The Dalby Tigers have made a promising start.
The Dalby Tigers have made a promising start. Alasdair Young

Tigers keep earning their stripes

FOOTBALL: THE Dalby Tigers have continued their scintillating start to the season, dispatching Rockville 7-0 on the weekend.

Bradley Davidson was deadly upfront, netting a hat-trick for the Tigers.

The win entrenches the side in the top four and sets them up nicely for the remainder of the campaign.

Captain Matt Keys was happy with the win, but thinks his side could have been more clinical in front of goal.

"It could have been twice as many, we only trained about once in three weeks because of all the rain so we were a bit sloppy,” Keys said.

Keys was full of praise for his main striker Davidson, but also couldn't resist a sly dig at the man who leads the line.

"He is a police officer and works shift work, so he can only play every second game which is a shame.

"He's our best striker and a great player to have on the team.

"He's fast, very quick off the mark and he has a good shot off his right boot.

"Hopeless on his left foot but, he never uses it (laughs).”

Joshua Allen, Christopher Collins, Cheolwoo Jung and James Collyer also managed to get on the scoresheet during the win.

Keys said the focus now is to make sure his team don't get ahead of themselves, as champions aren't crowned in April.

"It's been a fantastic start, it just sucks we couldn't play because of the weather a couple of weeks ago to keep building our momentum.

"We'll be training this week, making sure we stay switched on and ready to keep going after the Easter break.”

The weekend wasn't as kind for the Dalby Tigers ladies team, going down 10-0 to Willowburn.

Taking on the current premiers on their home turf, the Tigers felt the full wrath of the competitions favourites.

Both sides now have a week off for Easter.


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