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Tigers earn second win under Wallace

05/03/2005 05:52:22 AM Comments (0)

Terry Wallace has celebrated his second win at the Richmond Tigers with a gutsy two point victory over Fremantle at Alice Springs on Friday night.

The coach with the dreaded task of transforming last year's wooden spooners has made a positive start to his reign at Punt road with his second win from three preseason trial games.

Wallace would be impressed with his side's tenacity particularly in the dying stages as they staved off a fast-finishing Dockers team who threatened to steal the victory.

But the Tigers, who last week thrashed Essendon, held strong in the trial match to beat the Dockers 7.9 (51) to 7.7 (49).

Tigers youngsters Brent Hartigan and Andrew Raines were impressive throughout the midfield and two goals each for Andrew Krakouer and Kelvin Moore helped the Tigers kick ahead in the third quarter.

But two goals from Dockers forward Justin Longmuir helped Fremantle draw within a goal of victory late in the final quarter.

While Wallace would be happy with his team's performance, leading midfielder Nathan Brown will give him some concern having left the field midway through the third with a corked thigh.

Brown looked below his best missing a number of easy goal opportunities in a goalless first quarter.

Dockers forward Dion Woods too is guilty of wayward finishing but improved with a second half switch to the backline.

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