The Batemans Bay Junior Tigers will have two teams representing them on grand final day next weekend after a big day of preliminary finals at Mackay Park.
The under 10s and under 14s both qualified for their respective grand finals, while the under 16s unfortunately fell at the final hurdle.
The much improved under 10s took on the Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs. After being narrowly defeated in their last encounter, the Tigers were seeking to even the score and move on.
The game proved to be another closely-fought match, with less than four points separating the teams for the duration of the contest.
The under 10s and under 14s both made the grand final.
With less than two minutes of play remaining, and the Tigers trailing by two points, Luke Drewsen took on the defence and scored an impressive try in the corner.
A conversion by Zander Parker made the final score 16-12 in favour of the Tigers. Kodi Perkins scored the Tigers’ other two tries, and Max Burke kicked one goal.
The Under 10s team will play the Narooma Devils in the grand final at 9.30am.
The second team to represent the club was the Under 14s who played the Narooma Devils. Christopher Usher scored a try at the 30-minute mark, and a second conversion by Samuel Taylor brought the scores to 16-a-piece in the shades of half time.
A crushing try by Jahream Lole-Ngarima put the Tigers in the lead, and the match was finished off by Luke Shooks in the final three minutes to make the score 24-16. Other tries were scored by Jackson Blake and Jonathan Worthy. The Bay Tigers team will now play the Bega Roosters at 1.30pm.
The last game of the preliminary finals round was played between the under 16s Bay Tigers and the Bega Roosters.
The Roosters were far too strong for the under-strength Tigers, who went down 40-4.
Coach Jeff Cox was proud of the character his team displayed during the match and for the season.