities for the Tigers forwards.
The 49-43 three quarter score to the Sharks was leveled 2 minutes into the final quarter with the tigers scoring from an inspirational goal from Josh bone from the sideline.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, the Sharks rallied and piled on the pressure, to run away with the game 15/9/98 to 7/16/58.
The Tigers had the same number of scoring shots, but the Sharks kicked goals while the Tigers kicked points.
All was not lost for the Tigers as they took out the first ever reserve grade grand final against the Lismore Swans.
Coach Shaun Cadd was extremely pleased with the efforts of the team and in particular with Tommy Arnold and Ben Kelly who lead from the front all game.
Other bests for the tigers were Al Cunningham, Nathan Wilson and Trent Buckly.
Mat "street fighter" Wilson was so hot he had to be taken from the field in the 2nd quarter due to his dominant play.
"A great result for the club," said president for the seniors Mark Downward.