Noosa wins re­serve di­vi­sion ti­tle in closely-con­tested bat­tle

Sunshine Coast Daily - - LOCAL SPORT | AUSTRALIAN RULES - — Tom Thread­ing­ham

IN WHAT was a back and forth tus­sle, Noosa came out on top against the Maroochydore Roos to win the re­serve di­vi­sion sea­son’s sil­ver­ware.

Noosa Tigers claimed the south-east Queens­land di­vi­sion one re­serves ti­tle only in the fi­nal two min­utes of the game, kick­ing a goal to break the tie and walk off vic­to­ri­ous, 66-60.

The game “could have gone ei­ther way” on Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to Noosa coach Danny O’Brien.

“(It’s) Un­be­liev­able,” he said.

“In the last quar­ter it felt like it was goal for goal and there was doubts but then the siren blew and we were in front.”

O’Brien be­lieved his side played the game, held at Yeronga, with a great deal of pas­sion.

“We do have a lot of play­ers that aren’t skilled but they have a lot of heart and that’s what showed to­day (Satur­day),” he said.

It’s the third year in a row that Noosa Tigers have fea­tured in a grand fi­nal, but the first ti­tle out of those it has won. The pre­vi­ous two years Noosa went down to Mayne.

O’Brien be­lieved the fi­nal had been “well dis­ci­plined” and it was a “very clean, hard game”.

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