Rovers Talk (30/4/16)

The Rovers were back at home today with teams from both sports aiming to keep their good start to the 2016 season going.

Netball

A Grade set out to get ‘The Meatloaf’ today and they got it with a comfortable win over their Strathmerton opponents.
The scores at the end of the game read Rovers 6o to Strathmerton 47, a result that would no doubt please the side as they look forward to winning two in a row for the first time this season next week.

B Grade made it five wins from the five matches of the season so far with a comfortable 11 goal win against their Strathmerton opponents who despite their best efforts were unable to stop the undefeated Rovers side from notching up another win.

C Grade aimed to make it five wins from five matches today but it wasn’t their day as they went down 47 to 24 in their match against their Strathmerton opponents, Whilst this loss may disappoint the players they will take plenty from the match and put what was learned into next weeks match.

C Reserve went in to today’s game aiming to make it three wins in a row and they got it with an 11 goal win over their opponent, C Reserve are now 4-1 for the season and are no doubt feeling good about their chances this season.

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

The Under 17’s have made it five games from five matches with a nice and neat 14 goal win, the scores were Rovers 39 to Strathmerton 25.

The Under 15’s Rovers side had a great battle with their Strathmerton opponents but fell short with the scores at the end of the game reading Strathmerton 32 to the Rovers 28.

The Under 13’s have continued their undefeated start to the season with a very comfortable 14 goal win against their Strathmerton opponents, the scores at the end of the game read Rovers 32 to Strathmerton 18.

Football

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

The Seniors were out to win two in a row after defeating Jerilderie last week and they won in convincing fashion with the final margin 53 points

It was a three goal to one first quarter for the Rovers before they added another two goals in the second to take a twenty point lead at Half Time.
The Rovers then kicked 2.3 to 0.4 in the third quarter and sealed the win with a 4.4 to 1.0 last quarter to end the game with 11.11 – 77 to Strathmerton’s 2.12 – 24.

T. Lumbar topped the goal kickers list with three goals, S. Cuffe and D. May kicked two goals apiece whilst B. MacDonald, D. Hope, T. Draffin and N. Braybon all kicked one goal apiece in the win.

The Reserves entered their match being undefeated and the side ended the day still undefeated after flattening Strathmerton by 98 points, the scores at the end of the match read 16.9 – 105 to 1.1 – 7.

B. Ezard topped the goal kicking list with five, D. Kirby kicked three, L. Fleming and J. Parsons kicked two goals apiece and M. Johnson, K. Shephard, J. Mercer and J. Cooper all kicked a goal each in the win.

The U/17’s went into the game with a 4-0 record and they ended the game with the record now reading 5-0 after defeating Strathmerton by 39 points.

The Rovers kicked 12.10 – 82 to 6.7 – 43 with D. Kirby topping the goal kicking list with five, R. Norris kicked three whilst B. Sartore, R. Gazzara, T. Bradford and J. Caniglia all kicked a goal apiece.

U/14’s had went into todays game hoping to get back on the winners list after their loss to Jerilderie last week but unfortunately they went down to Strathmerton by just seven points with the scores reading Strathmerton 6.5 – 41 to the Rovers 5.4 – 34.

It was a game full of action as the lead changed hand several times with the Rovers leading at Quarter Time, Strathmerton at Half Time, Rovers at Three Quarter Time and finally Strathmerton taking the final quarter for the win.

R. Murphy topped the goal kicking list for the Rovers with two whilst H. Gardiner, B. Thomson and T. McDonnell all kicked one apiece.

Thoughts

A Grade will be happy to be once again on the winners list and will be now focusing on getting two in a row for the first time this season.

B Grade is doing well though and confidence must be really high as it should with their 5-0 so far,

C Grade will probably be disappointed the winning streak is over but they have the chance to do it all again next week and that is the beauty of seasons because win, lose or draw you get the opportunity to win the next week.

C Reserve are doing well with their record now standing at 4-1 for the season and they will look to make it four wins in a row next week.

Junior teams have had a good season so far with their Under 17’s and Under 13’s sides enjoying an undefeated start to the season.

The Under 15’s will be encouraged by their efforts today despite just falling short against Strathmerton and it may be a catalyst for good form in the coming weeks.

On the Football side, The Rovers Seniors must be very happy to get two wins in a row to improve their season record to 3-2.

The Reserves must be really happy with their early season form and hope that their good form will continue well into the season as they chase Finals and then the Premiership.

The Under 17’s are showing they are in excellent form at this point of the season and they are no doubt aiming to stay in that kind of form for some time to come.

The Under 14’s Football side have lost two in a row but there is no cause for alarm or panic as they have played good sides and the lessons learned from those games will help them in the future.

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