Tigers return to winners’ list

Damien Pemberton booted a goal and was among Woorndoo Mortlake’s best as they accounted for Caramut.

WOORNDOO Mortlake spoiled Caramut’s and Warwick Capper’s party on Saturday, with the Tigers easily winning their Mininera and District Football League clash.

Capper donned the Swans jumper after the club won his services as a free agent on the Footy Show last month, but his appearance failed to help the battling Caramut side.

The Tigers’ 21.12 (138) to 10.7 (67) victory was set up in the first quarter, with Woorndoo Mortlake kicking five unanswered goals to open up a 29 point lead.

The Swans were able to get on the scoreboard in the second term, kicking four goals but the Tigers’ lead had grown to 44 points by half-time.

Woorndoo Mortlake kicked 10 goals to six in the second half, running away to triumph over Caramut by 71 points.

Matthew Pemberton was named best on ground for Woorndoo Mortlake, with support from Sam Gervasoni, Richard McCormick, Jordon Buckley, Luke Kensit and Damien Pemberton.

Buckley (six goals), McCormick (four) and Tom O’Loughlan (four) were influential up forward, while Gervasoni, Sam Rix and Tristan Webster-Bamford all kicked two goals each.

Tigers defender Johan Dunn was tasked with the job of manning Capper, with the ex Brisbane Bear and Sydney Swan experiencing a quiet day.

He managed to play only the first half and had limited involvements, with Dunn getting the better of the former high flyer.

While he may not have entertained on the field, Capper and Ricky Nixon were at their best off it.

The pair joined forces to tell plenty of tales at a sportsman’s night that evening, with the club also holding a goods and services auction.

In the reserves, Donald McInnes kicked five goals to lead Woorndoo Mortlake to an 8.9 (57) to 7.5 (47) win.

This weekend, Woorndoo Mortlake takes on Tatyoon, while the Swans play Hawkesdale Macarthur.

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