Shephard sets up Tigers victory
A run of seven unanswered goals proved the difference as Railways bounced back to the winners’ list with a comfortable 82-point win over Albany at Centennial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers rebounded well from their loss against Royals last week, shaking off the Sharks after quarter-time as they kicked the only seven goals of the second quarter to take a 48-point lead into half-time.
The home side fought back after the major break as former Tiger Coen Marwick booted two goals and his Sharks won the term.
However, the Tigers steadied things in the final term as best-afield Kane Shephard added his fourth major and captain Bodhi Stubber snared two majors to help guide his side home, 17.19 (121) to 6.3 (39).
The Sharks were held scoreless in the second term, with Shephard kicking three goals in as many minutes, while 100-gamer Logan Stubber also got on the board to break things open after the two sides kicked three goals apiece in the opening term.
Shephard was highly influential with four majors and plenty of possessions, while Kenton Gibbs and Bodhi Stubber (three goals) were lively as a ruck combination.
Craig Frost again used the ball well from defence and Logan Stubber found plenty of the footy as the Tigers moved two games clear in second place on the ladder.
Marwick continued his terrific season for the Sharks, kicking four majors and was well supported by midfielder Fraser Eaton, Robbie Lee and impressive defender Mitch Jackson.
There were two debutants in the game, both colts aged players, with Sharks blooding Sean Keightley and Coen Jackman playing his first senior game for the Tigers.
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