THE Wolumla Tigers had mixed results on Sunday.
With the club recording a historic four entries into the Far South Football Association grand final, including all three top grades, Wolumla came away with two wins and two losses.
The under 14s and reserve grade men’s both saw convincing wins, while the ladies Tigresses and first division men’s were defeated comprehensively.
The reserve grade men never looked troubled as they overcame the Merimbula Grasshoppers 2-nil, while the under 14s secured a 4-1 win over the Grasshoppers in their game.
In the reserves the Tigers came out strong with a solid display in the midfield from Tom Adams and Matt Grant.
Play travelled from end to end and Merimbula worked hard to keep play in its attacking end, but Wolumla’s keeper Aiden Bailey was at his best and denied plenty of opportunities.
Steve Grant was solid for the Tigers clearing the ball from the mid up to his attackers, while Luke Adams was attacking strong with his strong kicks.
It was Wolumla to post the first points on the board following a corner kick.
The ball soared across the net when Luke shot it into the net with a charging header getting the Tigers to a 1-nil lead going into half time.
Early in the second half was nerve-wracking for the Wolumla crowd as they waited in suspense to see if Merimbula could equalise.
However, it was the Tigers who would post their second of the day.
A corner kick saw Tom go up for a header, but he was knocked and awarded a dot shot.
Jarrod Dewberry stepped up to the plate for the kick and didn’t waste the chance as he slotted the ball into the net.
The Grasshoppers fought back valiantly, but were denied any scoring opportunities and Wolumla ran off winners 2-nil.
In the under 14s early play looked to be going the grasshoppers way, but the Tiger cubs continually denied goal scoring opportunities while pushing up their own attack.
Wolumla posted its first, but Merimbula retaliated quickly and the scores locked up at 1-all.
However, in the second half the cubs dominated play and laid on another three goals to come away in a stunning 4-1 win.