Tigers make his­tory at mud-filled en­counter

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Tobi Lof­tus tobi.lof­tus@cnbtimes.com.au

DE­SPITE the mud and the rain, the Mun­dub­bera Tigers made lo­cal his­tory with the game against the Eidsvold Ea­gles at the Martin Love Oval on Satur­day.

For the first time this sea­son there were two sets of three brothers play­ing for the Mun­dub­bera team.

Dan Au­gus­tine said he en­joyed play­ing with his brothers, Bren­don and Cody.

“I think it has never been done be­fore has it,” Au­gus­tine said.

“You get to play with your brothers while play­ing with your best mates.

“You can give them a bit of cheek and give them a bit of s*** at times.

“It’s good to have a beer with them af­ter the game and talk over it; it gives you more yarns for the fu­ture I guess.”

For 18-year-old Bai­ley Kim­ber, it was one of the first times he had played with her brothers, Ja­cob and Troy, on the field.

“I played all my ju­nior foot­ball, but I never played with them be­cause they’re older than me,” Kim­ber said.

“It’s good to run out on the field with them.

Kim­ber said it was a good game for the Tigers, who de­feated Eidsvold 50 to 4.

“Ob­vi­ously Eidsvold had a de­pleted side, but it was a good game by Mun­dub­bera,” Kim­ber said.

“We re­ally had to get some mo­men­tum go­ing lead­ing into the fi­nals.”

Eidsvold coach Blake Popp said he was dis­ap­pointed with the game.

“(The game) was not too good,” Mr Popp said.

“We were short of num­bers as peo­ple were away.

“It was very muddy, which didn’t help at all.”

He said a num­ber of things went through player’s heads in the wet con­di­tions.

“Just play the ball the short, no long passes,” he said.

“You’ve got to keep it in and don’t drop it, just com­plete sets.”

Popp said the team could take away one thing from the de­feat.

“Our de­fence was re­ally good,” he said “We were on our line.” The semi-fi­nals will be­gin in Mun­dub­bera on Satur­day.


HOLD­ING ON: Danyon Van Mierlo at the Mun­dub­bera ver­sus Eidsvold game.

Mun­dub­bera tack­les Eidsvold.

The teams line up be­fore the game.

A Mun­dub­bera player with the ball.

Mitch Thor­burn with the ball.

ABOVE: Eidsvold takes a kick. RIGHT: A scrum at the Mun­dub­bera ver­sus Eidsvold game.

Mun­dub­bera kicks off.

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