Tigers go back to back
On Saturday the Benalla B-grade men took on SYC in the grand final.
Benalla had 12 players, with forward line Latham Carol, Ankur Singh, Martin Gillies, Alex Dowe and Robert Dean, midfield of Shaun Findlow, David McIntyre and Nic Nowland and back line Evan Dowe, Mark Welsh, goal keeper Perry Plex and rotating attacker Thomas Hill.
The game started like any grand final is expected to, hard and fast.
The Tigers were at it from the jump after the previous week’s win.
Benalla was straight into attack at every turn keeping the SYC defensive line working as hard as it could.
Benalla’s mid and back line never gave an inch, pushing the ball back into attack at every turnover.
It went on like this for much of the first half before the Tigers broke through with a goal by McIntyre after a rolling wall of play from Nowland and Findlow.
Benalla ending the half one-nil up.
In the second half the Tigers came out firing, again determined to put another first goal on the board and put the game out of reach for SYC.
SYC came out determined as well to get a goal back and take control of the game.
This meant the ball was going from end to end quickly for both sides.
Thirteen minutes into the second half Benalla scored another goal through a brilliant play from Evan and Alex Dowe and finished off by Anker Singh, scoring his first ever goal.
He snuck the ball past the keeper’s reach hitting the inside post.
This caused SYC to push hard to come back, relent- lessly pushing into the circle resulting in multiple penalty corners.
Benalla’s defence held strong, but SYC put a goal on the board to bring the score to 2-1.
SYC kept this pace to the very end not giving up, but the Tigers held strong to take the win. Most Valued Player: David McIntyre. Goals: David McIntyre (1), Ankur Singh (1).
Presentation night will be Saturday, September 15, starting at 6 pm.
With pleasant weather conditions, 51 players joined in a stableford event.
The best score for the day by David Senior was 43 to take out B-grade, while runner up Reg Symes secured 37 points.
A-grade was taken out on countback by Ken Muir returning on 37 points from Brian Hubble with 37 points also on countback.
In C-grade Russell Day was successful with 42 points placing Brett Dosser second on 41 points.
Wednesday saw a good field of 61 players compete in a stablefield event.
A-grade winner was Terry Smith returning with 39 points, while second place went to Larry Piscioneri on 36 points.
B-grade went to Wayne Mackwell on 40 points and runner up on 37 points was Alan Croxford c/b.
William Booker was successful in C-grade with 40 points, followed by Keith Wright on 37 points c/b. Results: Nearest the Pins1st Olivers Mensland : Willis Cox 3rd Crothers’ Joinery : Andrew Hodson 8th Srixon/Golf Shop: Russell Day 12th Ray White: Nil 13th Spalding/Golf Shop: Willis Cox KFC Birdies: Daryl Quinn NAGA: Brendon Barton Ball Competition 41 L. Cairnes, 40 M. Groves,37 Eric Hooligan, B. Peyton, 36 G. Muir, 35 D. Dunster, B. Ferguson, M. Henwood, G. Woodman, 34 W. Mackwell. Results: Wednesday Nearest the Pins3rd Golf Shop: Trevor Squires 8th Golf Shop: Tyrone Kidd 12th Ray White: Terry Symes 13th Fruits ‘n’ Fare: Keith Wright Ball Competition 37 I. Foletta, M.Groves, B. Macarty, G. Mahoney, 36 R. DeCrespigny, B. Symes, 35 G. Crothers, G. Harrison, A. May, S. Smith, T. Symes. Countback.
There was excitement at the club recently with Lindy Wrest playing a hole in one on the eighth hole. Congratulations to Lindy.
The winner of the stableford event on September 6 was Hazel Briggs with 39 points.
Ball competition M. Watson 36, J. Brauman 36, J. Shennan 35.
NTP 3rd H. Briggs, Milner-Watson Pharmacy 8th H. Briggs, Ray White 12th S. Sykes, Golf Shop 13th J. Rubira, 14th J. Brauman.
The Memorial Garden four-person aggregate stableford sponsored by R. Watkins, G. Gilchrist, J. Shennan and A. Briggs was played on Saturday September 8 with 28 players.
The winners were June Brauman, Rosie Foletta, Helen Hyland and Jo Martin with 138 points.
Runners-up were R. Watkins, J.McKean, G. Gilchrist and J. Shennan with 136 points.
Balls to L. Mason, T. Miskin. C. Garratt and J. O’Brien 135, and H. Briggs, A. Thomson. M. Matson and J. Martin 133.
NTP 3rd R. Foletta, 8th H. Hyland, 12th M. Watson, 13th H. Briggs, 14th H. Hyland.
This week a stableford round will be played on Thursday and the KFC 4BBB stableford on Saturday.
Triumphant: Benalla men’s B-grade winning team Evan Dowe, David McIntyre, Thomas Hill, Mark Welsh, Ankur Singh, Alex Dowe, Rob Dean, Latham Carroll, Nic Nowland, Perry Plex, Marty Gillies, Shaun Findlow.