A tough selection week saw the reserves line up for the qualifying final.
It’s a great sign on the health of the club when players train and play and give the coaches tough decisions to make.
Everyone was part of the great team effort.
The ground looked good and the club was abuzz with volunteers and officials working hard to make the day a success.
No surprise the first quarter was almost scoreless as both sides worked to find a way in and expose a weakness.
In the second Ian Oliver broke loose and scored.
Will Kirchen then turned from a pack like the Bismarck and sunk a goal after picking up a worm burner pass.
Dodd showed his class and scored from a left foot snap.
The third quarter was a struggle with passes missing or being chopped off until will Kirchen clunked an overhead mark and scored.
Matt Powell followed shortly after and Tungamah gained a slight lead.
Oliver ran hard to present as a loose man in the forward line and scored.
Gus McMillan was getting a lot of the ball and in the third started to find the touch he had before his suspension and was at the end of a Dodd unselfish pass and he capitalised.
Soon after Bozzola passed to him in the same spot.
The third quarter saw Rennie scoreless and Tungamah’s lead expanded.
In the fourth big Bozzola kicked long and true.
Rennie kicked three this quarter but Bozz piled on another two for the quarter and ensured the Bears finished strongly.
Strong performances all over the ground meant first touch, good use and accurate kicking in front of goal.
Well done and keep it going.
Tungamah 10.7.67 def Rennie 5.6.36
Best from: Dodd, Kelly, Chris Powell, Gamble, Hawking, Oliver, Johnstone, Whykes, Irvine, Bourke, Bate, Kirchen, Bozzolla, Williams.
Goals: Kirchen, Bozzola, Oliver Dodd, Powell, McMillan, Kelly.
The Bears thirds took on Rennie this week in a home final, confident that if they stuck to Sidey’s game plan, worked for each other and played as a team, the win would come.
The game was tough and hard early, with both sides not giving an inch.
Liam Connell was again getting his hand on the footy in the ruck, giving first use of the footy to the o-ball brigade of Will Sharp, Tre Johnson, Wally Thomson, Blake Adkins and the handy inclusion of Nick Whoopa Irvine.
It was goal for goal early, but by quarter time Tungamah had a nice 2 goal break.
The backline stood tall in defence, led by Liam Einsporn, and the dinosaurs of Jacob Vella and Angus Heslin. Vella took some nice marks throughout the day.
Jack Clarke was reliable as ever down back, playing against a taller opponent.
Randall Perkinson also showed plenty of dash off half back and youngster Seth Haebich did not give away an inch to his opponent.
The Bears managed to kick clear just before half time, with Tom Lidgerwood kicking a ripper torpedo goal from just inside the forward 50, just before half time, knowing the siren was about to blow.
Half time Tungamah led 7.3 to 3.1, plenty of work still to do. Tom Elliott was great all day, well supported by Dylan Sidebottom and Blayze Young-Mail down forward.
Tungamah dominated the 2nd half of the game, and if it wasn’t for the game being called off early, could have won by a bigger margin.
Nick Irvine drifted down forward and kicked 6 goals for the game, and was supported well by Blayze Young-Mail and Oscar Willis who both snagged 2 majors.
Tungamah 16.13.109 def Rennie 5.4.34.
Best Players:Tom Lidgerwood, Tom Elliott, Dylan Sidebottom, Jacob Vella, Wally Thomson, Jack Clarke.
The young Bears were matched against the Swans in a battle of the two in-form sides.
The Swans jumped out of the blocks with most of the play in their forward line for much of the first quarter.
Truey rallied the boys at quarter time and demanded they stick to the game plan.
The Bears hit the ground running in the second term and never looked back.
The boys slammed on 5 goals to 1 to run out victors by 28 points.
It was a fantastic team performance with all players having a hand in the victory. Well done to all.
It was most impressive to see some of the younger boys really step up and play good footy.
A win against Rennie next week will secure the Tungamah fourths a place in the grand final.
Tungamah 6.6.42 def Katunga 2.2.14
Goals: Ned Connell 4, Mitch Goldman 1, Luke Mills 1