Tigers show bite in massive victory
GRAFTON Tigers' march to premiership glory continued on Saturday after a thumping win over North Coffs on Saturday.
The victory gives Grafton the week off before facing Sawtell Saints or Port Macquarie Magpies, who meet in the grand final qualifier on Saturday.
It was not as easy as it sounds however, with the Tigers left to overcome a slow start on their way to a 22.22 (154) - 6.4 (40) win.
Tigers coach Adi Campbell said it was not a great start for his team, but they clicked into gear in the second half.
"We were pretty ordinary in the first half," Campbell said.
"It was a pretty scrappy contest and we didn't really attack the ball."
That changed in the second half, as the Tigers put together a 48-0 third quarter
"The second half was much better," Campbell said.
"Players like Ryan Sheather and Sam Morrison really stood up and took control.
"It was a really great team effort after half-time."
As shaky as the Tigers start was, their effort to right the ship and come home with a wet sail had Campbell confident they could go all the way.
"I'm pretty confident heading into next week's game," Campbell said.
"We have a few more players to come back and the ones we have are hitting some good form."