Tigers leave it late to defeat Emus by just six points

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Despite having their undefeated streak broken by Cable Beach in round 6, the Derby Tigers have bounced back to notch another win on their belt.

The Derby Tigers took on the Bidyadanga Emus at Derby Oval last Saturday, which saw a relatively close affair.

From the first bounce, the Tigers were quick to build a lead although the Emus were close behind, trailing by only seven points at quarter-time.

As the match progressed, the Tigers continued to maintain their lead but despite some inaccurate goal kicking, the Emus managed to narrow down the margin even further to just two points at half-time. After the main break, the Tigers were hungry to bounce back from their previous loss as they looked to break away from the Emus.

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It was clear Jamahl Bedford was having a field day as he continued to kick goal after goal.

The Emus’ accuracy continued to be called into question as the team continued to produce more behinds, despite being in close contention with the Tigers.

At the final siren it was the Derby Tigers that prevailed, winning by just six points.

The Derby Tigers will get another change to show they are a top side as they get set to take on the Peninsula Bombers, once again on home turf.

The Bidyadanga Emus will have a chance to prove themselves in front of a home crowd as they will square off against the Saints in Bidyadanga in round 7.

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