Coming off a big win the week before, the Roos were excited to take on Gidge in another home match. It was a game Gidge had to win to keep their finals hopes alive but more importantly a must win for the Roos to hold top position. The coach nearly had a whole squad to pick from this week with the only changes being Matthew “Hamps” and Tristan sitting this one out allowing Kizza to return as well as Nick, now that he had finished his lover’s duties.
Although the sun was out, the wind was blowing hard which we knew was going to make it an interesting game. This week’s pre-warmup joke was tasked to Elf and surprisingly given his speech giving abilities, pulled it off quite well.
Once the game got underway the Roos struggled to be confident with their hands causing fumbles left, right and centre, allowing Gidge to kick the first. Jesse managed to keep hold of the ball and create some good opportunities for Austin and Jake to kick the two for the quarter. It wasn’t a great start for the Roos as Gidge managed to add another, the quarter finishing with Roos trailing by 2 points.
The second quarter was much the same as the first, but the Roos did manage to sneak in a couple goals to Gidge’s one, 8 points the difference at the main break in a low scoring affair.
The second half was the Roos time to shine. It all started in the midfield as Matthew “Knuckles”, Luke and Jake all linking up and producing some great footy to watch. Although there was never the fine polish of skills they managed to work the ball forward and allowed Austin to kick multiple for the quarter, one of which was a cheeky soccer assist from Andy “Big Boy 32”. The impressive work didn’t stop there as Dave “Rhino” took a courageous mark on the wind narrowly missing a knee to the side of the head and Kizza running straight lines to send the ball out of the backline.
As the last term started the Roos continued to keep the pressure on Gidge as the back men helped to keep them scoreless for the quarter and the forwards added another 5 goals to their total finishing the game with a 69-point win.
Mundaring Celebrations Best on Ground: Austin “Oz” Thomas for his 8 delicious goals.
Mahogany Inn’s Second Best: Matthew “Knuckles” O’Keefe for his dominance in the ruck and around the ground.
Brookwood Realty Third Best: Luke “Silky” Nicol never in doubt when Silky has the ball. A1Caravans Fourth Best: Dave “Stumpy One Nut” Ryan with some great run and courageous marks. Mr Magics Fifth Best: Jesse “Fang” Ball for showing great skills from the get go, The Peep Show: Andrew “Tonka” De Abreu. Good to see the confidence back up and mullet following close behind.
With a bye last week, it was great to see everyone up and about supporting the Roos at our annual Quiz Night, a huge effort by all who helped and ensured the night was a success, raising much needed funds for the club. A big shout out to Red who was in great form during the auction, Pep for some class question reading and all the boys who took advantage of the night to hit it hard, who knew that Area 51 could perform so well.
Carn the Roos!!!