Another massive week for the Roos, a top of the table clash with the Hawks, slippery conditions on their own dung hill wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. Trailing the Hawks by a game and percentage, it was a must win for the Roos if we hoped to remain in the hunt for top spot.
It wasn’t looking to good on Thursday night when we were short a few players, Peps, Jesse and Maitland out, meant we were trying to call in a few ex-players to fill positions to no avail. With some classic “Adz encouragement”, Andy “Tonka” De Abreu, and Kizza put their names on the board, despite carrying injuries. Last but not lease the inclusion of Greggo helped get the numbers up, luckily Greggo and Beavo rocked up and we ran out with a full side!
With the supporters sitting on the hill eating cheese and drinking wine the game got underway. A big start from the Roos set the scene early with captain Jakey copping one high and then kicking the first of the game. The conditions made it hard for clean skills, the ball slipping through hands creating some unwanted turnovers. The backline was winning their one on ones, Austin and Musto capitalised adding goals, the Roos a goal up at the first change.
Knowing the Hawks would come out hard in the second quarter the Roos had to lock down and dig deep. The boys were working hard but the intensity for the ball dropped allowing the Hawks to break away with a three-goal quarter, the Roos on the back foot, the Hawks seven points up at the main change.
After a half time shower the third quarter got underway with both team going hard for the ball and scrapping it out. Chook, Marty and the backline were working their butts off, running straight lines keeping the boys in the game. The Roos only goal for the quarter was brought to you by “Knuckles” O’Keefe and with only a goal each it was a five-point margin at the end of the third.
The nail biting fourth quarter started, and it looked like it was going to be the same as the third. It was tit for tat in the contests for the first 10 minutes which meant it would be anybody’s game but with some explosive power from Nighthawk the tides turned. Aussie after missing one running into an open goal, made amends with two beautiful snaggers, Tyson Jake and Musto adding to the goal scoring a five goal quarter cementing a handy four goal win for the Roos.
Mundaring Celebrations Best On went to Dylan “Chook” O’Loghlen for his four-quarter effort in the backline, the mullet down and dirty in a great game.
Mahogany Inn Second Best was awarded to Marshal “Marty” Hearne for another solid game down back.
Brookwood Realty Third Best went to Tristan “Nighthawk” Vance, the catalyst for our second half revival and fourth quart blitz.
A1 Caravans Fourth Best was Lindsey “Lids” Vitler, for his defensive efforts in the contest.
Mr Magic’s Fifth Best went to Austin “Oz” Thomas for his 4-goal game and classy finishing,
The Peep Show Award went to James “Thanks for showing up” Beavington!
Thanks to the supporters who braved the cold, wet weather for the second week in a row. Don’t forget the QUIZ NIGHT on the 20th of July, Book a table through the Mundaring Football Club Facebook page or see Crystal at the game.
Carn the Roos!!!