Roos up to the challenge
THE Monto Roos are the defending premiers but the Theodore Roosters were out to challenge the 2012 title holders when they visited Monto.
Both sides were playing a competitive game but early dominance from the hosts resulted in a try to Luke Harm with Shane Carter adding the extras.
The visitors knuckled down and nearly scored an intercept try but still pushed Monto back into their half.
In a see-sawing battle for territory, Theodore struck back with a try to Josh Saltner but was unable to convert. However, a penalty kick to the Roosters’ Shane Hooper levelled the score at six-all.
Monto and Theodore were now locked in a determined struggle until Daniel Nancarrow scored two quick four pointers converted by Shane Carter to close the second half at 18-6 in favour of Monto.
The second kicked off with Monto full of confidence to extend their lead. Caden Miller, Damien Wilson and Mick Tye all crossed the line to put the Roos ahead 30-6.
Despite the lead increasing, Theodore never gave up with Ritett Allen scoring a try 15 minutes from fulltime to bring a more respectable scoreline of 30-10 in a hard but clean battle.
The final score in a thrilling game of rugby league was Monto 30 Theodore 10.
During game day, $852was raised to help send Roos player Callum Miller to the US to compete for the Australian Under 21 Saddle Bronc Bull Ride team.
MULTI-TALENTED: Monto Roos Club President Scott Pattie congratulates Callum Miller, who has been selected in the Australian under 21 Saddle Bronc Bull Ride team.
Monto's Laurie Lee can't get past Theodore's defence.
Callum Miller scores a try for Monto against Theodore.