Saints struggle to match Tigers’ intensity
Derby Tigers have shown strength and resilience on home turf, bouncing back from their round six loss to defeat the Saints on Saturday.
From the outset, the Tigers were quick to light up the field with goal after goal, while Saints struggled to keep up.
The Tigers also showed dominance in defence, keeping the Saints to 1.2 (8) while they led 6.4 (40) at quarter-time.
The second quarter saw the Saints attempt an early comeback, but were shut down by the Tigers who went on to extend their with an additional two goals by half-time.
After the main break, the Tigers continued to dominate the field with a second goal haul in the midst of behinds.
The Saints continued to struggle to match the Tigers, being kept to kicking just two goals for the term to trail by 40 points at the final break.
Although the Saints attempted another comeback during the final term, it was not enough to surpass the Tigers, who sealed the win 14.13 (97) to 9.9 (63).
The Saints will look to redeem themselves when they go up against the Peninsula Bombers on Friday, while the Tigers will take on the Broome Bulls on Saturday.
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