Sloppy win makes it three on the trot

Balmain notched up a hat-trick of victories for the first time this season with their 4-2 win over Kosciuszko at Birchgrove on Saturday. It was a dismal game full of poor first touches, shots going out for throw-ins, and keystone cops style defending. In fact the only thing that made it remotely remarkable was Brendan “Hugh Grant” Dobbie’s first ever goal for the club after almost three years of trying. Brendan pleaded to have his “swerving, dipping, cracking, pile driving, untouchable stinger missile of a goal” (his words not mine) described in it’s full glory to the world wibe web of Tigers fans so here goes: A corner floated over, the butter-fingered keeper dropped it at Hugh’s feet, and he kicked it in from all of six yards out.
Reserve grade produced a polished performance, earning a 4-1 win over a Kosciuszko team which, for the most part, backed up to play the first grade game. Superb goals to Fraser and Luigi set the Tigers on their way to a 2-0 half time lead, followed by more of the same in the second.
This Sunday sees the Tigers venture far, far west for the annual Lithgow road trip. We can’t wait to see what mother nature has up her sleeve – in recent years the Tigers have battled howling winds, sleet, driving rain, sandstorms, bushfires, and combinations of all the above.