Tigers hold strong to halt Lions’ fi­nal-quar­ter charge

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - Shane Earl

SOUTH Bun­bury put a damp­ener on David New­man’s 200th game when they de­feated Har­vey-Brunswick­Leschenault by two points at Brunswick Oval on Sun­day.

A left foot snap from Tiger Guy Pig­gott at the 18-minute mark of the fi­nal quar­ter ended the Lions’ ex­cit­ing fi­nal quar­ter come­back withe a fi­nal score of 8.6 (54) to 6.16 (52).

It was Pig­gott’s only goal for the game and one of just two the Tigers scored in the term as the Lions stormed back from 11 points down at three-quar­ter time to be nine points up late in the game.

Lions ruck­man Mitch An­drews, after a tough bat­tle with the Tiger Tom Harper, was in­spi­ra­tional in the last 20 min­utes.

Along with skip­per Jack Quinn, the Lions kicked three goals to put them­selves in front and on the path to vic­tory.

New­man, who fit­tingly had the first kick of the day and played strongly through­out, soc­cered the first of the three, which was fol­lowed by Kale Triplett’s third goal of the sec­ond half.

Ear­lier the Lions had squan­dered chances in the first quar­ter with a woe­ful one goal from 10 shots, while the Tigers kicked two goals thanks to for­ward Leigh Kohlmann.

An­other two be­hinds in the sec­ond quar­ter con­tin­ued their woes, while the Tigers added three more goals.

The third quar­ter saw the Lions get them­selves back in the con­test around the ground, with Kale Triplett kick­ing two goals for the quar­ter.

The Lions started to win most of the con­tested balls and mile­stone man New­man set them alight with a clever soc­cer goal.

But the Tigers held strong to grab the win.

Liam McKenna

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