Akermanis helps Tigers to win

MORWELL, backed by the presence of Brownlow Medalist Jason Akermanis, moved to five place on the Gippsland League football ladder after defeating local rival Traralgon yesterday.

The Tigers kicked six goals to two in the first term, leaving the Maroons to play catch-up for the remainder of the game. The home side held on to win 14.10 (94) to 11.11 (77).

The three-time AFL premiership player with the Brisbane Lions collected eight kicks and 10 handball, took a spectular mark during the third term and booted two goals.

Akermanis’ one-off appearance and the public holiday helped attract a large crowd, with a $12,000 gate recorded.