The North Shore Tigers have topped off an unbeaten season to win back to back premierships, beating the University Blues by 18 points.
Uni shot off to a hot start against the minor premiers, kicking 2 goals in the first quarter and only allowing a single behind go through. They were firing on all cylinders early on and looked destined to upset the tigers perfect season. However, Golden Boot winners Justin Du Toit, and Josh Cunliffe put in a strong performance in the second quarter to put the tigers back in front by half time.
Heading into the third quarter it was clear that it was going to be a tight contest and Uni once again came out strong on both sides of the park keeping the Tigers scoreless and gaining an 11 point lead. The Tigers have a history of finishing off their opponents in the fourth quarter, kicking 5 goals in the preliminary final to make it into the Grand Final, and sure enough they would continue this trend. Kicking 2 goals to tie up the game at 32 all, momentum was on their side. With 10 minutes to go a serious injury caused a halt to gameplay and when the clock started ticking over, the Tigers were relentless in their efforts, finishing off the game with a quick fire 3 goals.
The Grand Final Caps off another great season for the North Shore Tigers, and saw a brilliant end to a the 2022 Auckland AFL Season
Story – Auckland AFL