Rovers Talk (21/8/16)

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

Netball

A Grade may have to change their name to ‘The Cardiacs’ after again winning by just one goal, The 47 to 46 win against Tocumwal sends the team through to the Grand Final for the second consecutive year.

B Grade lost their match against Tocumwal 55 to 39 but thanks to the double chance they will play in the Preliminary Final next week.

C Grade‘s season has come to an end after being defeated by Jerilderie 49 to 36.

C Reserve defeated Blighty 30 to 19 to advance through to the Grand Final.

Under 17‘s lost to Jerilderie 39 to 32 but the double chance ensures the side plays in the Preliminary Final next week

Under 13‘s are through to the Grand Final after a 28 to 25 victory over Strathmerton.

Football.

The Reserves are through to the Grand Final after defeating Picola United by 23 points.

The Rovers kicked 6.8 – 44 to 2.9 – 21 in a match where a 4.1 to 0.2 second quarter effort by the Rovers set up their win.

K. Shephard, D. Kirby, B. Ezard, L. Fleming, B. MacDonald and G. Trewhitt all kicked one goal apiece in the win

The Thirds are through to the Grand Final after defeating Picola United by  107 points.

The final scores read Rovers 16.14 – 110 to Picola United’s 0.3 – 3 in a match that was all but over at half time.

R. Norris kicked 4 goals, J. Flight kicked 3 goals, R. Murray, J. Allitt and J. Caniglia kicked 2 goals apiece whilst B. Purtill, N. Hay and N. O’Connor all kicked a goal apiece in the win.

The Fourths are through to the Preliminary Final after defeating Mathoura by 25 points.

The Rovers kicked 7.6 – 48 to Mathoura’s 3.5 – 23 in a match where the Rovers extended their lead at every break.

R. Murphy kicked 2 goals whilst H. Mowat, J. Woodcock, B. Redden, J. Liu and B. East all kicked a goal apiece in the win.

Thoughts

Five Rovers teams are through to the Grand Final and will play in two weeks time whilst three Rovers teams are playing in the Preliminary Final next week.

C Grade are undoubtedly upset to have their season come to an end yet the team has had a good season and deserve all the praise a team that has had a good season receives.

Rovers Talk will be back this Thursday with all the Preliminary Final information and more.

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