Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

No Mercy from In-Form Tigers

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

No Mercy from In-Form Tigers

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THE feeling of being annihilated on the footy field is one that the Grafton Tigers are all too familiar with.

Only a few years ago the Tigers were on the wrong end of 100- or 200-point drubbings before turning the corner to win back-to-back AFL North Coast premierships.

That is why Tigers vice captain Tim Whalan felt sympathetic after Grafton thrashed North Coffs 44.38 (302) to 2.2 (14) in their AFL North Coast clash at the weekend.

aThey only brought up 18 players and they all had to play two games (both grades),a Whalan said.

aThen they had a couple of players that had to leave early so we had two loose guys for most of the match.

aI do feel sorry for them a bit because weave been there in the past but it was great for us.a

Chris Holder, Evan Duryea and Sam Morrison kicked the bulk of the goals for the Tigers, slotting home 10, nine and seven respectively.

Those numbers could have been much higher if their radars were working, with 38 shots at goal sprayed wide. …

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