This week was a big challenge for the Roos, after coming off a poor performance the week before they had a lot to make up and even more to prove. Taking on the Mt Helena Lions at home was going to be a big task but the boys had trained well all week and were ready for the challenge.
There were a couple changes to the side this week with Captain Jake and ‘Big Boy 32’ Andy coming out through injury and ‘Daddy’ Dave Ryan sitting this one out due to a concussion from last week. These boys were replaced with Jesse, Lachlan, Greggo and the big return from Dylan ‘Junior’ Larsen.
The conditions were great, the crowd was settled in and the first siren sounded. It was a tight start to the game with both teams kicking a point each, but the Roos managed to break away with the first major for the day. Throughout the first quarter the Roos continued to make good decisions and were able to score on the opportunities they had. Keeping the Lions goalless for the quarter the Roos were up by 16.
At the start of the second the Roos did not seem to be slowing down any time soon as they continued the pressure in the backline with Marty keeping a handle on Holly with a bit of help from Chook. As the ball entered the forward line Tyson, Hawk and DJ helped convert it to the scoreboard. At the end of the first half the Roos were still ahead by three goals and were up and about.
After the main break the Roos had a slow start, allowing the Lions to add a couple to their tally. Although the back line worked hard all quarter the Lions manage to creep their way in front are were up by two points at three quarter time.
The last quarter was a hard slog with a few boys coming to the bench with injuries, including Andrew ‘Tonka’ and Nick. The boys fought all quarter but didn’t quite have enough in the tank to hold of the Lions as the final siren sounds the scores lay Roos 10.9-69 to Lions 12.11-83.
Mundaring Celebrations Best on Ground: Andrew ‘Tonka’ De Abreu for his work around the ground and having the best mullet.
Mahogany Inn’s 2ndBest: Dylan ‘Chook’ O’Loghlen for great work down back and having the second-best mullet.
Brookwood Reality 3rdBest: Tyson “Hammer” Hamling for another great game in the forward line.
A1Caravans 4thBest: Marshal ‘Marty’ Hearne for a great job on Holly all day.
Mr Magic 5thBest: Jesse ‘Fang’ Ball for a bit of class around the ground.
The Peep Show: James ‘Bevo’ Beavington, we’re going to miss you big boy.
Thank you all who came down and supported the Roos on Sunday for the Brendon Memorial match. It was good to see some old faces and play some good footy. All the best for Bevo and Polly who will be starting a new chapter in their lives as they move to Scotland (hopefully not for ever) and a farewell to Alex ‘Milney’ as he jet sets off to London on an adventure to become a Man!!
Carn the Roos!!!