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Tigers dominate Lions to amass almost record score

The Tigers met the Moreton Bay Lions for the first time this season at the Den in perfect Autumn conditions yesterday in a game that everyone thought would have been a challenging contest but the Lions were well off their best form.

The Tigers welcomed back spearhead Ryan Doolan after a six week layoff to provide a double pronged attack along with Zac Quin who has been a revelation in a stand in role at full forward while Doolan has been absent which set up the day.

The Tigers were out of the blocks within moments of the first siren with a goal to Louis Quin followed quickly by his brother Zac and an onslaught ensued from which there was no potential recovery for the Lions who had no answers.

First use of the ball was key with Jamie Ivers strong in the ruck and around the ground all day while Beau Harris was dynamic with his centre clearances once again in another impressive display. Jack Collings was busy as usual while Club Captain Zac McLean led the Tigers from the front with a comprehensive effort all over the ground whether it was giving a chop out in the ruck, marking around the ground or kicking goals.

The Tigers kicked eleven goals in the first term with Zac Quin dominating the forward fifty with four in the first term along with little brother kicking three while the Lions were suffocated for possession where they could only muster three points.

The Tigers backline when called upon where miserly with Jeremy Duck poised and creative while Kyle Henry was strong in the air all day. The men’s department including James Stolz, Mitch Bruce, Will Brohm and Jono Skippen gave the Lions little air to work in and while the front end was impressive, the Tigers defence worked extremely well as a team as they continue to bind into a strong unit.

The Tigers were not prepared to rest at this point coming out in the second term to kick a further ten goals with the Lions unable to register a score.

Ryan Doolan got right into the action as he quickly got his game together despite the time out. He was strong in the air and as elusive as his partner in action Zac Quin chasing the grounded ball. It was a highlight of the game to see the two of them working together to share their opportunities and create havoc all day. The day finished with Quin kicking to Doolan so that he could kick his tenth goal so that they each ended on double figures.

The Lions came out after half time with some renewed vigour while the Tigers slowed their momentum which had been frenetic until the main break. The Lions kicked three goals but the Tigers still kicked another six.

Once again Eddie Mallan was a strong contributor in the middle and up front with his bullocking runs and clearances to be in the Tigers best while Jack Coghlan left his opposition in his wake all day gaining metres at will.

The coaches implored their charges to finish the game off strongly and that is exactly what they did with another eleven goal quarter to record the club’s second highest score in 100 years. Ironically, the highest score was also against the Caboolture club back in 2014 when the Tigers kicked 45.27.297 with Luke Faulkner kicking 14 goals.

The Tigers will play Caloundra next Sunday in the Mick Nolan Reunion Day Game at the Den. It will be a much different game with the Panthers hitting some serious form as they almost pipped the Springwood Pumas yesterday at Lowe Oval. No resting on laurels for the Tigers in a big game in front of what is expected to be a record Reunion Day crowd celebrating 100 years for the Mighty Mayne Tigers.

Scores: Mayne 38.15.243 d Moreton Bay 4.3.27 Goals: Z Quin, R Doolan 10, L Quin 4, D Morison, R Eyles 3, B Wilkinson, Z McLean, J Ivers 2, J Coghlan, D Saunders 1. Best: Z Quin, R Doolan, K Henry, J Duck, B Harris, E Mallan.


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