Rovers knock Redeyes out

Southern Riverina news - - SPORT -

The Deni Rovers se­cured a third straight Pi­cola League A grade grand final ap­pear­ance against Tocumwal, af­ter an em­phatic 21-goal win over Blighty in Ber­ri­gan on Satur­day.

The Roos started off strong in the pre­lim­i­nary final and never looked back, lead­ing 19 to 10 at quar­ter time.

Rovers shoot­ers Lucy Howard and Chrissy Hurst rarely missed while their team­mates Sarah Pur­till and Keara Nor­ris’ de­liv­ery into the ring and speed in the mid­court made it even eas­ier for the goalies.

Pow­er­house de­fence by Nat Hen­thorn, Bree Collins and Jackie Thorpe saw the Rovers able to con­trol Blighty’s shoot­ers through­out the con­test.

The Redeyes were best served by mid­courters Demi Blake and So­phie Lostroh, while the ever con­sis­tent Rhi­an­non Maxwell was a strong per­former in goal at­tack.

Blighty had a tremen­dous sea­son, fin­ish­ing third on the lad­der with 12 wins and four losses.

Final score, Deni Rovers 65 to Blighty 44.

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