Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Multiple milestones, and a win to boot
Ten Deniliquin Rovers thirds players were celebrated for their dedication to the club and to football when the Roos travelled to take on Rennie on Saturday.
The day marked 150 club games for Raymond Murphy, 100 of them with the juniors.
Also wracking up 100 junior games on Saturday were Haydn Mowatt, Lachie Hillier, Brock Redden and Tom Blake.
With 50 games under their belt after Saturday are Eddie Dudley, Dom Read, Alvin Cooper, Will Martin and Cameron Wills.
The thirds had extra reason to celebrate when they delivered a convincing win on their opponent’s home ground.
Final score: Rovers 22.19 (151— def Rennie 1.1 (7).
The win secures the Rovers at the top of the ladder heading in to finals, which are yet to be officially scheduled due to the NSW lockdown being extended.
Best players: Tom Blake, Ray Murphy, Alvin Cooper, Josh Wawrzycki, Tyson Willis and Brock Redden
Goal kickers: Tom Blake 8, Ray Murphy 5, Jay McCully 2, Brody Flight 2, Liam East, Brodie Elphick, Josh Wawrzycki, Tom Banks and Tyson Willis.
Awards this week were cash, donated by BLT Fabrication and parents: BLT Fabrication $40 – Ray Murphy; $20 – Tom Blake, Alvin Cooper, Josh Wawrzycki, Tyson Willis and Brock Redden.
The Deniliquin Rovers fourths also had a convincing win in their last round of the Picola and District League home and away season on Saturday.
Final score: Rovers 9.17 (71) to Rennie 2.2 (14).
The young Roos look strong going into finals, sitting second on
the ladder and looking forward to the finals draw.
Austin Armytage, Jerrah Caruso and Baxter Cowley continue to work hard and get the ball down the ground, while the backline was covered by Shaleah Cooper and Ethan Connolly.
Alex Harvey is a player who can be moved where needed, with the strength to get through the play and keep the ball moving.
Alex kicked four goals for the game and is leading the Rovers’ goal kicking with 35.
Jerrah Caruso, Austin Armytage and Baxter Cowley are all sitting equal second with 24 goals each.
Unfortunately, one of the fourths’ captains, Jordan Stafford, is out for the remainder of the season with an injury which is really disappointing for Jordy and the team.
Best players: Austin Armytage, Jerrah Caruso, Baxter Cowley, Shaleah Cooper, Alex Harvey and Ethan Connolly.
Goal kickers: Alex Harvey 4, Jerrah Caruso 3, Baxter Cowley 2, Austin Armytage 1.
Awards: Design & Build $10 – Austin Armytage; Red Rose Diner $10 – Ethan Connolly; Central IGA $10 – Shaleah Cooper; McDonald’s – Spencer Cowley, Logan Elphick
and Bentley Hardman; Subway – Alex Harvey, Jerrah Caruso and Luke Holloway; $5 cash – Tom Wallace.
The Deniliquin Rams Under 12 development team members were set to showcase their skills in a match at Hardinge St oval on Saturday, but were unable to take to the field because of the snap NSW lockdown put in place from 5pm that day.