August 20 2017
It’s the end of the first week of Finals for the PDFNL and the Rovers were well represented with 3 Football teams and 5 Netball teams in action over the weekend.
Rovers Football Results
Reserves won 9.6 – 60 to 7.5 – 47 (Qualifying Final)
U/17’s lost 7.10 – 52 to 7.6 – 48 (Qualifying Final)
U/14’s won 10.4 – 64 to 1.2 – 8 (Qualifying Final)
Next week the Reserves will play Picola United in Semi Final 2, the U/17’s will play Tocumwal in Semi Final 1 and the U/14’s will play Tocumwal in Semi Final 2.
Rovers Netball Results
A Grade won 62 to 53
C Grade lost 39 to 27
C Reserve won 24 to 22
U/15’s won 27 to 20
U/13’s lost 25 to 11
A Grade will play Tocumwal next week, C Reserve will take on Blighty and the U/15’s will take on Tocumwal.
Unfortunately C Grade’s and U/13’s losses today means that their seasons are over but they should be proud of the knowledge they were finalists and gave it their all.
Sports Talk will be back on Thursday.
August 19 2017
Todd Marshall may of had to wait until Round 22 to play his first regular season game for Port Adelaide in the AFL but he didn’t have to wait long to celebrate playing in his first win as the Power today defeated the Bulldogs 14.12 – 96 to 11.13 – 79.
Todd had five kicks and five handballs in the match whilst taking three 3 marks and laid four tackles to play his part in the win that keeps Port Adelaide in a good position for finals.
It remains to be seen if he will be selected in Round 23 but the fact Port waited until Round 22 to pick him with ladder positions still uncertain shows the confidence the club has in their high draft pick and the fact he had ten possessions, three marks and four handballs and no free kicks against could work in his favour.
A popular Deniliquin Football team is reportedly planning to pack up their things and leave town in 2019.
Sources around town indicate that the team is looking to go to the pristine pastures of Warragoon.
But where on Earth is Warragoon? Warragoon is 14km South West of Blighty and has a population of around 302 people and a lot more Cows and Sheep.
So why are they moving in 2019? It is because there is currently not much out there in Warragoon apart from some nice farms and a few shops and so the departing team will have to get to work making a nice, green and smooth Oval and some nice Netball Courts plus all the amenities needed for a club to exist and thrive at.
The team on the move is expected to keep their nickname though sources have said that there are suggestions for the team to be nicknamed the Mokangers, the Goons or the Uppers with all three nicknames based on the names of roads around the small area.
The club could also be called names like the Warragoon Sheep, the Warragoon Shearers or the Warragoon Cows and below are how the names may look like in the Rovers and Rams colours.
We wish the departing team all the success in the world and thank them for their decades of sporting memories.
Relax Rams and Rovers fans there is no need to panic because this is an April Fools Day edition from Deniliquin News Service and nobody is going anywhere, see you next year.
The Deniliquin Rovers preparations for the 2016 season have taken a slight detour with the club unable to play it’s practice matches against Cohuna in Murrabit due to excessive heat.
Temperatures in Northern Victoria and Southern New South Wales are in the high 30’s to low 40’s making it unsafe for players, officials and spectators who would of been out in the heat today.
Outdoor matches and training sessions may have to be played in the hours immediately after sunrise or in twilight conditions with temperatures expected to be no less than 21 degrees at the start of the day and no higher than 41 degrees until next Friday at the latest.
DNS will continue to report on the situation as it comes to hand.
Deniliquin Rovers have had their lineups finalized for their A, B, C and C Reserve Grades Netball teams as well as all their juniors teams.
The Rovers sadly had no room for many more eager and talented Netballers who were hoping for spots in the teams, DNS hopes that those who did not find a place in the teams continue to practice and/or participate in any form of the game from social matches to mid-week competitions and try again next season.
The Rovers hit the road and travel Interstate to Murrabit, Victoria this weekend to play Cohuna in practice matches.
A Grade, B Grade, C Grade and the C Reserve Grade team as well as the U/13, U/15 and U/17’s will be in action against their Cohuna counterparts throughout the day.
The town of Murrabit is around 90 kilometres as the crow flies to the west of Deniliquin, the town has a population of around 330 people and is known for it’s popular market that attracts visitors from near and far.
The town of Cohuna is also located in Victoria and is around 74 kilometres as the crow flies to the south west of Deniliquin and has a population of around 2,300 people, their Football and Netball Club is nicknamed the Kangas and was established at the end of the 1996 season following a merger between the Cohuna and Union Football Clubs.
DNS will update readers on the results of the game as soon as it comes to hand.