Port Lincoln football
Tasman 10-11 (71) def Boston 6-8 (44)
TASMAN have climbed back into the top four after defeating Boston by 27-points at Poole Oval on Saturday.
The winless Tigers were hungry for a win and looked determined in the first half, having players around the contests and keeping it scrappy.
Things came to a screeching halt early as Tasman’s Dale Scharfe was knocked out after landing hard from a marking contest and was stretchered off.
Tasman got some key goals early but Boston was able to respond and went into the first break with a one point lead.
Defence from both teams shone in the second as forwards struggled to get majors on the board.
Rhys Kelsh had a great day in the ruck and added height on the back flank when needed, while Matt James had another great game and helped run the ball back into the midfield.
Tasman set up more scoring opportunities but Boston’s defenders kept the goals from happening.
Sam Kolega attacked the football at every opportunity and Jake Nicholls had a standout game with great marking across the oval.
Tasman managed four behinds to lead by one point at half time.
The second half proved all too familiar for Boston in 2017 as the team started to struggle and Tasman began to run away with the match.
Clean disposals from the likes of Jace Rodda, Nathan Frost and Ben Daniels helped set up inside 50s as Tasman put through four goals fReport or the quarter.
Boston could not get anything going in the midfield as Tasman got the numbers around the contests.
This gave Tasman a 27-point lead at the final break, which turned out to be the winning margin.
Boston made a push early in the final quarter which resulted in two behinds before Tasman rebounded and Jacob Collins scored his second, soon followed by a second from Dylan Perry.
Boston did not lay down and soon got their first goal since the first quarter with a brilliant kick from near the boundary from Aaron Dunn.
A second goal to Paul Theodosiou, who played in the B grade just before, gave Boston some confidence as the Tigers aimed to be competitive to the end.
Tasman prevented anymore shots on goal and ran out 27-point winners.
Collins, Perry and Johann Wagner each kicked two goals while Theodosiou was Boston’s leading goal kicker with two of his own.
Tasman will hope to cement its top four spot against Marble Range at home this weekend while Boston will have a tough ask against the unbeaten Peckers at Mallee Park.
Wayback 12-10 (82) def Marble Range 7-5 (47)
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Mallee Park 17-17 (119) def Lincoln South 4-10 (34)
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