September 9 2017
Grand Final Day arrived today with the Rovers up against three high quality teams who were standing in the way of Rovers success.
The Rovers U/14’s (aka the Fourths) taken on undefeated Tocumwal in the Grand Final, unfortunately Tocumwal lived up to their undefeated status and won 14.5 – 89 to 4.3 – 27 to complete the perfect season.
K. Joss kicked two goals whilst B. Redden and A. Butcher both kicked a goal apiece in a loss that while it is sad they didn’t win, they gave it their best all season long and may success come to them as they go through the ranks.
A Grade taken on Tocumwal as the Rovers attempted to win the big one after a couple of Grand Final losses in a row.
Unfortunately it was not the A Graders day with Tocumwal winning 47 to 40, despite the loss, the Rovers kept Tocumwal honest in the match just like their three previous encounters and they should not be discouraged by their effort.
Earlier, C Reserve fell to Blighty in a heartbreaking loss with the score at the end of the game reading Blighty 29 to the Rovers 28.
It has to be remembered that the Rovers were defeated in the Semi Final by the same team to the tune of 17 goals and to get within two goals of glory whilst heartbreaking, the team can be proud in the knowledge that they gave everything and made sure Blighty had to earn their day of glory.
Unfortunately it was not the Rovers day but all three sides had great seasons and there is no shame in losing to quality opposition.
It was a good season overall for everyone down at Memorial Park with the majority of Rovers sides making the finals, it has been as it was last year an honour reporting on all the scores and ladder positions and we will be back next year with more from Memorial Park.