Rovers Talk (14/8/16)

Qualifying and Elimination Finals got underway this weekend in both Football and Netball competition and we have the results from those matches for you.

Netball

A Grade had to overrun Blighty to win by the narrowest of margins with the final scores reading 39 to 38, The win sets up a clash against Tocumwal in the Semi Finals.

C Grade lost their Qualifying Final game to Strathmerton 36 to 35 but thankfully their journey isn’t over yet with the Semi Finals to come.

C Reserve defeated Picola United 42 to 37 to advance through to the Semi Finals and a shot at jumping straight to the Grand Final.

Football.

The Seniors fought hard today in their match but were eliminated from the finals by Blighty 14.17 – 101 to 13.8 -86.

Whilst the team will be undoubtedly disappointed in their loss, The side should take pride in the fact they came from last in 2015 to reach the finals this year and such a turnaround doesn’t happen often in sport.

The Reserves won their Qualifying Final on Saturday by defeating Blighty by 75 points.

The Rovers kicked 14.9 – 93 to 2.6 – 18 to advance to the next stage of their finals journey.

B. MacDonald kicked 6 goals and B. Todd kicked 2 goals whilst A. Goodear, B. Ezard, L. Fleming, K. Shephard, A. Rourke and M. Atley all kicked a goal apiece in the win.

The Fourths were defeated in their Qualifying Final against Strathmerton, the final scores were Rovers 11.7 – 73 to 5.1 – 31.

This loss while major does not mean the end of the premiership dream as the Rovers earned the double chance at making the big one.

T. Chandler and B. East kicked 2 goals apiece and J. Woodcock kicked a goal in the loss.

Thoughts

The finals journey for the Seniors ended today but for nine other Rovers sides the journey continues on for at least another week.

The stakes will be higher and will continue to get higher as the weeks go by but the Rovers are an organization that knows the stakes well and they will be ready to put on a show for all to see.

Rovers Talk will be back next Thursday with all the regular Thursday information as the Semi Finals comes to Memorial Park and other locations.

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