Roos get mo­ti­vated too late

Nanango downs Monto

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHO­TOS: AN­NIE PERETS

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.

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