Port Lincoln football
Tasman 29.22 (196) def Boston 1.5 (11)
A perfect day for footy greeted the faithful on Saturday at Ravendale.
Rhys Kelsh got the first use of the ball at the centre bounce and the strength of Cody Mason saw a great mark and goal to get the score board ticking over.
Youngster Kody Rosalia snapped two points in a row with the ball being locked in the Roosters 50m attacking zone.
Mason kicked his second and then Brandon Rosalia showed his brother how with a six pointer, then Wagner kicked the next two in quick succession.
Sunny Singh and Binder were battling manfully and hard work saw the ball go forward with the skillful Mitch Wilbe getting the Tigers on the scoreboard.
Tex Sinclair bobbed up for a major as did the courageous Boyd McCurry, unfortunately Tasmans lost Jacob Collins to concussion. Scores at quarter time saw Tasman 7.5 to Boston 1.1.
The second quarter did not get any better for Bostons with any foray forward repelled by crisp defence led by Nathan Frost, Craig Reinke and Jace Rodda who in turn picked out forward targets with precision.
Jake Nicholls and Trent Polkinghorne were working over time but the flow was hard to stem with Mason kicking two straight and the ‘Roo Dog’ Brent Gray clunking a six pointer.
Luke Howie for Bostons left the field a bit proppy and Tasman lost promising junior Mitch Jude to a shoulder injury.
Cooper Tansell was impressive defensively but goals to Brandon Rosalia, Tex Sinclair and Wagner saw half time scores at 13.9 to 1.3.
The third quarter saw any breeze drop right out but the news for the battling Tigers was more of the same with Brandon Rosalia kicking two.
Johann Wagner showing the pace he is renowned for bagged three to get on top of Binder who tried his best but against slick delivery it is a tough job.
Brodie Arthur impressed the scribe with his hard ball efforts and captain Sam Kolega showed why the Tigers selected him as their captain but it was tough going.
Sinclair, Tansell and Mason all kicked singles to see Tasmans in control 22.15 to 1.4 at three quarter time.
The centre square domination by Kelsh, Gray and Zac Melzner together with the two hard nuts in Rhyce Beinke and McCurry showed no signs of cracking when it became the Mason and Wagner show with Mason kicking the first two goals and Wagner the last five in a row to run out victors 29.22 (196) to Boston 1.5 (11).
A hard day out for Bostons who will be looking forward to the break, best players Singh, Ellis, Arthur, Kolega and Binder.
For Tasman best were Kelsh, Wagner for his 11 goals, McCurry, Mason for a great 7 goals, Frost and B. Rosalia.
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