Rovers Talk 9/4/15

Round 2 got underway today with all Rovers teams looking to build on their opening round efforts by doing the same or better against Blighty on Blighty’s home turf.

Netball

A Grade lost their match today against Blighty 53 to 47, B Grade were triumphant in their match 39 to 21, C Grade were big winners with the score at the end reading 59 to 32 and the C Reserves had a tough day at the office with a 38 to 14 loss.

Mixed results for the Junior teams with the Under 17’s winning big with the score 61 to 17, the Under 15’s tried hard in their 24 to 16 loss and the Under 13’s secured a 28 to 17 win


Overall the Rovers had a mixed bag of results on the Netball courts at Blighty but they’ll all look to have a solid Round 3 back at Memorial Park when they take on Picola United.

Football

Rovers Seniors had a tough day today as they went down by 47 points, It was an even first quarter with the Rovers just one point behind before Blighty outscored the Rovers five goals to one in the second quarter to pull away from the Rovers before scoring ten goals to seven in the second half to record the 16.11 – 107 to 9.6 – 60 result.

B. MacDonald booted four, T. Lumbar booted three and D. Hope got two for the Rovers who had only the three to score goals compared to ten last week against Yarroweyah

Rovers Reserves won their game by 38 points after kicking 8.7 – 55 to Blighty’s 2.5 – 17, The Rovers kept Blighty goalless in the first half of the match to set up a 23 point lead before giving four goals to two in the second half to seal the win and remain undefeated.

Rovers Under 17’s scored 22.13 – 145 in a thumping win over Blighty who scored 1.3 – 9, the team kicked 5 goals in the first quarter, seven in the second and five each in the third and fourth quarters making it a solid four quarter effort.

Rovers Under 14’s played a great game to defeat Blighty 6.3 – 39 to 0.1 – 1, the team kept Blighty scoreless for the first three quarters of the match whilst kicking two goals in both the first and second quarters before kicking one each in the third and fourth quarters.

Thoughts

When the Rovers won games today, they won quite nicely and when they lost it was with some pain on the scoreboard at the Netball Courts and Football field but there is no doubting that regardless of the results, all of the Rovers teams will all be pushing for improvement as improvement is the natural course for all teams in all sports as they seek to find the edge the opposition does not have.

Go Rovers!

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