Rovers Talk (11/6/16)

Round 10 of Football and Netball competitions got underway today with the Rovers taking on Yarroweyah.

Netball

A Grade were back in action today after having a bye last week and they are on the winners list again thanks to a 49 to 35 win over Yarroweyah.

A Grade now has a 5-2-1 record for the season and they get the chance next week to win two in a row and improve their record to 6-2-1.

B Grade went into the match against their Yarroweyah opponents with a perfect 8-0 record and they’ve made it 9-0 with a comfortable 60 to 21 win over Yarroweyah.

C Grade were aiming to improve their record to 7-2 for the season today and they’ve done so with a 45 to 31 win over their Yarroweyah opponents.

C Reserve aimed to win their seventh match in a row this season and they’ve done so by defeating Yarroweyah 48 to 17.

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

The Under 17’s won their match against Yarroweyah in convincing fashion with the final scores being 58 to 15 in the Rovers favour.

The Under 15’s were up against it today as Yarroweyah were 6-2 going into todays match compared to the Rovers 3-5 but the Rovers won the game in nail-biting fashion with a one goal win, the final scores reading Rovers 36 to Yarroweyah 35.

The Under 13’s are now 9-0 for this season after defeating Yarroweyah 35 to 1 in their match today.

Football

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

The Seniors were out to win six in a row and Yarroweyah made them earn it after they established a 22 point lead at quarter time before the Rovers cut it down to one at half time.

A third quarter shootout of 5.1 apiece had Yarroweyah still ahead by one at three quarter time before the Rovers kicked 5.3 to 0.2 to win the game by 30 points, the final scores read Rovers 17.8 – 110 to Yarroweyah 12.8 – 80.

T. Lumbar kicked 5, B. McCalman 3 and A. Hogan both kicked 3, S. Cuffe kicked two and D. May, T. Draffin, A. Bond, M. Robinson all kicked one goal apiece in the win.

The Reserves entered their match against Yarroweyah with an eight match winning streak and they have made it nine straight by defeating Yarroweyah by 97 points with the scores at the final siren reading Rovers 16.7 – 103 to Yarroweyah 1.0 – 6

B. Hardman topped the goal kickers list with 4, B. Ezard kicked three, M. Atley 2 and D. Kirby kicked 2 goals apiece whilst D. East, M. Johnson, J. Glowrey, J. Mercer and B. MacDonald all kicked one goal apiece in the win.

The Thirds went into todays game looking to make it nine wins in a row and they succeeded with a massive 188 point win at the expense of their Yarroweyah opponents.

The Rovers kicked 28.20 – 188 to 0.0 – 0 with R. Norris kicking 10 followed by D. Kirby and  J. Campbell kicking 3 goals apiece with B. Marchant,  J. Weir, J. Allitt and R. Murray kicking two goals apiece and L. Hay, J. Flight, T. Bradford and J. Caniglia all kicking a goal apiece in the win.

The Fourths won their second match in a row with a  10.13 – 73 to 0.0 – 0 over their Yarroweyah opponents in the first football game of the day, the win improves the Rovers record to 6-3.

J. Liu and J. Woodcock both kicked three goals whilst H. Gardiner, B. East, R. Murphy and J. Ezard all kicked a goal apiece in the win.

Thoughts

Solid results for the Rovers in Netball with all teams winning their matches, the Under 15’s win against the higher up Yarroweyah side will no doubt give the side confidence in their quest to join the finals party.

Rovers Footballers will be very happy with their results as all four sides won their matches today though the Seniors are most likely very thankful for their last quarter burst to get the win over their hungry Yarroweyah opponents.

A clean sweep of todays games is always welcome with all players, fans and officials of the various Rovers teams getting to enjoy the winning feeling on the way home to Deniliquin.

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