Rovers Talk readers can rejoice as both the Football and Netball seasons are back underway and the Rovers host Tocumwal at Memorial Park.
Before the byes, A Grade won two games in a row for the first time this season and so their game against Tocumwal is an opportunity to win three in a row but it won’t easy as Tocumwal is top of the ladder with a 5-1 record compared to the Rovers 4-2.
B Grade probably wished there was no byes because the side won all six of their matches and when a team is that hot you wouldn’t want the season to stop, their opponents have had a mixed bag of results with three wins, two losses and two draws from their seven matches.
C Grade have five from six matches and they are coming up against a Tocumwal side that has a 6-0-1 record from their seven matches so this match is a first vs second encounter with the Rovers having the opportunity to jump up to top spot on the ladder, a Rovers loss could mean Strathmerton passes them on percentage should Strathmerton beat Yarroweyah in their match and picks up a ten percent boost in their percentage.
C Reserve just like C Grade have a 5-1 record and are sitting second on the ladder with Tocumwal right behind them in third spot with a 5-2 record from their seven games, the winner of this match can jump to the top of the ladder providing that ladder leader Blighty loses to Jerilderie in their match.
The Under 17’s have a 6-0 record and they are looking to make it 7-0 at Tocumwal’s expense, Tocumwal is sitting in sixth spot with a 3-4 record but are just .10% off Mathoura who is holding the last of the finals spots at this time.
The Under 15’s won their last game to improve their record to 2-4, Tocumwal is sitting third with a 6-1 record but it should be remembered that the Rovers side has played competitively this season and so the four win gulf between the sides should not discourage the side from achieving a win in this game.
The Under 13’s have won all six of their matches this season and are taking on a Tocumwal side that is 4-3 after their seven matches of the season, a Rovers win will keep them two games ahead of the competition whilst a loss will put them still comfortably in front.
Rovers Seniors are sitting in third spot on the ladder with the side 4-2 for the season, their Tocumwal opponents are running fifth with a three wins, three losses and a draw record but there is only two points between the sides due to Tocumwal not yet having their bye.
Rovers Reserves are sitting second on the ladder after notching up six wins from six matches before the byes and can pass Picola United due to them having the bye this week, Tocumwal is sitting in six position with a 3-4 record from their seven matches.
Rovers Under 17’s were undefeated in their six matches before their byes and they come up against a Tocumwal side that is running seventh with a 2-5 record which is a massive gap between the sides not even halfway through the season.
Rovers Under 14’s are sitting fourth on the ladder with a 4-2 record and will have to work hard as Tocumwal are just ahead of the Rovers with a 5-2 record making this a very interesting match as the Rovers can pass Tocumwal if they defeat them on Saturday thanks to the Rovers having a higher percentage.
It’s going to be an interesting day of matches as ladder positions can change hands throughout both the Football and Netball competitions and that is always interesting to see especially if it is in the Rovers favour.
The weather will be colder than what all sides are used to thanks to the approach of Winter and/or rain before the games but there is no doubt all Rovers sides will be well prepared for the cooler conditions.
Rovers Talk will be back on Saturday Afternoon/Night will all the results and thoughts on all the action.