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The Entrance Tigers’ Annual Report 2018

WOW what a year, The Entrance Tiger’s Football Club take a bow, you were sensational

I know, I am a very proud old President and everybody involved with our football club should feel the same way, it makes a lot of work, particularly for our volunteers worthwhile.


Of course, great clubs do not prosper without great Sponsors and the Committee would like to give our heartfelt thanks to our loyal Sponsors mentioned below,


The Entrance Leagues Club, Tooheys, Central Coast Cleaning Contractors, Rapid Clean, MJM Kitchens and Stone, Pallisters, Coca Cola Amatil, Treasury Wine Estates, OAS Computers, Sharp Document Solutions, Simonds Homes, Eris McCarthy Electrical, Victor Sports, Four Square Vending, Waters Crane Services, J.A. Courtney Electrical, Coastwide Cars, Don’s Outdoor Cleaning, Vital Hospitality Group (E Group), Suez Recycling & Recovery, Pallister Promotions, Tuggerah Lakes Glass, italktravel, Royal Touch Paper Products, Zibara Clothing, SG Gaming, Casanova Oysters & Seafood, Fortunity Assurance, Barker Plumbing Services, Outdoor Leisure Living Patios, Nova skill, GAS Audio Services Pty Ltd, Wideview Audio Visual and Security, ECO Pest Consultancy, R&J Sonter Concrete Services and eBet Group.


The committee, would like to thank The Entrance Leagues Club Board and Management staff for their fantastic support throughout season 2018 and we appreciate the work and support our CEO Mark Chaffey does for our club, we would also like to acknowledge the work and help Operations Manager Ed Schubach and Events and Marketing Co-ordinator Olivia Bennett gives our club.

Our thanks also go to the girls upstairs, Cathy, Sandy and Kerryn who do a wonderful job managing the contracts and player payments, also our thanks to the Duty Managers, Emma, Luke, Jason and Greg’ nothing is ever a problem.


We had a great year on the playing field with our club winning the First Grade Minor and Major Premierships, only losing 2 games throughout the year, Reserve Grade winning the Major Premiership also only losing 2 games throughout the year, Ladies League Tag Minor and Major Premierships again only losing 2 games throughout the year, Open Age and U/19’S making it to the semi-finals. We got rolled in the club championship and our congratulations go to Wyong, our main goal for 2019 is to wrestle the Club Championship back to where it belongs at the Tigers.


Central Coast Division Rugby League award winners from The Entrance were:

Ladies League Tag Highest Point Scorer – Holly Buchanan

Ladies League Tag CCRL Representative Player of the Year – Jocelyn Kelleher

Coach of the Year – Shane Wooden


Our thanks and admiration go to all the Coaches and their support staff for an outstanding season of hard work.

Special mention must go to Greg Walsh our assistant First Grade Coach, Greg has chosen to pursue other interests next year and will not be coaching at the Tigers. Greg has been an inspiration to all the players over many years and he will be sorely missed. I wonder who will carry the dice now. 


Finally, I would like to thank and congratulate the Tiger’s Committee, no need to mention names you all stepped up when needed, our success in 2018 is reward for your work, well done let’s enjoy our premierships.



The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors Tigers First Grade

First Grade 2018 Premiers

Coach: Shane Wooden Assistant Coach: Greg Walsh Manager: Steve Hamer Stats: Gary Launt Head Trainer: Laurie Taylor Trainers: Andy Parker and Tony McCudden Strapper/Rubber: Lyle Toms Strapper/Rubber: John Beattie Strapper/Rubber: James Bowers Ball Boy: Jarrod Olive Ball Girls: Jemma Wooden & Ava Wooden

After a very solid 2017 we came back to footy ready to work hard and take the next step, that being a grand final birth. Throughout the preseason we addressed some areas of our game in which we needed to be better in and went into the Mudgee 9's well prepared. We were good enough to take out the tournament and come home with the title of Mudgee champions 2018. Once we got into the season proper things were travelling along well as we were picking up wins regularly but got delivered a rude and blunt message from a rampant Wyong side who gave us our only loss for the regular season. After this game we seemed to get things back together and went on to remain unbeaten in the remainder of our games. In all of these games our attack was potent and clinical posting some big score lines as teams struggled to defend our relentless onslaught. The semi-finals series rolled on and unfortunately, we went down to Wyong in the first semi but bounced back big-time blowing Terrigal away to book our ticket to the big dance. In this game Wyong started strong getting out to a 10 points to nil lead early, but in true tigers spirit we came back and blew the game wide open with some excellent team tries and brilliant individual efforts. We withstood a late charge from a very good opposition to run out winners and once again the tigers were the 2018 first grade premiers. It was a fitting end to a remarkable season for the club and I’m sure the grand final will go down as one of the best with two very good football teams going toe to toe.


Best Forward                         Winner Ryan Doherty

Best Back Winner                 William Pearsall

Best and Fairest Winner       Matthew Killick

Players Player Award           Jacob McCudden



The GTL Rapid Clean Tigers Reserve Grade


Reserve Grade 2018 Premiers

Coach: Kyle Whiteford Manager: Jon Langshaw Assistant: Adam Prince Trainers: Scott Mitchell & Brian Waters Ball Boys: Lincoln Whiteford & Lucas McCarthy.


The Reserve Grade Tigers had a very successful year. They finished the regular season in second position on the ladder with 15 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses. It was an up and down start to the year for the Tigers as they seemed to struggle with the pressure of being the defending premiers. After 7 rounds the Tigers were sitting in 4th position, just clinging to a spot in the top 5. It was at this point where things started to click and the Tigers went on a winning run that would take them to a second-place finish to the regular season.

The Semi Finals saw the boys defeat Terrigal 28 - 20 in week 1 and then snatch a golden point win vs Minor Premiers, Wyong (20-16) in week 2, securing a week off and a spot in the Grand Final. 

Grand Final day saw the Tigers face off with the Wyong Roos, the two best performed teams of 2018. Wyong started the match well, scoring first and leading for the majority of the first half before the Tigers clawed their way back and asserted their dominance through the middle of the field. Some great footy was played and the boys in black and gold took a 22-6 lead into the sheds at halftime. In the second half Wyong again scored first, however the Tigers forward pack quickly regained the ascendancy and the domination through the middle continued. With this dominance the speed men out wide were able to score some fantastic tries. The Mighty Reserve Grade Tigers went on to win the match 34 - 14 in a very dominant display.


Best Forward Winner           Nathan Cooper

Best Back Winner Junior     Malu Fiu

Best and Fairest Winner       Haydn Green

Players Player Award           Shaun Sinclair



MJM Kitchens & Stone Tigers Open Age

Coach Mitch Green Manager Brent Atkins, Trainer Jordan Huckstep




First time coach Mitch Green tried very hard to lead from the front and was supported very well by Curtis Atkins. The side had 9 wins and seven losses in the competition and made the semi-finals, unfortunately they were bundled out of the semis in the first game. Good and consistent performances were handed in each week from Aaron McKeon, Zac Westwood, Jarrod Black and the flying James Nixon


Best Forward Winner           Jarrod Black

Best Back Winner                 James Nixon

Best and Fairest Winner       Aaron McKeon 

Players Player Award           Curtis Atkins


The Coca Cola Amatill Tigers Under 19’s Tigers

Coach Jack Ellison, Manager Gary Launt, Trainers Laurie Taylor and Curtis Atkins




The 2018 Season started poorly when it appeared like we were not going to be able to field a team this year, with only 8 players right up until our opening match against Toukley where we fielded 14 and continued to struggle until new troops just before the June 30th deadline.


We started to build slowly and gained some great results and looked like we could challenge for the title, but our form drifted away in the second half of the season. We still managed to finish in fifth position and thus it could be seen as a positive for the boys after the less than promising start to the season.


What was most pleasing for the coaching staff was the never say die attitude of the players and every time we played, the opposition really knew they were in for a hard tussle. Without wishing to single out any individuals, it would be remiss of me not to mention some outstanding efforts for the Season. Players like Kyle McCudden, Jake Slee, Josh Martin and Wilson Hayes should have long and successful careers with the Tigers, while quite a few of the others show enormous potential and with more work and maturity will attain great heights with the Club.


Special thanks must go to our committee, strappers, trainers and other support staff and volunteers for their help this year and congratulations to all the other coaches for another successful Tiger year with all teams achieving playoff status and the First Grade, Reserve Grade and Ladies League tag winning their respective competitions.


Best Forward Winner           Andrew Petersen

Best Back Winner                 Jake Slee

Best and Fairest Winner       Kyle McCudden

Players Player Award           Kyle McCudden  


The Pallister Promotions Tigers Ladies League Tag


Ladies League Tag 2018 Premiers

Co-Coach Damian Montgomery, Co-Coach David Smeeth, Trainers Jarrad Sharp and Paul Dawson

The Pallister Promotions Ladies League Tag team enjoyed their maiden premiership season in 2018. After falling short in the grand final for the previous 3 seasons, it was the year of the Tiger. Although there was a change at the head this season, the foundations for success was years in the making, as demonstrated by the strong start to the season with the girls going undefeated for the first 13 rounds and finishing the season minor premiers. With our success, came representative honours with 7 of the Tigers Ladies apart of the Country Championship winning team. To add to our victory was some individual honours with Holly Buchanan earning top points scorer for the season and Jocelyn Kelleher awarded Ladies League Tag player of the year. This year The Entrance adopted a ‘Everything Together’ mentality which held true with all 5 grades progressing through to the final series, finishing the year with 3 premierships winning teams. Following on from their achievements in 2018, The Entrance Tigers Ladies League Tag team will be striving for back to back premierships in 2019, something that is yet to be accomplished in this ever-strengthening competition.  

Best Forward Winner           Bree Dawson

Best Back Winner                 Holly Buchanan

Best and Fairest Winner       Kristen Kessler

Players Player Award           Jocelyn Kelleher

Perpetual Award Winners on Tigers Presentation Night

Top Try Scorer (in all grades)

Sian George

Top Points Scorer (all grades)

Holly Buchanan

Most Improved Player (all grades)

Kallum Goolagong

Rookie of the Year (First year in first grade)

Kallum Goolagong

Ken Eckford Award (Most Games in all Grades in 1 season)

Josh Walsh/Ethan Tetevano

Graham "Chook" Fowler Award (Selected Clubman from Current Players)

Matthew Killick

Arthur Lake Life Membership (Clubman of the year)

Curtis Atkins

Bill Atkins Award (Recognition of U19 players as selected by committee) played in Opens & reserve grade

Jake Slee

Wayne Sheen Memorial Award (Most outstanding Player)

William Pearsall

Ray Parson's Life Membership Award (From coaching staff and assistants)

Kyle Whiteford

Chika Ryan Life Membership Award (From committee member or volunteer)

Paul Cummings

Bruce Stewart Life Membership (Committee Member)

Ben Bates



Yours in Sport

Mick Bates



Semi Finals - Week two - Match Reports 


The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers traveled to Toukley for a semi-final stoush with a very good Wyong team. The early stages of the game were quite physical with both teams trying to get some dominance on the game. After 20 minutes of back and forth grind we eventually cracked them and scored a neat try. However they bounced back with a couple of tries to take a 12-6 lead into the break. We knew that if we could get some good field position in the second stanza we would be able to cause their defense some problems and that was the case. We created several opportunities and looked like scoring multiple times only to be denied by some desperate and gallant defense. Finally we crossed through a very well executed play to bring the scores back to 18-10 and we were looking like we might run over the top of them. Unfortunately too many errors in our own red zone meant that we had to defend our line for lengthy periods of the final ten minutes which resulted in us conceding a try right on the final hooter. Final score was 24-10 in what will go down as a torrid and intense semi-final.


The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers were prepared for a physical and tight encounter with Minor Premiers Wyong, and the game certainly lived up to that expectation. The Roo’s started the better of the two teams and were able to take advantage of some unforced errors from the Tigers to post first points. Wyong were able to continue to pressure the Tigers line and were rewarded with more points to race out to a 16 point lead mid-way through the first half. The Tigers showed some determination to score next and then convert a penalty on the half time siren to only trail by 8 at the break.  Although behind on the scoreboard, the boys felt they were beginning to win the battle through the middle. Opportunities began to open up, a held up call and a double movement call frustrated the Tigers. However, they defended strongly and with some good field position were able to claw their way back into the game. After the 70 minutes it was 16 all and golden point was needed to separate the teams. A late try to the Tigers deep in extra time sealed the win and sent them into the Grand Final in a fortnight's time. Congratulations to both teams on a quality game of Rugby League.



Match Report - Semi Final Week One - Sunday 25th & 26th August


The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers defeated Terrigal 28-20. Two tries against the run of play saw the Tigers facing a 10 point deficit early in the match. However the Tigers were able to claw their way back to lead 12-10 at the break. Although dominating the second half, the Tigers couldn't quite kill off a gutsy Terrigal outfit. The Tigers created plenty of opportunities but the final pass and some lackluster attention to detail robbed them of a more comfortable win. The boys know improvement is needed if we are to challenge the Minor Premiers, Wyong today. 


The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers brave fight to the final series was brought to a shuddering halt by a very talented Kincumber 30–8 in the Elimination Semi Final and our congratulations go to the victors. I don’t wish to dwell on the loss as I don’t think that is a true reflection of our achievements this season. To start the year with only 8 players a couple of days before our first match and to finish in the playoffs is a remarkable achievement in itself. The undying belief of our coach Jack Ellison in the players and the players willingness to buy in to what he was coaching was a major highlight of the season. We finished the season with 18 very dedicated and committed players who all showed that famous Tiger spirit when the going got tough. The pride in the jersey was paramount in every players performance each week and our congratulations and thanks go out to each player. Special thanks go to our Major Sponsors, Coca Cola Amatil and The Entrance Leagues Club for their wonderful support and thanks also to the Committee, strappers, Trainers and all others who have assisted us this year.

As a group, we will all now follow the other teams who have reached the semis and support them strongly. Up the Mighty Tigers!



Round 18 Match Report - Sunday 19th August 2018 - Tigers V Kincumber 


The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers travelled to Kincumber for a match that had a lot riding on it seeing that we were in the box seat for the minor premiership and they had to get a result to stay alive in this year’s competition. We seem to struggle when travelling to MacKillop Oval, particularly on the last round of the season and once again that’s how it played out. The game was very much a back and forth affair where neither team could get any ascendancy on the game. At times it looked like both sides were about to blow the game apart but neither delivered, ending the game with a 28 all score line. In the end it was enough for both teams to stay alive in the competition. Congratulations to the Tigers Boys in earning the Minor Premiership as its a rewards for months of hard work, however’ the real stuff starts now.

The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers completed the regular season with a comprehensive 46-6 win over the Kincumber Colts. The defence early on really set up the boys for a good result. The Colts had all the early ball and peppered our line but we were able to hold strong and only concede a try from a ricocheting kick. Leading 12-6 at the break, the Tigers kicked into gear in the second half, controlled possession and piled on the points. A good performance by all involved. We look forward to finals footy now and congratulate the rest of our Club on also qualifying for the finals. Up the Tigers!


The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers faced off to future semi-final opponents Kincumber trying to continue their improved form over recent times and that they did, coming away with a narrow loss 26–20. Kincumber got away to a flyer leading 6 nil in rapid time before the young Tigers found their feet. A try to Jacob Kernick, followed by a flying try to James Withers had us leading 10–6 before they came back to 10 all. The scintillating Josh Martin scored just before the break to take us to a 16–10 half time lead. Our opposition once again started better than us to draw level at 16 all, then led 22–16 before we scored another pearler by James Withers from a deft kick by Kyle McCudden for 22–20. Kincumber scored a late try against the run of play to win 26–20. Best for the Tigers were the ubiquitous Kyle McCudden, who also won the Players’ Player Award, brilliant Jack Smith and the elusive Josh Martin.


The Pallister Promotions Ladies League Tag Tigers finished the regular season with a 38-0 win over Kincumber. In what was a close contest at times, the score line didn’t do the Colts efforts justice. Our girls played well and we hope has set us up for a strong crack at the finals, although all 5 finals teams will be tough to beat. Best for the Tigers was Sian George, Solest Montgomery, Holly Buchanan, Madeline Robinson & Maddison Symington all sharing in the points. Finally, congratulations to the girls on securing the minor premiership for the third successive year. It is a reward for a consistent performance throughout the year and we are very proud of their efforts….. let’s go one better this year!


Round 17 Match Report - Sunday 12th August - The Entrance Tigers V Northern Lakes


The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers hosted the inform Northern Lakes Warriors at EDSACC. With the opposition on a long winning streak the Tigers knew that they'd need to be on their game to get the two competition points. The start of the match didn't exactly go to plan for the Tigers. Back to back penalties saw Northern Lakes gain good field position and score the first try of the match before the boys in black, white and gold had touched the ball. Down 4-0, the Tigers responded. Solid defense, coupled with good ball control saw the Tigers claw their way back into the match and hold a commanding 30-4 lead at the break. In the second half both teams defended strongly with neither side able to gain ascendancy. It took about 20 minutes for the Tigers to finally crack the Warriors defense and cross again. Two more tries followed and the boys went on to seal an impressive win 48-4. A good all round performance by all involved. We look forward to our last game of the regular season vs Kincumber and the final series in two weeks’ time.


Round 16 Match Report - The Entrance Tigers V Erina Eagles - Sunday 5th August 


The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers come up against a team who are fighting for survival in this year’s competition, we had to start well and that’s exactly what we failed to do. With an extremely poor completion rate and a lack of composure we conceded a couple tries and found ourselves down 10 points to nil. However, given the fact that we had turned over so much football in our own red zone we did manage to defend fairly well and were physical in that area. In the second half we started to control the field position better and put some pressure on our oppositions defence. This eventually paid off for us as we scored some late tries to put the game to bed. Better performances are required in the coming weeks though as we come towards the semi-finals.


The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers defeated Erina 28-12. The game against the Eagles began with both sides trading some big hits and tough carries. In a fairly even first half, it was the Tigers who held a slight advantage on the scoreboard leading 10-6 at the break. A couple of injuries early in the second half didn't slow the Tigers down. A slight positional re-shuffle and the team rolled on like clockwork, taking the lead out to 28-6. Some off target goal kicking and a few errors late meant the score line probably didn't reflect the true dominance the Tigers had in the match. Final score 28-12. We look forward to our final home game of the season versus the inform Northern Lakes Warriors today.


The MJM Kitchens & Stone Open Age Tigers were away to Erina and up against the competition leaders and we knew we were in for a big game. Our defence was solid, we were right in it for the entire game, just a couple of errors let Erina get away to an eventual 16-10 win. Best on day was Craney, Gibbo, Mitch & Curtis.


The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers needed a greatly improved showing this week when we played the much vaunted Erina outfit at Erina, and that is what we received with the young Tigers toughing it out in a bruising and somewhat controversial match. After being down 4 nil early, our team really toughed it out in the first half and matched the Eagles when Joe Taylor scored after a plethora of missed opportunities for us. The half time score of 4 all was not a real reflection of the game or our effort. Our effort was strong through to the end of the match and Erina were certainly relieved to come away with the 2 points 16-4. Best players among a host of strong performances were Jacob Kernick, who was also Players’ Player in his best performance for the Club, Jack Smith and Kyle McCudden also tried valiantly, while Wilson Hayes and Jake Slee were tireless.


The Pallister Promotions Ladies League Tag Tigers had a 16-8 win over the Erina Eagles. Over the last few years this match has proved a close encounter and last week was no exception. Erina got out to an early 4-0 lead with a great try to Madi Crowe, before The Entrance kicked into gear with a strong first half performance, taking a 16-4 lead into half time. Unfortunately we couldn’t take the same momentum into the second half, however we did enough to get the 2 points. Best for The Entrance was Jocelyn Kelleher, Kristen Kessler, Ellah Smeeth, Solest Montgomery and Sian George who all shared points.


Round 9 WASH OUT - Match Report - Sunday 29th July 2018 - Tigers V Kincumber


The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers had their last First Grade opportunity to play at Tiger Park for Season 2018 so we wanted to make sure our performance reflected that. We started well and got into an arm wrestle with our opponents where the game ebbed and flowed. We were able to crack Kincumber in our first genuine attacking set however each time we got over the line they seemed to get one back on us just as quickly. This meant that for the second time in two weeks we went into the halftime break down 18-16. We addressed some areas of our game that wasn’t great at half time and to the players credit they responded to that in the second stanza piling on four more tries and only conceding one. In the end we were able to come away with a win against a quality team and ensure we made Tiger Park a fortress in Season 2018.


The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers defeated Kincumber 18-14. Illness and injury seemed to be the order of the weekend with plenty of late changes for the coaching staff to address. The match was a physical contest. The Tigers had plenty of possession in the first half and blew a number of try scoring opportunities with the final pass letting the boys down. Due to this poor execution, the Tigers led by only 6 at the break and probably didn't reflect the dominance of the home side. The second half started well for the Tigers with a try scored early on. However, that was where the good footy ended. A poor completion rate and poor discipline saw the Tigers defending most of the second stanza. We will need to be much better against Erina today. 


The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers continued their worrying form slump with a 22–12 loss to a tough Kincumber outfit. From the outset, Kincumber ran harder and tackled harder and our boys couldn’t react to our opposition’s spirited start. At half time, we were down 10-6 after a good individual try to Kyle McCudden. A strong half time talk by Coach Ellison was not enough to inspire our team and the final score of 22–12 was probably flattering to us with our only try a strong effort to Josh Martin. Best players were the tireless Jake Slee, who also received the Players’ Player Award, hardworking Tyler Scrine, Wilson Hayes and Jack Smith.


The Pallister Promotions Ladies League Tag Tigers produced a win against Kincumber, in a clear game of two halves. In what was often a physical game from both sides, resulting in a number of errors, the game struggled to gain any real flow and neither side dominated in the first half. Fortunately for the Tigers, we came out in the second half and were much better, showing the type of game we need to running out 32-0 winners. Best for the The Entrance was Erin Kessler, Ellah Smeeth and Tian Stephens who all featured in the points.



Round 15 Match Report - Sunday 22nd July - The Entrance Tigers V Woy Woy


The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers traveled to Woy Woy oval to take on a side who have been rolling along quite well and therefore sitting in third place on the ladder. They are always a difficult opposition when playing at home and showed good character all game. The first half was a bit of a seesawing affair with both sides scoring three tries but we went into the break, down 18-16. Woy Woy showed that they were happy to throw the footy around and try some unconventional stuff but with good energy they got some rewards from it. It seemed that field position was the order of the day though as when each team found themselves in good areas they were able to put pressure on the opposition defense and in most cases score points. Fortunately for us it was the Tigers who got the better of that area in the second stanza and put on a further four tries to take the score out to 36-18. Woy Woy again wouldn't lie down and scored another try before the end of the game to make the final score Tigers 36 Roosters 24.


The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers looked to continue their good form against Woy Woy Roosters. A flat warm up had coaching staff concerned as the Tigers ran out to take on the Roosters. Possible complacency was probably increased with the Tigers opening the game with two tries inside 10 minutes. The Tigers then went away from the plan and failed to win the middle before spreading the ball and Woy Woy forced their way back into the match with the scores locked at 10 all at the half time break. The second half was a real arm wrestle. The Tigers had to be patient and trust their game plan, they were able to do that and secured a 20-14 victory. The team were disappointed with their performance and will look to improve in the coming weeks.


The MJM Kitchens & Stone Open Age Tigers were away to Woy Woy, were we got off to a shocking start by giving away possession in the first set which Woy Woy took full advantage of, then consecutive penalties got the better of us again, going into halftime 14-4 down. The second half we have away too much possession which led to them coming away with the win. Our best we’re Clarky, Azza , Blacky, an Jake Slee.


The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers travelled all the way to Woy Woy, but unfortunately our opposition didn’t and we won on a forfeit, a great shame that we couldn’t get a match. Congratulations go to Kyle McCudden and Jake Slee for their promotions to Reserves and Opens respectively and thanks to all the other players who volunteered to play up a grade. Further accolades to First Grade, Reserves and Ladies for their victories and commiserations to Open Age.


The Pallister Promotions Ladies League Tag Tigers continued their good form into the end of the season with a 48-6 win over Woy Woy. After conceding a well-constructed team try, finished off by Rhiannon Hall, the Tigers found themselves with a 6-0 deficit. After kicking into gear, The Entrance laid on an unanswered 48 points. Whilst the Tigers were strong across the park, special mention to Kristen Kessler, Bree Dawson, Erin Kessler and Stephanie Sharp who all featured in the players points.  



Round 14 Match Report - Sunday 15th July - The Entrance Tigers V Wyong Roos


The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers were at home and it was Old Boys Day and Ladies in League Day down at Tiger Park, but also the top at the table clash that promised to be a great game of rugby league. We had been taught a lesson by Wyong the last time we met so we had to be much better in some key areas of our game. We started the game with intensity and got into the grind with them early which allowed us to build some pressure and ask questions of them. This led to some points with some excellent execution of our plays. Wyong will never go away though and they came up with a try of their own to bring the score line back together. Once again though we got our rhythm in attack putting on some really good tries to take a 28-4 lead into the break. We were in a similar position last week and fell out of the game so that was addressed at half time which was evident in the second half as we defended well and turned them away relentlessly. Wyong came hard in the second half and it was a real battle as both sides tried to gain ascendency on the game. In the end it was a very good 34-10 win over the favourites for the title and puts us in a good position going into the final quarter of home and away games. Thanks to all the Ladies and Old Boys that came out to support us.

The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers came up against competition leaders Wyong in Round 14. The game started off with both teams defending strongly and working hard to find an advantage. In a fairly even first half, it was the Tigers that went to the break leading 10-6. In the second half the Tigers started fast and increased their lead to 16-6 before Wyong hit back soon after. From then on the Tigers strong defence kept the Roos at bay and some impressive tries were scored. The most impressive part of the 30-10 win was the attitude and communication in defence, with our depth tested after several forced changes during the week, the boys played where it would be of most benefit to the team and did a good job. We look forward to a tough clash with Woy Woy today.


The MJM Open Age Tigers were at home to Wyong and we started well. We gave away too much possession, which led us to defend our line most of the first half going into halftime 10-6 down. Our mistakes in the second half couldn’t get us get back in the game, Wyong winning 28-14. Our best we’re Blacky, Koeford & Connor.


The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers have had back to back heavy defeats in the middle of a serious form slump which is hampering our charge to the finals. The Wyong Roos inflicted another big loss on the boys with another defeat 36–10. After a bright start by our boys, we led 4 nil after 15 minutes with a try to Jack Smith, but then the game turned on its head and Wyong ran in 4 tries to take a commanding 22–4 advantage into the break. The second half didn’t improve much with the Roos scoring another 3 tries to a consolation 4 pointer to Jacob Kernick our only reply. Our best during a tough day were Andrew Petersen, who also picked up the Players’ Player Award, Tyler Scrine and Wilson Hayes. On behalf of the Under 19 team, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Matt Killick and his beautiful girlfriend Alexis on their engagement.


The Pallister Promotions Ladies League Tag Tigers team found themselves back in the winner’s circle with a strong performance against a spirited Wyong Roos outfit. After a tight tussle in the early stages, The Entrance shot out to a half time 12-0 lead. Some strong Wyong defence only allowed the Tigers to add one second half try with the score finishing 18-0. There is no doubt Wyong will be there when the whips are cracking, as they proved they are a more than competitive team. Whilst there was no individual standouts, The Entrance middles dominated from the front all game, allowing our halves to shine.  


Round 13 Match Report - Sunday 8th July - Tigers v Sharks 


The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers traveled to the home of the reigning premiers last weekend and knew that we would need to be on to come away with the points as they seem to fire up when taking us on. We started the game well getting on the front foot as a result of the work that our middles were able to do. This gave us good field position and a chance to build sustained pressure which resulted in a 28 point first half for us. However, a sin binning of one of our players and a late Terrigal try from a dropped ball meant that we were going to be under pressure ourselves coming out in the second half. Things seemed to go against us in the second stanza and to our oppositions credit they hustled hard enough to get some rewards from it. In the end it was a score line that entertained the crowd but we will need to be better than that today if we are going to roll the competition heavyweights.


The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers went into their clash with the Sharks with a point to prove after putting in a poor performance against Terrigal when we last met. Having not had the opportunity to train due to ground closures our preparation wasn't ideal. As expected the match was a physical encounter with both sides battling hard for any advantage they could get. We felt the momentum shift our way late in the half and started to dominate field position. A held up call prevented us posting first points just before the half time and we went to the break all locked up at 0-0. The second half was physical, much like the first. Our pack was able to assert dominance and the points came. The Tigers running out 16-0 winners. We look forward to playing in front of the Old Boys today and we wish all the women involved in our club a great day too.


The MJM Open Age Tigers were away to Terrigal. A lot of mistakes and penalties gave Terrigal good possession which they took advantage of. We held in at the end eventually coming away with the win 18-16. Best on day was Blacky, Azza & Connor. 


The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers march to the final series hit a major hurdle going down to a committed Terrigal team 36–6 in a poor performance. Our opposition certainly showed us what a team with more desire, toughness and patience could do. We were behind the eight ball from the outset with poor completions and very little line speed and it was reflected in the half time score of 22–6 with a try to Kyle McCudden our only bright light in that period. The second half was no better and we allowed them to score another 4 tries. We were actually very fortunate that they could only convert 2 of their tries in the match. Best players for the Tigers were hard to find, but Andrew Petersen was tireless throughout, supported by Kyle McCudden and Zane Griffiths while Zane also received the Players’ Player Award.


The Pallister Promotions Ladies League Tag Tigers were out classed by a determined Terrigal outfit 14–0 at Duffys Rd. From the outset Terrigal showed why they are reigning premiers and proved they are the team to beat this year. A nil all second half demonstrated that the Tigers have what it takes to be competitive when we play our own game of footy. Best this week for the Tigers was Bree Dawson & Holly Buchanan.


Round 12 Match Report - The Entrance v Toukley - Sunday 1st July 2018


The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers had a really good contest at Tiger Park last Sunday, with both teams coming at each other for the entire game. The first half was a tit for tat affair where each time we scored they responded which resulted in a 12-10 half time score line in the favour of the opposition. The second half was again a battle, however we were resilient when defending our own line and turned them away after defending multiple sets of six in a row. In attack we were able to come up with another two tries to extend the lead to 24-12 and come away with a hard earned win. I’m sure both teams would have known they were in a game and should be happy with their efforts.


The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers hosted the Toukley Hawks in Round 12. The Tigers were clinical in the first half, outscoring their opponents 44-0. During the break the Tigers vowed to keep up the pressure and that's exactly what they did. Some fantastic tries were scored and the defence stayed strong. The Tigers ran away with the match in dominant fashion 84-0. 


The MJM Open Age Tigers were at home to Toukley. We got away with a really good start by completing our sets an keeping penalties and errors at a minimum, going into halftime 50-4 up. To our boys credit we stuck to the game plan and came away winners 76-4. Best on day was Aaron, Griffin & Jackson Crane.


The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers match against Toukley was our best performances of the year, shutting Toukley out 44–0. A strong start with power house charges and tough defence had us leading 22 nil at the break, with Wilson Hayes opening the scoring after an outstanding run, followed by a try from the silky skills of Kyle McCudden, both converted by Jackson Greaves for a 12–0 lead. Two tries late in the half to Chris (treadmill) Ball and hard running Jacob Kernick and a conversion by Jackson Greaves led to the half time score. In the second half we didn’t relent, scoring 4 more tries with another to Chris Ball, Kyle McCudden and Wilson Hayes and a further try to tyro Chris Staines. All in all, a great effort from the boys. 3 points and Players’ Player went to rampaging Reagan Harris, 2 points to the ever improving Wilson Hayes and 1 point each to that try scoring machine Chris Ball  and cunningly clever Kyle McCudden.

The Entrance Tigers Under 19s would like to thank and acknowledge our Major Sponsor The Entrance Leagues Club, our Major Jersey Sponsor Coca Cola-Amatil and all other Sponsors for their assistance throughout Season 2018 and hopefully this will continue in the future.


The Pallister Promotions Ladies League Tag Tigers had a hard fought win against a determined Toukley outfit. Toukley is a much improved team and really took it the Tigers in a 30–0 Win. Best for The Entrance was Holly Buchanan taking out the 3 points, Brooke Peachey and Bree Dawson receiving the 2 and 1 points respectively. This week will require the Tigers to be at their best when they take on defending premiers the Terrigal Sharks.


Round 11 Match Report - Sunday 24th June V Ourimbah (Open Age V St Edwards)


The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers were presented with a tricky game against Ourimbah as they have some quality players but hadn't performed to the standard they are capable of in recent weeks. We started the game well by being patient and executing our plays, even after having to defend our own try line for long periods of time. Eventually the points started to come and we went into the half time break up 20-6. Unfortunately for the game the second half was marred by far too many stoppages and interruptions which did not allow the game to reach any great heights. This resulted in both teams becoming very frustrated and it was reflected in the footy that got played. Both teams did manage to score several tries and the final score line was 36-26 to the Tigers.


The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers defeated Ourimbah 42-12. The match was a physical encounter with both sides exchanging blows early. The Magpies capitalised on back to back penalties and good field position to score first points. The Tigers responded with a great solo effort from Kallum, however’ Ourimbah scored again before the break to lead 6-12 at the break. The half time discussion focused on discipline and possession. The Tigers improved both significantly in the second half and put on a dominant performance scoring 36 unanswered points. The boys know there is a lot to work on and are hopeful of some time on the training paddock soon. We look forward to our match with Toukley today.

The MJM Open Age Tigers were away to a consistent St Edwards side. We started strong then went away from our game plan which let them into the game. Penalties an poor errors got the better of us in the end. Aaron, Blacky and Curtis were our best on the day.


The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers played Ourimbah where we had the pleasure of welcoming newcomers Josh Irving, Joe Martin, Chris Staines and Jacob Kurnik to our squad to further our potential as semi-final candidates. It was great to finally get a match after byes and washouts and the boys were a bit rusty. On a sobering note, the match ended early when a player from Ourimbah suffered a neck injury. On behalf of all Tigers players officials and supporters, we wish the young man a speedy recovery. At the completion of the match, the young Tigers were leading 24 – 8 and improving with every set. Best players were Kyle McCudden, who was at his brilliant best, the scheming half Jake Slee and newcomer Chris Staines, who worked tirelessly.


The Pallister Promotions Ladies League Tag Tigers secured a 42-0 win against a determined Ourimbah outfit. The Entrance team struggled to complete their sets, turning over a large amount of possession. When we did manage to hang on to the ball, we scored some impressive tries. Best for the Tigers were Maddison Symington, Angela Jones and Teah Goodhand.


Round 10 Match Report - The Entrance Tigers V Berkeley Vale Panthers - Sunday 17th June


The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers game against our rivals from just down the road at Berkeley Vale was always going to be a physical and passionate game. We needed to make sure we started with intensity and that we did, getting off to a great start, building pressure and scoring some early tries. Our energy in the first half was really good which led to us scoring some impressive tries as players put themselves into positions to take advantage of the opportunities presented. We went into the half time break up 30-0 but the challenge was to go on with the job. We came up with too many errors in the second stanza which put us under pressure defensively, however we held our try line fairly well only conceding the two tries. Eventually we got the ascendancy of the game back and put on a further four tries to finish the scoring at 50-12.


The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers began the game strongly against Berkeley Vale. Very few errors and good field position running into the wind enabled the Tigers to race out to a 28-6 lead at the break. The second half was as stop/start affair with plenty of time lost due to penalties, injuries and handling errors. It took the best part of 25 minutes for the Tigers to find some rhythm and finish off the Panthers with some great tries to end the match. Final score 40-6. Congratulations to our 1st Grade, Open Grade and Ladies Tag sides on good wins We look forward to an improved performance in our Round 11 clash with Ourimbah today.


The Pallister Promotions Ladies League Tag Tigers took out a 48-0 win over Berkeley Vale in cold and windy conditions at the home of the Tigers. In a game that was at times filled with errors, The Entrance showed enough to account for a Berkeley Vale team that tried hard, particularly Jesse Martin and Choe McClymont. For The Entrance the best were Erin Kessler & Ellah Smeeth taking out the 3 & 2 points respectively.



Round 8 Match Report - Sunday 27th May V Northern Lakes


First Grade Report: NO REPORT - BYE

The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers:


Reserve Grade Report:

The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers came up against a determined Northern Lakes side at the Doylo. The first half was a real arm wrestle with both sides grinding away, however the Warriors were first to score from a cross field bomb. The Tigers responded shortly after and went into the break 6-6. In the second half the young Tigers were able to dominate through the middle third of the field and work their way into attacking zones regularly. Some good tries were scored with the final score line reflecting the Tigers dominance, 32-6. A good result after a tough week off the field for the boys. 

Finally, all the players and coaching staff of the Reserve Grade side would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the Langshaw family after the passing of Jon last week. Jon was a great club man who worked tirelessly on the football club committee and as our Reserve Grade Manager for the last 5 seasons. Jon was a friend to all that met him and will be sorely missed by everyone at The Entrance Tigers. Rest In Peace mate.


Open Age Report:

The MJM Kitchens & Stone Open Age Tigers came up against a physical Northlakes Team. We opened the scoring early, but struggled to take advantage of the early lead, and had to grind out a 22-12 win. Best for the Tigers was Aaron.

Under 19’s Report: NO REPORT – BYE

The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers


League Tag Report:

The Pallisters Ladies League Tag Tigers took on a much improved Northern Lakes team in what was always going to be a tough encounter. With a 16-6 half time lead that was exactly what we found ourselves in. The second half saw the Tigers kick into gear running out 50-6 winners. Best for the Tigers was Jocelyn Kelleher & Angela Jones taking out the 3 & 2 points respectively with special mention to Erin Kessler and Sian George who also performed strongly.



Round 7 Match Report - Sunday 20th May VS Erina


First Grade Report:

The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers came up against Erina who presented us with a very physical challenge, as they play with size and aggression which made for a good game of footy. We were able to match that and get over it to score some well executed tries in the game giving us a 34-4 score line at fulltime. The most pleasing aspect of the game was our ability to stay focused on the task and remain disciplined in what we wanted to achieve. It was an excellent whole team performance and one that we will be trying to replicate in future weeks.


Reserve Grade Report:

The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers were defeated 22-30 by Erina. Unfortunately the Tigers weren't up for this game mentally and poor attention to detail, a completion rate of 3 from 14 in the first half, and an apparent discipline problem saw us trail 24-6 at the break. The second half didn't start well with the Eagles scoring early to extend their lead to 30-6. Finally, some respect for possession was shown and the Tigers were able to score some good tries to make the score line a little more respectable. A much improved performance will be required if we are to get back in the winner’s circle.


Open Age Report:

The MJM Kitchens & Stone Open Age Tigers came up against top of the table Erina. In a game that was scoreless for most of the first half, a few errors from our end gave Erina some good field position and seen us come to an end result of 18-0 to Erina. Best for the Tigers was Curtis, Mitch and Brodie .


Under 19’s Report:

The Coca Cola Amatil Tigers Under 19’s Tigers were facing another big challenge at home to the high flying Erina Eagles. The match started brilliantly for us with 2 early tries to talented edge player Kyle McCudden with a conversion to Jackson Greaves for a 10 nil lead. Erina ground their way back into the contest and led 16–10, but tough defence from the Tiger Cubs forced our opposition into errors and we scored a great try to our young gun Jack Smith which was converted by Jackson Greaves for a 16 all deadlock at half time. In the second half, solid defence from both teams had us 16 all with 15 minutes to go, but well down on troops with injuries to key players affecting us; the floodgates then opened and Erina ran in 4 easy tries to run out victors 38–16. Best players for the battered and bruised Tigers were Kyle McCudden, who was also players’ player, Andrew Petersen and Samuela (Buck) Marayama. We now have an enforced rest which may come as a blessing and enable us to recover from some niggles and then we will be ready to go again with some reinforcements.


League Tag Report:

The Pallisters Ladies League Tag Tigers continue on their winning way with a solid win against the Erina Eagles. With both sides heading into this Round 7 clash undefeated, it was always going to be a tough clash. With a nil all half time score it was shaping up to be a close one. With a brilliant team try from a set play, combined with two pieces of individual brilliance from Kristin Kessler and Steph Sharp saw the Tigers run out winners 16–4. Best for the Tigers was Holly Buchanan and Bree Dawson.



Round 6 Match Report - The Entrance Tigers V Woy Woy at Edsacc Oval - Sunday 13th May


First Grade Report:

The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers: It looked like it was going to be an ugly day for Rugby League given the ordinary forecast, however the skies were fairly kind to us and there was plenty of Football played. Considering we were running into a strong headwind during the first half we set the game up well, going out to a 10-nil lead. The visitors were gallant though and levelled the score at 10 all before a try for the tigers made the half time score 16-10. We started well again in the second stanza pulling away to a 26-10 score line and looked like we were going to go on with it. But with rain starting to fall and a determined opposition we let in a couple of late tries to bring the scores back closer together. In the end it was a good win although improvement in some areas will be needed over the coming weeks.


Reserve Grade Report: 

The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers defeated Woy Woy 48-0. The match was a stop/start affair with some good passing and support play providing try scoring opportunities.  Leading 22-0 at the break, the defence was strong and the try scoring continued in the second half. A good team performance from the boys in very windy conditions. We look forward to testing ourselves against Erina today.


Open Age Report:

The MJM Kitchens & Stone Open Age Tigers, came up against an informed Woy Woy side. Our boys got off to a good start scoring early in the half. The rest of the game was a real arm wrestle with tigers running out winners 24-12. Best were James Nixon, Jarrod Black and Mitch Green.  


Under 19’s Report:

The Coca Cola Amatil Tigers Under 19’s Tigers started the match against Woy Woy in a blaze of glory. Early tries to tyro Jack Smith (2) and try scoring machine, Josh Martin with 2 conversions by Jackson Greaves helping us to an early 16 nil lead before our opponents commenced a mini fight back where we both swapped tries with tough tackling Tyler Scrine scoring near the break which was converted by Jackson Greaves for a 22 – 4 half time lead. The second half started with the Tigers showing scant regard for the football or their opposition in an ill disciplined showing allowing Woy Woy to fight their way back into the match with 2 tries of their own. We finished the match with a Darren Grech “special”, converted by Reagan Harris to run out victors 28 – 14. Best players for the Tigers were players player Josh Martin, ever reliable Kyle McCudden, Tyler “the terror” Scrine and the ever improving Jack Smith.


League Tag Report:

The Pallisters Ladies League Tag Tigers were outstanding in their performance against Woy Woy, running out winners 54-0. After a couple of early mistakes and some strong defence from the Roosters, things started to kick into gear for the Tigers resulting in a 18-0 half time lead. In the second half, the attack was impressive from the Tigers and the end result reflected the effort the squad has put in over the past few weeks at training. Credit does not go to any single player this week as this win was truly an effort that saw everyone who took the field, contributed and put their stamp on the game.



Round 5 - The Entrance Tigers V Wyong Roos - Sunday 6th May 


First Grade Report: NO REPORT

The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers:


Reserve Grade Report: 

The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers faced off with competition leaders Wyong. Both sides controlled the game for periods throughout the match with the defence, not only bruising, but very hard to crack for both teams. The Tigers and the Roo’s had opportunities to win the match, with only some desperate goal line defence keeping the scores level in the end. A very entertaining game of Rugby League between two strong teams. We look forward to being back at home and taking on Woy Woy today.


Open Age Report:

The MJM Kitchens & Stone Open Age Tigers came up against an enthusiastic Wyong side, which saw them get out to a 20-4 lead. We finally got in our rhythm in the second half and we hit the lead with 10 minutes to go. Wyong finished with a lucky try to seal the game 32-30. Our best were Zac, Mitch (Supercoach Green), Brodie & Peffo.


Under 19’s Report:

The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers strong start to the Season came to a shuddering halt against a strong Wyong outfit. On the back of a 6 nil penalty count in the opening 30 minutes, Wyong raced away to a 24 nil lead at half time and the young Tigers were somewhat shell shocked. With a more even share of possession, the Tigers scrambled their way through the second half only allowing Wyong a converted try in the session. Despite being reduced to 15 men due to a head knock to Matt Hedges, the boys really put in a top effort but our opponents ran out victors 30 nil. Best players for the battling Tigers were Kai Doyle, Chris Ball, players’ player Wilson Hayes and the tireless Kyle McCudden.


League Tag Report:

The Pallisters Ladies League Tag Tigers produced a hard fought 12-0 win over the Wyong Roos. Wyong showed that they are a young team with plenty of skill that will only get better as the season continues and come the second half of the year they will be more than competitive. A nil all second half showed just how close the contest was for more the 50% of the match. To the Tigers credit they responded when the attack wasn’t going as planned, with some very solid defence as Wyong applied the pressure. Our defence has been one of the highlights to the impressive start to the year and we will be looking to continue that against Woy Woy this weekend. The best for the Tigers was Holly Buchanan, Jocelyn Kelleher & Teah Goodhand


Round 4 Match Report- The Entrance Tigers V Ourimbah - Sunday 29th April, 2018


First Grade Report:

The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers came up against opposition who had been playing well, winning their last two games so we knew they would come to play. We started poorly with a lack of energy and they made us pay with two quick tries inside the first 10 minutes. After that we woke up and started to get some ascendency on the game controlling the next 55 minutes and putting on 32 points. In amongst these points there was some very good footy played, taking our time and not chasing points. However we fell away at the end again and conceded another two late tries.


Reserve Grade Report: 

The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers were primed and ready for Ourimbah after a poor showing in Round 3. The match against the Magpies began in tough conditions with plenty of rain and wind to contend with. Both sides were physical in their approach but it was the Tigers who won the battle for field position and took an 8-0 lead into the break. Improved ball control and organisation saw the Tigers continually turn the Magpies around and march up field. Some impressive tries were scored and the Tigers didn't look back, running out 40-0 victors. There wasn't a bad player on the field for the Tigers, a great team effort. Well done boys. We look forward to a tough clash with Wyong today.


Open Age Report:

The MJM Kitchens & Stone Open Age Tigers were at home to last year’s grand finalists in wet conditions, which lead to a lot of handling errors. Going into halftime 4-0 down, we knew if we held the ball in the second half we'd be in with a big chance. To our boy’s credit we did that and came away winners 16-12. Our best was Daniel Adamson, Blacky & Curtis.


Under 19’s Report:

The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers played in very ordinary match conditions as they were attempting to continue their run of good form against Ourimbah. The first half presented some quality football from the young Tigers generating a 20–6 lead at the break with tries to the skipper Jake Slee, slick fullback Josh Martin, rugged centre Chris Ball and barnstorming prop Kai Doyle and conversions (2) to Jackson Greaves. In the second stanza, the Tigers really went on with the job scoring another 5 tries with Josh Martin adding another 2 to his tally, young tyro Wilson Hayes, scintillating centre Matt Hedges and rugged Zane Griffiths all scoring tries with Jackson Greaves adding another 2 conversions in a great team effort. Best players were Tyler Scrine, who has been continuing his strong form, try scoring machine Josh Martin, players’ player Wilson Hayes and scheming half back Jake Slee. A true test of our form this week when we come up against arch rivals Wyong at Wyong.


League Tag Report:

The Pallisters Ladies League Tag Tigers continued their strong start to 2018 with a 64-0 win against Ourimbah. After a strong start getting out to a quick 10-0 lead, Ourimbah lifted and frustrated the Tigers into mistakes making points difficult to come by up to half time. In the second half the Tigers kicked into gear with some enterprising play and great team tries to run our convincing winners. Whilst it is hard to pick the best in a 64-0 win with everyone contributing well, it was Ange Jones, Kristen Kessler, Steph Sharp and Maddie Langshaw that featured in the points.


Round 3 Match Report - The Entrance Tigers V Terrigal Sharks  


First Grade Report:

The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers game against the defending premiers Terrigal was always going to be a tough encounter and that’s the way it played out. We started well controlling the field position for the first quarter of the game and eventually crossed for two tries to take an 8 - nil lead. However’ a poor five minute period allowed the visitors to take the lead 10 - 8 as they scored two quick tries. We crossed once more before half time with a well-executed dummy half sneak over to lead 14 - 10 at the break. The impressive thing about the day was that in the second half we came out and went on with the job running another 4 tries. There was some really good physicality in the game and both sides played with gusto making it a great game to be a part of.


Reserve Grade Report: 

The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers put in a disappointing display against Terrigal. Two wins in the opening rounds may have glossed over the fact that the team has been in scratchy form. An error riddled performance in the first half gifted our opponents plenty of ball and good field position. Unfortunately, an inability to control possession continued in the second half with no fewer than 17 handling errors. The team will need to improve in this area in coming weeks. Congratulations to the other grades on good wins and Congratulations to the Tigers selected in the Central Coast Rep Teams.


Open Age Report:

The MJM Kitchens & Stone Open Age Tigers got off to a better start this week. Getting away to a 24-6 half time lead. Giving away a lot of possession, through errors and penalties, Terrigal got back into the game, but to our boys credit we dug deep and finished the game well, 32-16. One point went to Blacky, Two points went to Aaron and Three points went to players player Junior (Malu) with 3 try’s.


Under 19’s Report:

The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers were happy to be back at EDSACC where we opened the day’s events. Once again, the Tigers were short on troops when facing the high flying Terrigal Sharks, but the boys showed they were up for a fight in a great display. After conceding an early try, the boys really fought back hard with tries to Andrew (who needs training) Petersen and tireless Kyle McCudden with a conversion by Jackson (dead eye) Greaves for a lead of 10–4 at the break. The second half showed the Tigers at their best with a scintillating display of attacking football coupled with tough defence. A trio of tries to the ebullient Matt Hedges in addition to a try to our leader Jake Slee together with a conversion by Jackson Greaves completed our scoring while Terrigal scored a fortunate try against the run of play to for the result showing a win to the young Tigers 28–8. Best players for the Tiger cubs were the superb Andrew Petersen, the man who laid the platform early, Zane Griffiths, hardworking Darren Grech and  the try scoring machine Matt Hedges, with Andrew Petersen getting the Players’ Player Award.


League Tag Report:

The Pallisters Ladies League Tag Tigers continued their strong start to season 2018 with a 12-6 win over Terrigal in a grand final replay. The Tigers went into the game expecting a tough and close contest and that is exactly what was delivered. A first half try to Sian George saw the Tigers take a 6-0 lead into the break. A second half try to Britt Starr followed by a penalty goal saw the game looking like ending in a deserved draw. However some individual brilliance from Steph Sharp saw a try with seconds remaining, handing the Tigers a 12-6 win. Strong performances across the park made it tough to select the points this week with special mention to Kristen Kessler, Jocelyn Kelleher, Holly Buchanan and Tian Stephens who all played strongly.



Round 2 Match Report - The Entrance Tigers V Berkeley Vale


First Grade Report:

The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers game started with some big collisions and physicality as it was the local derby against our fierce rivals. After some good get out sets where we made excellent metres we were able to execute a nice play to cross for the opening try. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to replicate this making several errors in a row putting us under some defensive pressure. However, we managed to defend our line well all day to minimise the damage. We continued to create opportunities in attack running in another three tries before half time and one after giving us a 30-4 winning score line at full time.


Reserve Grade Report: 

The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers started off slowly against Berkeley Vale. A stop start contest as well as some poor ball control kept the score tight in the first half. Although the slow pace of the game didn’t improve in the second half, the boys were a lot better when in good field position, which resulted in some good tries to run out 26-6 winners.


Open Age Report:

The MJM Kitchens & Stone Open Age Tigers good start to the Season going 2 from 2. We were lucky to get away with this one as it was a very sloppy game. Many errors and giving away silly penalties late in the sets. Leading 16-4 at halftime with the penalty’s 7 to 3 against and completion rate under 50%, we were confident if we cut out our mistakes we would win the game. The boys dug deep when the momentum shifted off our mistakes and we got away with the win 30-20. 3 Points and players player went to Junior, 2 points went to Roger and 1 point to Gibbo.


Under 19’s Report:

The Coca Cola Amatil Under 19 Tigers ventured to Berkeley Vale for our second match in the 2018 campaign. Once again, the Tiger Cubs were short staffed and showed great courage and commitment. After conceding the first try, the Tigers led at half time due to tries to the wily Darren Grech and the omnipresent Jake Slee, allowing us to lead by 8–6 at half time. The second half is where the true Tiger spirit was at the fore when we only had the bare 13 players during the second stanza. Tries to the high flying James Withers (2), ball playing Samuela (Buck) Marayama and the scintillating Josh Martin increased our lead to 28–6 after Jackson ( sure foot) Greaves converted twice. When we lost Matt Hedges for 10 minutes due to an unfortunate indiscretion, Berka scored their converted try. Best players for the Tigers were the rampaging Kai Doyle, hardworking Andrew Petersen, tireless Zane Griffiths and the supreme talent of Jake Slee, who was also named players’ player.


League Tag Report:

The Pallisters Ladies League Tag Tigers continued their strong start to the season, defeating Berkeley Vale at Berkeley Vale Oval 54-0. The Panthers showed that that they are a team of the future and they will only benefit from more games together. A solid 10 try performance from the Tigers once again saw many strong performances, including Erin Kessler in her debut League Tag season getting the 3 points and players player in a highly contested tally. This week’s Grand Final replay v the Sharks will be an opportunity for us to get a good gauge on how we are travelling in this early part of the season.



Round 1 - Match Report - The Entrance Tigers V Toukley Hawks 


First Grade Report:

The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors First Grade Tigers had a heavy pre-season and it was time to play footy with the arrival of Round 1. Drawing Toukley at Toukley was going to be challenging for us as we knew they had signed some quality players and would be up for the game. The game started as we thought with both teams keen to get on top early, however a couple of missed opportunities for us saw the opposition cross first. It also saw us down at one stage of the first half 14-4, but we knew if we spent some more time in their end of the field we would score points. That’s exactly what happened in the second half with some well executed plays leading to tries. The game turned out to be a very good season opener for us with good physicality and patience being key to winning the game. We eventually got over the top of them running out 30-14 winners.


Reserve Grade Report: 

The GTL Rapid Clean Reserve Grade Tigers started off the season with a 30-6 victory over the Toukley Hawks. In a game that was played in very hot conditions, both sides were in the arm wrestle for the first half. The Tigers struggled to gain any momentum and ill-discipline forced a lot of defence and therefore some tired players. In the second half, the fitness levels of the team stood tall and the score line reflected a dominant second half performance. Congratulations to the other grades on a winning start to 2018.


League Tag Report:

The Pallisters Ladies League Tag Tigers got their season off to a great start with a 60-0 win over the Toukley Hawks. The score line did not do justice to the improvement in the Hawks side over the off season and it was obvious that given the opportunity to play a few more games together that they will be more than a competitive team. The Tigers showed some promising play in both defence and attack, but with that was also some areas to work on and improve. Overall it was a strong team performance, which saw just about all players scoring votes in the Players Player tally. In the end, new recruit Ange Jones received both Players Player and 3 points. Special mention to Solest Montgomery, Kristen Kessler, Brooke Hoolihan and Sian George who all played strongly.