The Roos had a great win over top team Pickering Brook last week and were ready to back it up in their last game for the home and away season taking on Swan View at Brown Park. Although the games result wouldn’t change the seatings on the ladder it was still a game the Roos needed to win just before finals. Multiple changes to this week’s team with Jesse, Tyson, BC, Callum, Lindsey and Dave all sitting out, which allowed Tristan, Greggo, Nick, Andy, Cam and Brock to pull the boots on for a kick. It was near perfect conditions this week as Elf led the team out on the ground for his 150th game and gave the boys the pre-game rev up.
As the first quarter got underway the Roos didn’t seem to have the same attack on the ball as last week and managed to lose the first goal to Swan View. Throughout the quarter the boys were ahead in clearances and hit outs but couldn’t quite convert to the score board as they finished the first quart up by nine points. Unfortunately, the second quarter was not the Roos finest quarter of footy. Most players were being beaten due to the lack of hunger and desire for the ball. Although Keefie and Tristan managed to kick a couple the Roos dropped their lead and trailed by 4 points at half time.
After a well needed spray from Ad’s at half time the Roos came back out with good intentions but didn’t manage to respond to the blasting until 10 minutes into the quarter. For the rest of the quarter they started to create good options and run with the ball but still couldn’t hit a target to save their lives. Back man Marty managed to inspire some players by running through some packs and DJ once again taking some well needed marks. At the end of the third the Roos managed to sneak back into the lead by 6 points.
During the fourth court the Roos finally started working as a team and realised that if they ran together, they played better which made things a little easier and the coach less angry. The backline locked down Swan View to keep them scoreless for the quarter meanwhile Lachlan, Hawk and Keefie piled on a few goals to help extend the lead to 21 points. Final scores being Roos 10.7-67 to Swan View 7.4-46. It wasn’t a pretty win but a win nevertheless as the boys now turn their attention to finals.
Mundaring Celebrations Best on Ground: Matthew ‘Keefie’ O’Keefe for a great day all over the ground and a couple snags.
Mahogany Inn Second Best: Marshal ‘Marty’ Hearne, some great straight line footy.
Brookwood Realty Third Best: Tristan ‘Hawk’ Vance finishing the day with three goals
Club Award (Fourth Best): Nick ‘Mr Lover Lover’ Cayley, impressive work down back and through the middle.
Mr Magic Fifth Best: Lachlan ‘Kylie’ Nicol great forward line pressure and a sneaky three goals.
The Peep Show: Matthew ‘Elf’ Elkington. Great 150th game and awesome work around the club.
A big effort by all to get to this weeks Second Semi Final against Pickers, in what will be a huge test for the Roos, it’s the business end now boys nothing but our best will do!
Carn the Roos!!!