THE Queanbeyan Tigers will try to return to the winner’s circle this weekend when they take on Gungahlin in round three of the AFL Canberra reserve grade.
The Tigers go into the match on the back of a four-point loss to the Belconnen Magpies at Dairy Farmers Park last Sunday.
Queanbeyan almost snatched victory after trailing by 30 points heading into the last quarter.
Facing a heavy defeat in front of their home fans, the Tigers lifted to score six of the last eight goals to fall just short.
Queanbeyan was boosted by a number of positional changes at three-quarter time that opened up the Tigers forward line with Tom Hollis and Michael Wescombe combining well. Yet Queanbeyan was left to rue a horror opening passage that saw the side held to just 18 points in the first half.
Newcommer Dale Cummins was solid throughout for the Tigers, while regular first-graders Jeremy Kirkwood and Mitch Daniher were prominent.
In the under-18s, Queanbeyan will aim to continue its unbeaten start to the season against Gungahlin at Amaroo tomorrow.
The Tigers have scored 285 points and conceded just 61 in their opening two games and should prove too strong once again this weekend.
Despite taking on a traditionally strong Belconnen Magpies outfit last weekend, Queanbeyan was a class above to claim a 67-point victory.
New face Kyle Farrugia is quickly finding his feet in the black and gold strip, while James Armstrong and Cody Haub are another two players to watch this season.
At the other end of the spectrum, Toby Yeates and captain Steve Camp continue to provide plenty of experience and steadiness in the backline.