TIGERS WIN TOUGH BATTLE OVER THE FALCONS
Senior B League - Round 14 - Game 1
Tigers 4 - Falcons 3
The Adelaide Tigers battled their way to a hard fought 4 - 3 victory over a stubborn Adelaide Falcons squad in Senior B League play last week at Thebarton.
Laurent Friederich, and Jeremy Klein ( pictured ) both scored two goals each to lead the Tigers to the win, with the quintessential Stu “The Setup Guy” Henly, recording three assists.
Justin Finlay-Smith led the Falcons with two goals, with Reece Boundy adding a single. Both sides battled through a scoreless opening period, with the Tigers holding a decisive 9 - 3 edge in shots, but the Falcons’ goalie Dale Glover managed to keep the gate closed.
Matters also got a bit heated in the opening period when Referee Hayden Crafter was forced to hand out double roughing minors to the Falcons’ Reece Boundy and Spiro Mougios of the Tigers two thirds into the first.
The victory improved the Tigers B League record to 8 - 4 - 0 - 1 for 25 points and a solid hold on second place on the four team ladder. The loss dropped the Falcons mark to 4 - 9 for 12 points and third place in the standings.
The Tigers outshot the Falcons 31 - 19 with Justin Ruston making 16 saves in the Tigers goal to record the win, while Glover turned aside 27 shots in his direction in the Falcons net.
Both clubs will be back in action this Sunday 6 August, with the Tigers meeting the Blackhawks in a 7:00pm match, while the Falcons will meet the first place Redwings in the 8:30pm game.
Stu Henly (Photo by Ian Thurston)
SCORING - No Scoring
PENALTIES - Tigers -12:45 - Spiro Mougios (Hooking): Tigers -10:56 - Darrin Roetsch (Tripping) Falcons - 6:53 - Reece Boundy (Roughing) : Falcons - 6:53 - Reece Boundy (Roughing): Tigers - 6:53 - Spiro Mougios (Roughing): Tigers - 6:53 - Spiro Mougios (Roughing) Tigers -3:37 (Tripping)
SCORING - Tigers -14:58 - Laurent Friederich (S. Henly): Tigers - 6:43 - Lauren Friederich (S. Turner, A. Mitchell)
PENALTIES - Tigers - 20:00 - Bench Minor (Illegal Substitution): Falcons - 2:54 - Steve Panagaris (Tripping)
SCORING - Tigers - 16:47 - Jeremy Klein (S. Henly, M. Peacock): Falcons - 11:01 - Reece Boundy (S.Stolcman): Falcons - 7:16 - Justin Finlay-Smith (S. Panagaris, O. Hildebrand): Tigers - 6:15 -Jeremy Klein (S. Henly): Falcons - 2:48 - Justin Finlay-Smith (D. Castledine)
PENALTIES - Falcons -1:12 - Christian Murdoch (Slashing)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Falcons 3 4 12 19
Tigers 9 13 9 31
GOALKEEPERS - Falcons - Dale Glover: Tigers - Justin Ruston
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Hayden Crafter: Linesmen - Connor Oxlad & Glen Foll
Scorer - Nicola Reese: Time Keeper - Sarah Wise