Carney brings Nyngan with Tiger juice in the tank!
CELEBRATED local Justin Carney brought years of experience in the NRL and Premier Leagues and helped fuel the Tigers at Apex Oval on Sunday.
Forty years after the western club won a Group 15 title and 30 since they stole one in Group 14, the gold and blacks are on the path towards their first Group 11 first grade premiership. They defeated co-leaders Wellington a fortnight ago and on Sunday disposed of nominal minor premiers, CYMS.
It was the manner of the Tigers’ second half mauling of the normally impregnable green line of defence that had spectators talking after the match, and Nyngan stalwarts beginning to dream.
Wellington, CYMS, Parkes and defending premier Forbes will all have something to say about that, but it certainly sets up a spectacular finals series.
Lock Jacob Neill was awarded man of the match points
Electrifying winger Ash “The Flash” Widders has been a real hit with the Tigers after travelling west with the Merritt brothers this season. Surprisingly, he failed to trouble the scorers on Sunday.
CYMS prop Ben Marlin made a welcome return to the Fishies after an extended trip overseas, although his face does not reflect he “enjoyed” the moment!