The South Eastern Times : September 16th 2014
MID SOUTH EAST FOOTBALL & NETBALL 2014 grand final review TERRIFIC TIGERS: The Tantanoola reserves team celebrate their premiership. Tigers reserves go back-to-back ID SOUTH EAST FO ID SOUTH EAST FOOTBALL & NETBALL 2014 grand final review TERRIFIC TIGERS: The Tantanoola reserves team celebrate their premiership. Tigers reserves go back-to-back H H D SOUTH EAST FOOTBALL & NETBALL 2014 gr SOUTH EAST FOOTBALL & NETBALL 2014 grand final review TERRIFIC TIGERS: The Tantanoola reserves team celebrate their premiership. Tigers reserves go back-to-back H J.L. J.L. “FRED” email@example.com GALLANT Port MacDonam was unable to capitalise on its home ground advanatage and complete a successful end to the 2014 season. A stronger Tantanoola line-up held the upper hand throughout most of the contest and was 50 points ahead at the final siren. In a neat act of sym- metry, the victor’s tally of 15.10 was exactly double that of its opponents. The victory gave the Tigers back-to-back premiership wins and it was their 11th flag in this level of competition. Of Saturday’s winning combination, 12 had played in the winning 2013 outfit and coach Josh Peters was again in charge. With inspirational skipper Nathan (“Marky”) Bell at the helm, the Tigers had come into the contest with a measure of confidence. It was a torrid beginning and 12 minutes of play elapsed before home team forward Rory Brodie finally recorded the first goal of the quarter. The Tigers replied like- BEST AFIELD: Tantanoola’s Kym Dodd is congratulated on his man-of-the-match award by football journalist, J.L. “Fred” Smith. 4 – Mid SE Grand Final Review, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 wise a short time later but the Demons took a slender two point lead into the first break. This was the only occasion in the four grand finals on Saturday that the team which was behind at quarter time went on to win the match. The Tigers stepped up a gear in the second term and led by 11 points at the long break. This lead blew out to 23 points at the final change. On paper, Port MacDonnell was still a mathematical possibility at this time but Tantanoola looked to be in control. The driving force for the Tigers’ win came from on-baller Kym Dodd and his four goals were very welcome. He was the fitting winner of the Millicent Print and “The South Eastern Times” trophy for best-onground and he received his trophy from journalist J.L. (“Fred”) Smith. Despite limited appearances due to work and family commitments, Dodd has been a consistent performer for the Tantanoola reserves in 2014 and the grand final was no exception. Quite a few of the players had previously tasted premiership success in the MSEFL at A grade level with Tantanoola in 2006. They include Dodd, Bell and Matt Warren while veteran Jason Rowe has previously played in premierships at South Gambier. Field umpires Kevin Nobes, Barry Nilsson and Ben Young could be well pleased with their efforts. Port MacDonnell v Tantanoola At Port MacDonnell Tantanoola 1.1 5.3 Port MacD. 1.3 3.4 8.5 15.10 (100) 4.6 7.8 (50) GOALS – Goals — Tantanoola: K. Dodd 4, C. Hamilton 2, B. Chant 2, M. Reilly 2, Z. Courbois, J. Varcoe, A. Crouch, M. Anderson, D. Tincknell; Port MacDonnell: R. Brodie 2, T. Lampard 2, M. Dwyer 2, K. Dooley. BEST – Tantanoola: K. Dodd, J. Rehn, M. Warren, H. Douglas, M. Anderson, A. Crouch; Port MacDonnell: K. Dooley, J. Stark, T. Sullivan, M. Ikin, J. Bromley.
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