Teams in top spots
The Mt Albert Lions and Pt Chevalier Pirates are sitting at first and second place respectively on rugby league’s Appliance Shed Fox Memorial Shield table after round 13 of the competition.
The Roope Rooster clash was always going to be one of the titans of the round and the fact that the weather left the grounds a little soggy was to be the telling of both sides.
This game was definitely not one to disappoint with a halftime score of 12–10 to Mt Albert not enough to hold on to the Roope with 40 minutes remaining.
The battle continued and the Pirates did not lay down with their try scorers coming from Gary Fuimaono, Ian Hayes, Gary Saifoloi, Arden McCarthy, Patrick Sipley and Jonathan Carl conversions. But in the end Mt Albert took the win and retain the Konica Minolta Roope Rooster for another round.