Albury too powerfull for Roos
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).
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.
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.