Coming off a bye and a successful Quiz Night the Roos travelled to Bullsbrook to take on the Saints in near perfect conditions. As we reach the pointy end of the seasons it was important the Roos continued their momentum through to the finals. A strong team was selected for Sunday’s hit out, including Braedon ‘Gaz’, Tristan and Hamps making their way back into the side allowing Cam and Dev to have a rest with Oz recovering after surgery.
It was a later start this week with both teams waiting on the ball to be pumped up. It was a rocky start to the game with some jittery hands and feet creating turnovers. Once settled the Roos found their feet, sending the ball into the forward line where ‘Hawk’ had no dramas kicking straight. With 5 goals to 1, the Roos were out to a handy lead at the first break.
At the start of the second the Roos continued to stretch their lead with the help of Matthew ‘Knuckles’ O’Keefe in the ruck and Rory around the ground. Main goal scorer Hawk continued to lead well and kick straight, also joining him on the scoreboard was Captain Jake, Tyson and Rhys ‘Peps’. The backline worked just as hard keeping the Saints at hand and working the ball out of danger. At the end of the first half the scores were Roos 9.10-64 to Saints 2.1-13.
After the main break it was a quick start with Luke ‘Silky’ Nicol receiving a clean tap from the centre sending a lace out pass to Hawk. After that short glimpse of skill and polish the Roos dropped off and hitting a target seemed to be optional. As an attempt to spark some magic, Marty’s dream finally came true as he was sent to the forward line to help create some more options before the end of the third.
In the last term Marty and Tyson helped with a couple goals but unfortunately the Roos never really had the polish they were after allowing the Saints to match them in a four-goal quarter, finishing with a 67-point win.
Mundaring Celebrations Best on Ground: Tristan ‘Hawk’ Vance with a great 9 goal game and an even better speech.
Mahogany Inn’s Second Best: Jake ‘Davo’ Davis good to see him back in form and finding a lot of it.
Brookwoods Reality Third Best: Nick “Studly” Cayley, for his run of halfback.
A1Caravans Fourth Best: Daniel ‘DJ’ Thomas, for some great marks, tackles and efforts on the wing.
Mr Magic’s Fifth Best: Rory “I can’t kick straight” Stewart, got a tonne of it just couldn’t quite execute.
The Peep Show: Jesse “Fang” Ball dancing in and out of trouble all day!
Thank you all that travelled to support the Roos, special mention to Micko for his fine work running boundary, Milney quality goal umpiring and Graham running water whilst avoiding the Freo game.
Just a reminder to all supporters the Roos will be holding a Memorial Match for Brendyn ‘Brendo’ Johnston on Sunday 11th August. We would like to invite all past players and supporters to come down and watch the Roos take on Mounties.
Carn the Roos!!!