Tigers get off the mark for 2007 - in extra time

The Wests Tigers have picked up a stunning 14-12 extra time win over the Sharks at Campbelltown this afternoon, in front of a crowd of 17,566.

The Tigers opened the scoring in the first minute after recovering the kickoff. The ball was sent wide to Daniel Fitzhenry who dotted down in the corner. That was the most threatening the Tigers got for 80 minutes.

The Sharks responded after 14 minutes, Brett Kimmorley putting in a cross field kick that found David Simmons who scored in the corner. Covell missed the conversion and the Tigers were clinging to a 6-4 lead.

A contentious penalty try was awarded to Greg Bird moments before half time. He hacked a ball ahead and was dragged down by John Morris while the ball raced dead. This was seen as enough cause to award a penalty try, and the Sharks led 10-6 at the half.

There were a number of opportunities for both sides in the second half, but as time went on it seemed as though neither side would take them. The Sharks went up 12-6 thanks to a Luke Covell penalty with 11 minutes to go.

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