Tigers claw back late to win at Richardson Park

AFL -Sean Duroux and Les Cohen battle for the ball at the Sawtell/Toormina vs Grafton Tigers at Richardsons Oval. Photo: Leigh Jensen / The Coffs Coast Advocate
AFL -Sean Duroux and Les Cohen battle for the ball at the Sawtell/Toormina vs Grafton Tigers at Richardsons Oval. Photo: Leigh Jensen / The Coffs Coast Advocate Leigh Jensen

IN a tense Saturday afternoon at Richardson Park the Sawtell/Toormina Saints lost to Grafton Tigers 13.8 (86) to 13.6 (84).

There was nothing between the two as Grafton were behind in all three quarters, only to snatch the win under the noses of the Saints in the final quarter.

The game was an indicator of what is in store for this year's finals as the Tigers booked their second semi-final spot for this season.

The Saints, having already qualified for the semis, must be reeling after the poor fourth quarter presented Coach Russ Mathews with issues of complacency ahead of the crucial match-ups.

GRAFTON - 13.8 (86)
Goal Kickers: E. Duryea 5, M. Blundell 5, R. Sheather , T. Cox , S. Morrison
Best Players: W. Bagnall, M. Blundell, L. Butler, A. Campbell, J. Carnley, J. Chevalley

Goal Kickers: B. Foote 5, J. Saunders 3, M. Couzens , J. Angel , M. Howat , C. Tune , L. Benson
Best Players: R. Zappulla, J. Saunders, C. Tune, P. Myles, T. Mitchell, S. Matthews

Topics:  grafton tigers, north coast afl, sawtell saints

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