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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. 




The Entrance Tigers Annual Report 2017


The Entrance Tiger’s committee, would like to thank The Entrance Leagues Club Board and Management staff for their fantastic support throughout Season 2017 and we appreciate the work and support our CEO Mark Chaffy 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.


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, Pallisters, Coca Cola Amatil, Treasury Wine Estates, OAS Computers, Sharp Document Solutions, Coastwide Towing, 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), Amplified Integration & Security, Suez Recycling & Recovery, Pallister Promotions, Tuggerah Lakes Glass, italktravel, Royal Touch Paper Products, Zibara Clothing, Smith n Neal Painting and Decorating, SG Gaming, Casanova Oysters, Fortunity Assurance, Barker Plumbing Services and eBet Group.


We had a great year on the playing field with our club winning our main goal, the Club Championship and all sides making the semi-finals other highlights were Reserve Grade and Ladies League Tag being Minor Premiers and Reserve Grade going onto win the 2017 Premiership.


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 our ageless gatekeeper Ray Lewis and our Head First Aid man John Beattie for all their efforts over a long period. 


Congratulations go to the women and men from the Tigers who were selected in the 2017 Central Coast Division Representative sides, they were Stephanie Sharp, Bree Dawson, Sian George, Kristen Kessler, Solest Montgomery, Joecyln Kelleher, Mitch Dafter, Pat Kelly, Noah Easton, Tom Moloney, Ryan Doherty and Jordan Huckstep


The Central Coast Cleaning Contractors Tigers First Grade

Coach Shane Wooden, Assistant Coach Greg Walsh, Manager Steve Hamer, Trainers James Huff and Andy Parker, Strapper John Beattie


With some injuries to key personnel and a change in processes and systems the season started slowly. We lost our first three games but as a group knew that our best footy was ahead and that the hard work in the preseason would eventually start to pay dividends. We found our groove and went on a 10-game winning streak through the middle part of the season. The semi-finals rolled around and after some mixed results we fell 1 point short of a grand final birth. The fellas played some really tough footy throughout the season and it was great to see the typical tiger resolve and backbone on display. Lots of positives to take out of the season and we look forward to next season. Onward and upward.


Best Forward Winner Noah Easton

Best Back Winner Grant Nelson

Best and Fairest Winner Matthew Killick

Players Player Award Alan Mulia Malau




The GTL Rapid Clean Tigers Reserve Grade

Coach Kyle Whiteford, Manager Jon Langshaw, Assistant Manager Adam Prince, Trainers Scott Mitchell and Brian Waters and ball boy Lincoln Whiteford


The 2017 season was a successful one for the young Reserve Grade side. The team ended the regular season as Minor Premiers with 15 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.

After qualifying for the finals in top spot, the reggies boys enjoyed a week off and followed it up with a comprehensive win over Terrigal in the Major Semi Final, 36-14. This victory saw the team move straight into the Grand Final a fortnight later.

The Grand Final saw the boys come up against a Terrigal side bolstered by a few high-quality inclusions. The first half of the match was a real arm wrestle with both sides trading blows and a 6-6 score line at halftime. Poor ball control and a reshuffle due to injury saw Terrigal dominate much of the second half and with about 6 minutes to go the Tigers were trailing 22-12. To the team’s credit they never gave up. Some massive carries from Mitch Dafter, Ethan Tetevano and Curtis Atkins saw us march up field. Skilful half, Haydn Green laid on one try and scored another himself to tie the game 22 a piece and send it into golden point extra time. Some words of encouragement from Coach Whiteford had the team primed and confident for extra time. Once again, some massive carries from Tom Moloney, Bill Shaw, Carl Pearson and the rest of the pack saw the Tigers travel 100m and force the line drop out from Terrigal. A tackle or two later a calm Josh Kessler slotted a field goal to win the game and the PREMIERSHIP. Tigers 23 Terrigal 22


Best Forward Winner EthanTetevano

Best Back Winner Josh Kessler

Best and Fairest Winner Haydn Green

Players Player Award Haydn Green



The Treasury Wines Estates Tigers Open Age

Co-Coaches Roger Ferrucci and Curtis Atkins, Manager Nathan Hormann, Trainers Paul Westwood and Brent Atkins


Rookie coaches Roger Ferucci and Curtis Atkins performed very well and tried hard with a young side to instil some pride and Tiger spirit into the team, there was definite improvement in the side through the year with the team qualifying for the semi-finals with 12 wins and 6 losses.


Best Forward Winner Brendan Koeford

Best Back Winner James Nixon

Best and Fairest Winner Brodie Green 

Players Player Award Brodie Green  




The Pallister Promotions Tigers Under 19’s Tigers

Coach James Huff, Assistant Coach Justine Biddle, Manager Brent Atkins, Trainers Ryan Hughes and Tony McCudden and Strappers Lyle Toms and John Beattie


The 2017 Season for the U19's can very much be classified as a successful year. Whilst we finished 5th on the competition ladder there was only two games separating us from finishing in first place. The team finished with the second most points scored with 437 points and were the best defensive side in the competition conceding 200 for a +237 differential. Unfortunately, a number of close losses hindered the side from finishing on top and we certainly didn't play our best footy in the semi-finals series which stopped us from progressing deeper into the finals. However, in saying that 2017 saw the development of many talented individuals in the U19's get opportunities in higher grades with 2 players making their 1st grade debut, 7 players play 2nd grade and 10 players get games with Open Age. This shows that the talent level of this group of players and it should hold The Entrance Tigers in good stead for future years. 

Best Forward Winner Chase Partridge

Best Back Winner Thomas Steadman

Best and Fairest Winner Matt French

Players Player Award Chase Partridge



The Entrance Leagues Club Tigers Ladies League Tag

Coach Jarrad Sharp, Assistant Coach David Smeeth, Manager Roger Ferrucci, Trainers Luke Riddle, Danny Cusack and Mark Hampton


The Ladies League Tag team once again showed why they have been the most consistent team in the competition over the past 3 years, taking out the Minor Premiership. In a dominant performance across the 18 rounds of competition the ladies only dropped one game to finish 3 points clear on top of the table. This consistent performance saw six of the squad named in the Central Coast representative team that went on to win the Country Championships. After a solid major semi-final win seeing the ladies head straight into the Grand Final, it looked like this year was our time to take home that elusive premiership. Unfortunately, the fairy tale did not play out as planned and we went down to a determined Terrigal outfit. That loss should not take away from the amazing talents of this group of ladies, making every Grand Final since the inception of Ladies League Tag on the Coast and winning the Minor Premiership for two years running, demonstrates the skill that exists amongst the squad. Special thanks to Jarrad Sharp who has led the ladies as Coach for the past 3 years. His efforts & knowledge of the game have directly contributed to the success of this team and whilst he has decided to take a break from coaching in 2018, we hope to still see him around the club and we thank him for everything he has done these past 3 years.

Best Forward Winner Bree Dawson

Best Back Winner Kristen Kessler

Best and Fairest Winner Stephanie Sharp

Players Player Award Sian George




Perpetual Award Winners on Tigers Presentation Night

Top Try Scorer (in all grades)

Stephanie Sharp

Top Points Scorer (all grades)

Luke Kirkby

Most Improved Player (all grades)

Ethan Tetevano

Rookie of the Year (First year in first grade)

Matt French

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

Jake Sanders

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

Curtis Atkins

Arthur Lake Life Membership (Clubman of the year)

Greg Walsh

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

Jake Sanders

Wayne Sheen Memorial Award (Most outstanding Player)

Alan Mulia Malau

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

Scott Mitchell

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

Kerry Bowley & Janelle Thorpe

Bruce Stewart Life Membership (Committee Member)

John Sims



Yours in Sport

Mick Bates