A wet and windy day against the Hawks in a game where we needed to win to stay in second spot. Several changes to the team who beat Mounties, Callum, Waggs, Jack, Nick, Rhys and Beavo in for Tyson, Greggo, Dev, Stew, Myles and Marty.
The Boys were keen to make amends for the loss earlier in the year and started well kicking the first through Jakey. We had a lot of the ball in our forward half and goals to Callum and a Austin special from an impossible angle soon followed, 3 goals up at the first change.
Pickers bounced back early in the second as they found their feet in the wet. Kizza, Jake Jesse and Gaz were all winning a ton of the footy however we couldn’t capitalise, a free kick turned over in our goal square late summed up the quarter, only 8 points up at the half.
Nick, Callum and LG were all playing one touch footy and on a day where goals were like gold Jarrad kicked a Cracker of a Banana from the boundary. Jesse quickly followed up with the only other goal of the quarter and we had a handy 4 goal lead in a low scoring affair at the last change.
Pickers threw everything at us at the start of the last and quickly kicked four to erase the deficit. We needed a spark, enter Callum driving the ball long with Jesse on the end of it kicking his second for the day. Pickers wouldn’t lie down and quickly responded, Waggs was then on the end of some excellent work from Rhys to give us some breathing space and when DJ marked and goaled late in the game we were home by 14 points in a tough game of footy.
Aussie and Jesse 2, Callum, DJ, Jarrad, Jake and Waggs 1 each, our goal scorers on the day. Jake our best closely followed by Jesse and Gaz with Callum and Nick rounding out the top 5, LG picking up the Peep Show award for his good work down back.
A great night last Saturday as we held our annual Quiz night at the Hub, awesome support from a heap of people ensured it was an outstanding success. Lots of great prizes donated, Della’s Veggie packs a standout with a Bet Thomas original going for a bomb at auction, Wayne picked up the much talked about tool box and Jess’s table took out the quiz!
Another big challenge this weekend as we take on the undefeated Cougars. More changes with Bali and work taking priority, however another opportunity for the young Roos to continue to improve and build towards the finals, a four-quarter effort required in what is sure to be a tough contest.
Carn the Roos!