Roos Wrap Round 16

Before we get to the weekends results the Mundaring Football Club would like to offer its condolences and support to Tristan Vance, the Parkerville Football Club and anyone else affected by the loss of a fellow hills football player last weekend.

After a tough game against Mt Helena last Sunday which didn’t end with the result the Roos were after, the boys were ready to take on the top of the ladder, Pickering Brook Hawks. It was a tough week on the training track with the tackle bags making an appearance, also accompanied with the well-loved “Square”. Once again there were a few changes to the side this week, the outs being Nick, Beavo, Tristan and Greggo, the in’s being well needed with two special mentions, Michael ‘BC’ Garfield and Callum Hearne, coming in for the first time this year with only a day’ notice. Joining them was Dave ‘Sleepy’ Ryan and Captain Jake.

Perfect conditions again this week meant that we were expected to have a clean skilful game. As the first siren sounded the Roos started strong with the midfield clearing the ball out to the forwards. With captain Jake down forward, this week it created some more options which paid off with a five-goal quarter. The backline worked just as hard leaving the Hawks goalless, the Roos with a 30-point advantage at the first break.

Throughout the second quarter the Roos kept the foot on the pedal with special mentions to the midfield who were not going to get beaten this week. Down forward Rhys, Braeden and Luke added to the tally with some specky goals which allowed the Roos to finish the second quarter with a 6-goal lead.

The Roos were feeling good at half time but knew that the Hawks were not a team that would just roll over and as the third term started the Hawks laid on two very quick goals which caught the Roos off guard. The backline defended off a possible third which gave the Roos the inspiration they needed. Daniel ‘DJ’ Thomas continued to mark well through the quarter and take the game on, but one of the most magical moments was a cracking goal from Andy ‘Tonka’ De Abreu, with mullet flowing cut through the pack to kick truly!

Once the fourth quarter got away it was clear the Roos would continue to play strong footy until the final siren. With the final score of Roos, 13.14-93 to Hawks, 7.9-51 the Roos new they played well, and it brought back the confidence they needed.

Mundaring Celebrations Best on Ground: Daniel ‘DJ’ Thomas. Well done mate, it’s great to see you playing some awesome footy.

Mahogany Inn 2nd Best: Matthew ‘Knuckles’ O’Keefe, the dominant big man on the ground.

Brookwood Reality 3rd Best: Braeden ‘Gaz’ Hilbert, back to the form with a lazy two.

The No Name 4th Best: Dylan ‘Chook’ O’loghlen, a rock across half back.

Mr Magic 5th Best: Lindsey ‘Spell My Name’ Vitler, only one free kick this week.

The Peep Show: Luke ‘Silky’ Nichol, great four quarter effort and a sneaky snagger!

Well done to the boys for a great win and getting back to the Roos footy they play.

Lastly congratulations to Matthew ‘Elf’ Elkington for playing his 150th game this weekend when the boys take on Swan View for their last game for the home and away season. Elf has been a major part in the development of the Mundaring Football club over the past 10 years and has played a big part in getting the club to where it is today.