Tigers and Lions bare their claws

BOUNCE: Brady Zwar from the Tigers meets Lions ruck Graham Cooke in a starting bounce. Southern Flinders got away from BMW to amass a big winning margin.
BOUNCE: Brady Zwar from the Tigers meets Lions ruck Graham Cooke in a starting bounce. Southern Flinders got away from BMW to amass a big winning margin.

Similar to the other games in the Northern Areas Football Association at the weekend, the Lions and the Tigers came out clawing in the first term. 

They were separated by just a point at first quarter time, with each team kicking three goals, but the Tigers able to be one paw in front and kick an additional point, going into the break at 3.3-21 to 3.2-20. 

The mindset for both teams remained the same but it was evident that the Lions had missed the memo and unfortunately did not add to their first quarter score. 

As the battle continued, the Tigers pounced all over the Lions and slotted through four goals and six points, giving them a 30-point lead at half time. 

Spectators thought that maybe this quarter would be the one where the Lions fight back, but just as their first term score recorded, it remained unchanged. 

Although the Lions did not score, they were able to change their focus from what was going through their goals, to what the Tigers were putting through. Southern Flinders were only able to kick an additional goal and five points, less of an effort seen in the previous half. 

The final quarter was go time for the Tigers. They picked up their third quarter performance and brought out an exceptional quarter, almost doubling their own third term score. 

The Lions did not go scoreless in the final quarter and were able to get just one goal through the posts. With tails between their legs, the Lions had a 76-point loss to the home team.