Roos get jump on Ea­gles in see-saw­ing af­fair

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

EIDSVOLD Ea­gles and Monto Roos fought a close con­test for the Pi­o­neer Shield with a 34-26 win to the Roos.

The vis­i­tors brought vo­cal fans to the Eidsvold grounds and there was plenty to cheer about in the first half.

Both Bryce Ra­m­age and Mick Tye crossed for un­con­verted tries be­fore the Ea­gles put their mark on the score­board.

Four min­utes be­fore half-time, Stan­ley Bligh crossed to open the Ea­gles’ ac­count and Dy­lan Dodd added the ex­tras.

Be­fore the hooter sounded, Roos added an­other six points thanks to a TonyWil­son try which was con­verted by Shane Carter, mak­ing the score 14-6.

Ea­gles didn’t waste any time in the sec­ond half with both Liam Law and Devin Bee­z­ley sprint­ing over for tries.

Bligh’s first con­ver­sion was suc­cess­ful and the two touch judges raised their flags to show the sec­ond one was too but the ref­eree waved the ball wide.

The an­nouncer asked for clar­i­fi­ca­tion but Eidsvold was ahead for the first time.

Con­verted tries to Monto’s Cal­lum Miller and Eidsvold’s Damian Jenk­ins meant Eidsvold re­gained their two-point lead with 20 min­utes of play re­main­ing.

When Blake Popp scored, the Roos took the lead again and held it for the re­main­der of the game.

An­other con­ver­sion at­tempt, this time by Carter, was called wide de­spite the touch judges sig­nalling the ball had gone be­tween the posts.

Law crossed for his sec­ond try of the game and Monto’s Luke Harm also scored a try.

It was still any­one’s game with two min­utes of play re­main­ing and Monto lead­ing 28-26.

Carter put the de­ci­sion be­yond doubt when he con­verted his own late try.

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