Boscott bag buries Tigers
Written by Richard Bannon
A divine nine goal masterclass from Thor Boscott has led Lauderdale to a percentage-boosting 92-point victory over Tigers FC at Lauderdale Oval.
Boscott’s bag singlehandedly outscored the visiting side, who were demolished by a hungrier Bombers outfit, 20.22-142 to 7.8-50.
Boscott kicked the first and third goals of the game to get the Bombers off to a dream start, and kicked another in the second term to enter the main change with three majors.
The enigmatic midfielder/forward then exploded in the second half, kicking three in the third term and three more in the final to cap off a dominant display, leaving just one goal shy of the magical ten-goal milestone.
Lauderdale assistant coach Clint Brown praised Boscott’s versatility.
“He’s got so many strings to his bow. He can play half back, he can go on ball, he can go forward, and he’s really hard to match up on, as he’s powerful, he’s explosive, and he can do the miraculous things more often than not.”
Already facing the daunting road trip across the Derwent to face Lauderdale, the Tigers were dealt with a massive blow following the late withdrawal of key forward and former AFL player Daniel Archer to a knee injury.
Despite this, the Tigers remained in touch with Lauderdale at quarter time, trailing the home side 4.3-27 to 2.4-14 as the Bombers appeared to look sluggish.
Lauderdale’s lacklustre approach continued into the second term, evident in the home side kicking an inaccurate 3.8 to the Tigers’ 2.2.
This kept the Tigers in the hunt, trailing by just 23 points at the main break, 7.11-53 to 4.6-30.
Lauderdale then kicked into gear in the second half, kicking 13 goals to three throughout the final two terms to run out convincing winners.
Tigers FC senior coach Aaron Vince praised his side’s effort in the first half, but was left to lament the drop off in intensity from his troops for the remainder of the game.
“It just goes to show that you’ve got to play four quarters of footy, and conceding 70 points in the second half won’t win you many games of footy.
“Our foot use today was pretty poor to be honest.
“We got beaten quite comprehensively throughout the midfield, just mainly through their run and their willingness to run from contest to contest.”
Playing in his 50th senior match for Tigers FC, Lachlan Watt received praise from Vince.
“Lachie Watt has probably had his breakout year this year, and has become one of the senior members of our side.”
Lauderdale next host a Devonport side which is improving each week, whilst Tigers FC will make the drive up the Midlands Highway to play Launceston at Windsor Park.