Roos get motivated too late
Nanango downs Monto
MONTO Roos won the second half of their game against Nanango Stags 16-12.
However, as they lost the first half 28-0, this was not enough to make a comeback, bringing the final score to 40-16 in Nanango’s favour.
Monto coach Mathew Dahtler said deciding to simplify their game plan was majoring in how the team was playing.
“We started defending better, and our attack was a lot simpler,” he said. “Handling errors and poor defence allowed Nanango to score too many goals to start with.”
Dahtler said the loss was disappointing following the team’s high performance the week prior.
“If we play how we played towards the end consistently, we’ll be bringing in more wins,” he said.
“Every player played strong and weak in patches throughout.
“Making a come back would have been hard, but doable.” Nanango coach Gavin Ford congratulated the Monto team on their strong finish.
“They could have thrown their hands in the air and just given up,” he said.
“At the finish, they played a sensational game, and had stronger tactics and played smart.”
“It was a big job to comeback from the halftime.”
Ford attributed his team’s win to playing sensible. “We took it down the middle, and then spread wide, and used the backline,” Ford said.
Monto will take on Eidsvold at the Monto Combined Sportsgrounds on Friday, for a 7.30 kick-off.
Grant Kenealy of Monto Roos is in control.
Players have their eyes on the ball.
LEFT: Lorrie Lee gives an impressive acrobatic performance.
ABOVE: Tyson Mitchell is in perfect position.
Line of Roos unite to catch this stag.
Grant Kenealy is on his own in this one.
RIGHT: Monto Roos utilise teamwork.
A bit of shirt pulling doesn’t break Cory Greenaway’s mojo.
A symmetrical tackle.