Rovers Talk (4/6/16)

Round 9 of Football and Netball competitions got underway today with the Rovers on the road to take on Berrigan on their home turf.

Netball

A Grade had a bye this week so there was no A Grade action this weekend much to their disappointment as they only played one game since having 21 days off competition due to a Round 7 bye and a general bye in a row.

B Grade went into the match against their Berrigan opponents with a perfect 7-0 record and they prevailed in today’s match to win their eight straight game by 17 goals, the final score read Rovers 41 to Berrigan 24.

C Grade were aiming to improve their record to 7-1 for the season so far but were outplayed by their Berrigan opponents, the scores at the end of the game read Berrigan 41 to Rovers 33.

C Reserve aimed to win their sixth straight game today and they succeeded with a narrow two goal win over their Berrigan opponents, the scores at the end of the game read Rovers 20 to Berrigan 18.

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

The Under 17’s score was not available at this time of writing but will be edited when the scores come to hand.

The Under 15’s Rovers were aiming to chalk up their third win of the season and done so in the narrowest of fashion by defeating Berrigan by one goal, the scores at the end of the game were Rovers 10 to Berrigan 9.

The Under 13’s have made it eight from eight with a comfortable 28 goal win against their Berrigan opponents, the scores at the end of the game read Rovers 40 to Berrigan 12.

Football

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

The Seniors were out to win five in a row and they got it in style with a 22 point win over their Berrigan opponents.

The Seniors had a terrific start kicking 4.0 to 1.5 in the first quarter before Berrigan issued a challenge kicking 4.0 to 2.2 to cut the Rovers lead to three points at half time before the Rovers kicked 2.2 to 0.3 in the third quarter to lead by 14 points.

The Seniors sealed the win with a 3.0 to 1.4 final quarter to win the match despite Berrigan scoring 18 times to 15 which shown the Rovers made their shots at goal count.

T. Draffin and 200 gamer Terry Lumbar kicked 4 goals apiece whilst M. Robinson, D. May and  B. Jones all kicked a goal in the win.

The Reserves entered their match against Berrigan with a seven match winning streak and at the end of the match the winning streak was extended to eight matches after a great performance from the side today.

It was a 2.1 to 0.1 opening term for the Rovers before they added another 1.4 to 0.0 to take a 22 point lead at half time, the Rovers then kicked 4.2 to 0.1 in the third to put the game beyond doubt before finishing up with 2.1 to 1.1 to win by 53 points.

The scores at the end of the game were Rovers 9.8 – 63 to Berrigan 1.3 – 9.

Darren Kirby and M. Atley both kicked two goals apiece whilst L. Hay, K. Shephard, G. Trewhitt, M. Johnson and Daniel Kirby kicked one goal apiece in the win.

The U/17’s went into the game looking to add make it eight in a row and they done it after a great third quarter against their Berrigan opponents.

The Rovers kicked 6.5 – 41 to 5.3 – 33 with Daniel Kirby kicking 2 goals whilst B. McCalman, J. Flight, R. Norris and B. Sartore all kicked one goal apiece in the win.

U/14’s went into todays game aiming to get back on the winners list at Berrigan’s expense and done so in convincing fashion by defeating Berrigan by 109 points.

Unlike last weeks game where goals were hard to come by in the mud of Memorial Park, the Rovers had no problem scoring with the side kicking 16.13 – 109 to Berrigan’s 0.0 – 0.

B. Redden was top goal kicker for the Rovers with 3 with H. Gardiner, B. Townsend, K. Joss and T. McDonnell all kicking two goals apiece whilst P. Westcott, B. East, L. Hillier, J. Woodcock and J. Ezard all kicked a goal apiece in the win.

Thoughts

Solid results for the Rovers in Netball with five wins and one loss from the matches played by the Rovers today in Berrigan.

All Netball sides played well regardless of the result and should be really happy with their results at this point of their seasons.

Rovers Footballers will be very happy with their results as all four sides won their matches today and todays results does make the Rovers sides finals contenders as they have shown they are can mix it with any team for a finals position.

Combined the Rovers teams played ten matches for nine wins and a loss today which makes it a very good day for the Rovers and their fans.

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