Tigers let Trasandinos out of jail

Balmain made the Saturday afternoon trek out to Little Bay Oval, a square shaped ground two doors down from the notorious Long Bay correctional facility, looking to stay in touch with the top four. The first half was all Balmain as they picked up where they left off last week with their sweet passing game. Trasandinos were content to play on the break and after a couple of missed chances at both ends the half time whistle sounded with the score 0-0. The Tigers looked to have the home team on the ropes when a Trasandinion was sent off early in the second half for his second yellow card. However Balmain didn’t show enough determination to finish their opponents and the Trasandinos counter attacking strategy paid dividends as they snatched a jammy winner in the dying minutes of the game.
The reserve team was so short of players due to injury that coach Dave Grill had to come out of semi retirement to play the defensive lynchpin role at sweeper. Balmain started well, with Max Civili scoring early to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead, only to see Trasandinos hit back shortly before half time to make the score 1-1. The hunger just wasn’t in the Tigers in the second half and Trasandinos made them pay dearly, racking up three more goals to take the match 4-1.