Al­bury too pow­er­full for Roos

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Al­bury Tigers flexed their mus­cles in a pow­er­ful dis­play against a brave but very, very young Roos out­fit on Satur­day.

Reg­u­lars Sam Keat­ing and the Kusen broth­ers were added to the un­avail­abil­ity list for this game and when young gun Jed Grif­fin and the ex­pe­ri­enced Kade Kuschert were un­able to see the game out, the Tigers hit top gear late in the sec­ond quar­ter in an awe­some dis­play.

The Roos opened the game in a very com­pet­i­tive mode with great pres­sure around the ball with no­table pres­ence from the likes of Hayden Fil­liponi, Jack Schilg and Ryan Clo­hessy.

Jim Law­ton with two goals and Will Robin­son one, the Roos only goal scor­ers de­spite a num­ber of early op­por­tu­ni­ties.

First gamer Nick Ker­shaw set­ting up Law­ton for one of his ma­jors.

How­ever, as the game pro­gressed it was the slicker ball move­ment of the ath­letic Tigers mid­field that gave Roos de­fend­ers lit­tle chance of in­ter­cept­ing pin­point pass­ing to their key for­wards.

When left to one-on-one ae­rial con­tests with the Tigers key for­ward, Joe Hansen won more than his fair share of the bat­tles while Brent Rose, moved to an un­cus­tom­ary role down back, thwarted many of the op­po­si­tion’s for­ward thrusts.

Both these de­fend­ers played solid games de­spite the con­tin­ued for­ward en­tries by the Tigers. Fletcher Ste­wart con­tin­ues to de­velop at se­nior level and was recog­nised for his per­for­mance with the Club 2 Award, while Sam Har­vey was prob­a­bly the Roos most con­sis­tent per­former over the four quar­ters.

The half time score line did not truly re­flect the even­ness of the con­test, but from late in the sec­ond quar­ter the Al­bury Tigers were clearly the very dom­i­nant team.

On a brighter note, a num­ber of key play­ers are ex­pected to re­turn this week when the Roos take on ninth placed Wan­garatta Rovers at home.

This is a must-see game for all sup­port­ers with the Roos hav­ing a gen­uine op­por­tu­nity to notch up a long-awaited win.

Ev­ery­one around the club have noth­ing but praise for the play­ers that have stuck with the club through these chal­leng­ing times and they de­serve all the sup­port they can muster.

Fi­nal Scores: Corowa-Ruther­glen 3.4.22 de­feated by Al­bury 40.22.262. Goals: J. Law­ton (2), W. Robin­son (1) Awards: H. Fil­liponi (Club 1), F. Ste­wart (Club 2), B. Rose (Club 3), J. Hansen (Lazy Sams), W. Robin­son (Brunch & Lunch), S. Har­vey (Cho­co­late Fac­tory).

Roos News

There’s plenty hap­pen­ing around the club in the com­ing month.

Put these dates in your di­ary: This Satur­day, July 1: Black Tie Ball at the Corowa Golf Club.

Tick­ets avail­able from Ori­gin Cloth­ing or the club. Adults $60, U18 $45. Sun­day, July 9: Boat and car raf­fle, with the fan­tas­tic first prize val­ued at al­most $14,000.

Price of a ticket also in­cludes food and bev­er­ages and a chance to win a pizza oven and top qual­ity fish­ing gear. Sun­day, July 16: Past Play­ers and As­so­ciates get-to­gether and golf day start­ing 11am at the Corowa Golf Club.

Ev­ery­one is in­vited to join in, golfers and spec­ta­tors, for a fun day. If you wish to play con­tact Phil Godde. Vol­un­teer of the Week: A big thankyou to this week’s vol­un­teer of the week, Ruth King, who al­ways puts her hand up to help with net­ball du­ties, es­pe­cially in the score­sheet de­part­ment.

Un­der 18

Top of the lad­der Al­bury put on a good dis­play of foot­ball.

While Corowa did not match them in height or speed they still fought hard as a team.

Tyler Spencer was a wel­come re­turn from in­jury.

His hard work re­sulted in a goal in the last quar­ter.

Tay­lor Baker, Jimmy Han­ra­han and Daniel Mur­phy ap­plied tackles and pres­sure.

Kieran Mair, Jesse O’Donoghue, John Sch­nelle, Alex Dono­van, Mac MacFar­land, Cameron Dut­ton, An­drew Cor­ri­gan, Josh Bartlett gave as­sis­tance all over the ground.

Un­der 16 Luke Back­house kicked a good goal in the first quar­ter and Jor­dan Ey­ers and Blake Spencer were fearless. Thanks to the Al­bury play­ers who fill in. When we play Al­bury Wayne Daly do­nates $50 award which the foot­ball club would like to thank him for.

The re­cip­i­ents were $30 Tyler Spencer and $20 Tay­lor Baker.

Awards: Ricky D’s - Tyler Spencer; Guy Street Store - Tay­lor Baker; Sport­spower - Jimmy Han­ra­han; Ladies Com­mit­tee - Daniel Mur­phy; Coaches Award - Luke Back­house.

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