Tigers roar after late Anderson goal breaks the deadlock

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Tigers' Georgie Powis.
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A last-gasp goal from Ebony Anderson lifted Tigers off the bottom of the ladder in the Albany Retravision Lower Great Southern Hockey Association women’s A-grade competition last week.

In the round 10 fixture played last Thursday night, Tigers came up against an undermanned Spencer Park outfit who were without regular goalkeeper Erin Trotter and her replacement played with very basic keeping gear.

Park snuffed out the Tigers’ attacks for almost the entire 70 minutes and were just a few moments away from a memorable draw when Anderson struck.

A goal-mouth scramble led to the only goal of the game being scored as Anderson slapped the ball past keeper Claire Teale with less than two minutes to play.

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Tigers had pressed hard in the final 10 minutes of the game and were rewarded for their hard work.

Georgie Powis was terrific for the winners yet again.

Youngster Javana Hounsfield was impressive and Tigers goalie Bonnie Crook saved several shots to keep a clean sheet. Krysten York, Chloe Westerberg and Sarah Hearle were Park’s better players.

In last Thursday’s other women’s fixture Mt Barker hosted Manypeaks in a tense match but neither side could break the deadlock, finishing with a nil-all draw.

Tigers and Mt Barker do battle tonight to start round 11 before Park look to rebound against reigning premiers North Albany on Saturday.

In the men’s A-grade competition Mt Barker also clash with Peaks tonight before Park and Redbacks line up in Saturday’s later fixture.

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