Young Tigers ready for finals excitement
IT’S show time for Portland’s under-18.5 side, travelling to Hamilton tomorrow to face Camperdown in a Hampden Football League qualifying final.
2019 has been another successful season for Portland’s youngest group of footballers, finishing the regular season in second spot with 15 wins, trailing only South Warrnambool in first and leading Camperdown, North Warrnambool and Warrnambool into the business end of the year.
Portland and Camperdown have squared off twice this season.
The first meeting came way back in round eight at Leura Oval, with the Tigers enjoying an inspired 10-point victory a long way from the familiar surroundings of Hanlon Park.
Portland doubled up on this first win with a second in round 17, crushing the Magpies by 39 points in front of a vocal home crowd.