Tigers come up Short
It was another one of footballs much talked about ‘honourable losses’ for the Werribee Tigers at Avalon Airport Oval last Saturday against Sandringham. Werribee led at every break and the much less experienced Tigers looked like causing an upset. Senior coach John Lamont lamented another lost opportunity.
“We showed a lot, and we were in front for much of the day, but we ran out of legs and just made a few critical mistakes at crucial times. There was plenty of merit in the display, and a lot of positives to take out of the game."
The day started badly for the Tigers when Scott McMahon was a late withdrawal due to the flu, this was a telling blow as the side had already lost regular and experienced senior players in Sodomaco, Bolton, Crichton and Sherlock.
“We had some big outs no doubt, and we had a very inexperienced side on the ground but it was 4 points we could have got and would have been very handy the way things are panning out this year.”
The last of the club’s four home games in a row takes place this Sunday when the Tigers host the Box Hill Hawks who have played in the last two grand finals, winning the 2013 flag. The Hawks sit on top of the VFL ladder with just two losses for the season, one of those was at Box Hill against the Tigers in round 4.
“We beat them last time, so we will train Monday, Wednesday and Friday and work on some tactics to beat them again. Hopefully we get a few back from injury, and it is another opportunity that we are looking forward to."
The Development side had a big loss to Sandringham and will meet Box Hill at 11am followed by the seniors at 2pm.
2015 AFL Victoria Development League
Werribee Tigers: 0.2 0.3 2.3 2.5 (17)
Sandringham: 5.4 10.8 13.12 18.15 (123)
Werribee Tigers: Johnson Burton
Sandringham: Verma 3 White 3 Coates 2 Hayres 2 Weickhardt Williams Hayes Bazzani Hooy Persson Harris Payne
Werribee Tigers: Arnold Jago Maddock Ferrari Davie Del Papa
Sandringham: Weickhardt Verma Noone Maitland Le Grice Kelso
2015 Peter Jackson VFL
Werribee Tigers: 4.4 5.7 9.8 11.9 (75)
Sandringham: 2.4 5.7 8.11 12.16 (88)
Werribee Tigers: Porter 2 Iles 2 Munro 2 Fordham Robinson Norris Wallace Maishman
Sandringham: Murdoch 2 Saad 2 Acres Brown Wilkinson Ross Ong Minchington Markworth Dennis-Lane
Werribee Tigers: Conway Porter Hanson Hussey Laracy Holman
Sandringham: Minchington Simpkin Murdoch Jones Ross Delaney