Tigers in impressive win

June 07, 2017

In Control: Dan Fitzpatrick kicks down the ground.

Brent Downie runs with the ball supported by Daniel Clarke.

Skilful: Nick Clydesdale kicks in front of his Finley opponents.

Focused: Scott Spencer marks.

In front: Nic Hoban evades his Finley opponents.

A strong first half performance set Cobram on its way to its fourth win of the season.

The Tigers proved far too strong for struggling Finley, whose losing streak to start the season moved to eight games in the 72-point drubbing.

And the win saw Cobram move to seventh place on the ladder, still right in the hunt for finals just a game behind sixth-placed Moama.

The Tigers entered the game confident their best football would be too much for their opponent, and played with poise and like they had more time with the ball to find an option.

This showed in a first-quarter blitz where Cobram kept Finley scoreless and built a 32-point quarter-time lead.

Finley got the first goal of the second quarter to build some positive momentum but it couldn’t stop a hungry Cobram side that worked hard for a 39-point lead at half-time.

And Cobram ran the game out well, kicking nine goals to four in the second half on its way to a 72-point win.

The Tigers had a big spread of goalkickers with 10 players getting on the scoreboard, Dan Fitzpatrick and Sam Gemmill leading the way with three each.

Gemmill’s all-round performance saw him named as Cobram’s best, with Tyron Baden, Scott Spencer and Ben Ryan also named among the best.

Cobram travels to face Moama next weekend for a tough, but winnable contest should it produce its best football.

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