Spirited Rovers fall to Dynamos
ROVERS gathered in Bunbury to play against Dynamos in a bottom of the ladder face-off and came away with a 3-2 loss.
From the first kick-off, they looked to be the better side, demonstrating confidence and moving the ball between players into attacking space.
The first goal went to the Rovers after a corner kick found the head of Tack Burns, whose header played onto Brodie Miller.
Miller then headed the ball blindly backwards over the Dynamos keeper and into the net. The second Rovers goal came through a penalty, when Tack Burns wasted no time in converting, securing the lead before halftime.
Rovers’ reduced numbers always meant that as the game wore on and Dynamos leveraged their bench, the fight got harder and harder.
The odds against the Rovers took further multiple turns for the worse.
The first of these was an unfortunate judicial error when the referee made a poor call, giving a red card to Isiah Conopo for shoving, when he was actually the victim not perpetrator.
This left the Dynamos culprit having not only avoided any punishment but also having further reduced the Rovers players to nine on the pitch against their full side.
Rovers fought on and were still holding the Dynamos well, when an unfortunate injury during a contested tackle saw right defenceman Ashley Maloney removed with an injured ankle.
After these two vital losses, the Rovers were left facing a nearly impossible task to defend the lead until the clock played out.
Despite the disappointment, the Rovers felt every player on the pitch could hold their heads high.
Troy Reid tries to wrestle the ball away from a Dynamos player.
Tack Burns looks to get a header off the ball.