Ramblers started off the match well, controlling the midfield contests and, with some strong contested marks in their forward lines, were finding the goals with ease.
The Tigers seemed to be second to every contest and, while they played well in patches, they just couldn’t match it with Ramblers early in the game.
Cowland and Walker were getting plenty of the ball for the Roosters, while for the Tigers, Jones was working hard in the back half and reading the ball well.
At the first break Ramblers were up by 17 points.
At quarter time Mypolonga coach Sumner demanded his players to lift, and they did not disappoint.
They took control of the game, piling four goals to their tally while holding Ramblers to just four behinds. Tiger’s ruckman Wright was dominate in the ruck contests and Howson was rock solid in defence.
Walker for Ramblers was hard and tough at the footy, but Mypolonga’s pace and superior ball skills stood out.
Tiger youngster Christian Muirison played his first A grade game at 15 years of age and chalked up plenty of possessions and showed he has a very bright future at the club.
At the main break, Mypolonga lead by 8 points.
The Tigers continued to dominate into the third quarter.
They were tough at the footy and their pace moving the ball was first class.
Mypo’s Gogel in the middle of the ground and around the stoppages worked tirelessly all game and team mate Jones continued his great game keeping the stats man busy.
Miller for Ramblers stood out with his pace and agility, but the Tigers were winning far too much of the contested ball.
Jones for Mypo continued to take many strong contested marks and his precision kicking made it easy for his team mates to win the ball.
In an outstanding quarter of footy, the Tigers added six goals to the board while limiting Ramblers to just two majors. The Tigers headed into the last break leading by 29 points.
To Ramblers credit, the task of pegging back Mypo on the scoreboard didn’t daunt them.
Early in the last quarter they managed two quick goals and showed they were going to throw every thing at it.
Skill errors began to let the Tigers down and it cost them dearly. Ramblers continued to dominate around the centre clearances and stoppages and were finding the goals with ease.
To Mypolonga’s credit they never gave up trying, but it wasn’t quite working for them and they seemed to lack a bit of pace at the business end of the game.
With Ramblers adding five goals for the term and holding Mypo to just four behinds, it provided an exiting finish.
With the ball being contested on the scoreboard side wing, the siren sounded with Mypo getting home by just one point.