Tassie Tigers beat NSW Waratahs In Final Minute Thriller

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The Tassie Tigers have taken a thrilling come-from-behind 5-4 win over the NSW Waratahs with a goal to James Dick in the final minute of their PumpPlay.

The Tassie Tigers day did not start well, with NSW scoring the first of the game just two minutes in.

However, it did not take the home side long to respond, with Ben Read evening the scores with a drag flick just five minutes later.

NSW scored again towards the end of the first quarter, taking a 2-1 lead into the break – a lead that they would hold for the majority of the game.

Both teams were unable to trouble the scoreboard in the second or third quarters, with the two sides locked in an arm wrestle and neither side willing to budge.

It wasn’t until midway through the fourth quarter that some Sam McCambridge midair magic broke the drought and evened the scores at 2-2.

McCambridge made no mistake with the conversion, putting the home side up 3-2 with not long left to play.

The Waratahs would not lay down easily though and hit back quickly with a field goal from Jack Hayes.

Hayes was able to convert, putting the Waratahs up 4-3 and claiming himself a hattrick in the process.

Going into the Tigers PumpPlay, the teams one goal deficit felt much smaller, thanks to the double goal advantage.

With only five minutes to play, and with Tasmania trailing by one, the Tigers pulled Grant Woodcock from goals in a move that would pay dividends minutes later.

With just under a minute remaining, some clever stick work from Jack Welch inside the circle earned the home team a PC.

Kieron Arthur was kept out by the keeper, but James Dick followed up to put one through and give the home side the 5-4 win.

See the Tigers final goal:

 

In the earlier game, the Van Demons were beaten 8-1 by a very strong NSW side.

The Van Demons persisted until late in the game, earning a couple of PC’s and eventually breaking through in the dying minutes with a goal to Samantha Lawrence.

Sofie Mcleod performed well in her 100th game and her 100th game presentation was one of the highlights for the Van Demons on the day.

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