Rovers Talk (23/4/16)

The Rovers travelled to Jerilderie today with teams on both sports aiming to bring home as many wins as possible back to Deniliquin.

Netball

A Grade set out to build on their win against Picola United by defeating Jerilderie but they were unfortunately pipped by two goals in a high scoring match, the score at the end read 49 to Jerilderie to 47 for the Rovers.

B Grade set out to record their fourth straight win of the season and they secured it by winning a tight one, the scores at the end of the match were Rovers 43 to Jerilderie 39.

C Grade aimed to win their fourth game in a row and remain unbeaten just like the B Grade team and they got it with a solid 42 to 32 win over their Jerilderie opponents.

C Reserve aimed to achieve back to back wins and they achieved their aim by winning their match by six goals, the score at the end of the game was 28 to the Rovers and 22 to Jerilderie.

The Junior sides played well against their Jerilderie opponents and below is the results of their games.

The Under 17’s have continued their perfect start to the season by defeating their Jerilderie opponents 37 to 29.

The Under 15’s unfortunately faced a red hot Jerilderie side and went down to them 28 to 11, despite this loss there is no doubt the U/15’s will bounce back next week.

The Under 13’s have joined the U/17’s in staying undefeated by defeating their Jerilderie opponents with the scores at the end reading 34 to 5 making it a 29 goal win.

Football

Rovers Football sides were in action against their Jerilderie opponents and overall the teams had a good day.

The Seniors were out looking for a win after their loss to Picola United last week and they got it in convincing fashion defeating Jerilderie by 68 points.

It was a five goal to one first quarter for the Rovers before they added another two goals in the second to take a 41 point lead at half time.
The Rovers then kicked 4.4 to 1.1 in the third quarter and sealed the win with a 3.2 to 2.2 last quarter to end the game with 14.16 – 100 to Jerilderie’s 4.8 – 32.

B. MacDonald and T. Draffin both booted four goals each, S. Cuffe and D. May kicked two apiece whilst M. Braybon and B. Jones both kicked a goal.

The Reserves entered their match in good form and the Rovers shown it to the fullest by steamrolling Jerilderie by 129 points, the scores at the end of the match read 20.13 – 133 to 0.4 – 4.

Goal kickers for the Rovers were D. Kirby starring with 6 goals, L. Fleming got three, A. Goodear, B. Rose and J. Cooper kicked two apiece while J. Parsons, D. East, S. Howard, A. Hogan and M. Atley all kicked one goal apiece.

The U/17’s have continued with their early unbeaten form with the side defeating Jerilderie by 20 points, the scores at the final siren read 7.6 – 48 to 4.4 – 28.

The U/17’s kept Jerilderie scoreless in the first quarter and outscored their opposition in the next two quarters to lead by 32 points at three quarter time before Jerilderie kicked three of their four goals of the match to win the quarter by two goals and end the game with a 20 point loss.

R. Norris kicked four goals whilst N. Hay, R. Murray and J. Caniglia all kicked one goal apiece in the win.

U/14’s had their first loss of the season after Jerilderie got the better of them in their clash with the scores reading Jerilderie’s 6.10 – 46 to 2.0 – 12 at full time.

The U/14’s were competitive in the first half with only a goal separating the two at halftime but Jerilderie played brilliant football to keep the Rovers scoreless after quarter time to secure to win.

B. Townsend and J. Liu were the goal scorers for the Rovers side.

Thoughts

A Grade will no doubt be disappointed in their narrow loss but they are a great side and will take plenty from the game and continue to improve as the season progresses.

B and C Grade teams must really be happy with their seasons so far as would the Under 17’s and Under 13’s who join their senior colleagues in having an undefeated start.

The Under 15’s are no doubt disappointed they lost after snaring their first win of the 2016 season last week but we all know they’ll be eager next week to get a win at home.

On the Football side, The Rovers Seniors must be very happy to end their two game losing streak with a solid performance and the Reserves must be very pleased with their massive win whilst the Under 17’s are showing they are in excellent form at this point of the season.

The Under 14’s Football side will no doubt be disappointed their winning streak came to an end but they will no doubt be looking forward to starting the winning streak again next week.

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