Raiders con­trol se­nior Roos

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) CLASSIES -

With a straight kick­ing eight goal to three first quar­ter, the Raiders went on to outscore the Roos in ev­ery quar­ter who were un­able to get the run­ning game go­ing they dis­played the pre­vi­ous week against the Wan­garatta Rovers.

Com­ing off a sat­is­fy­ing win against Rovers, the Roos en­tered their con­test against the third placed Raiders with a cer­tain de­gree of con­fi­dence of caus­ing an up­set.

The Roos were bol­stered by the welcome re­turn of Jamie Sey­mour but, with the late with­drawals of key de­fender Jor­dan Lavis and ruck­man Reece An­drews, the lineup was com­pro­mised.

Although the Raiders had win­ners all over the ground, Joe Hansen and Cody Parker con­tin­ued their good form and were the main in­sti­ga­tors in set­ting up for­ays into at­tack. Tyler Spencer put in a coura­geous per­for­mance while Jack Schilg, Jed Grif­fin and Hay­den Fil­liponi bat­tled hard for the blue and white. James Tan­ner again showed he has what it takes at se­nior level and is a player of the fu­ture.

The Roos had nu­mer­ous chances to add to their goal tally in the last quar­ter, but were un­able to con­vert some rel­a­tively easy shots. A dis­ap­point­ing day for the Roos, but as with any de­vel­op­ing young list, in­con­sis­tency can be ex­pected.

The Wodonga Raiders took charge of the cen­tre cor­ri­dor forc­ing the Corowa Ruther­glen se­nior foot­ball team to play wide for most of the day.

A gen­eral bye next week will al­low for some sore bodies to re­cover, ex­cept for Jack Schilg who has been selected in the VCFL Un­der 19 State team to play the VAFA in Bal­larat next Sun­day. Con­grat­u­la­tions Jack and give it your best shot. The Roos’ next game will be at Lav­ing­ton on Sat­ur­day, July 14.

Corowa Ruther­glen 2.1.3 v Raiders 24.14.158

Goals: D. Webb, S. Mont­gomery

Spon­sor Awards: A. Bartlett, J. Mont­gomery, S. Mont­gomery, M. O’Brien, C. Kuschert.

Much like the se­niors, the Raiders took con­trol early mak­ing ev­ery post a win­ner as they took a 12-goal to one lead at the main break. Miss­ing some reg­u­lar play­ers from last week, the Roos called on Cal Spencer and Jor­dan Ey­ers to dou­ble up af­ter a tough gig in the Thirds. Great ef­fort fel­las.

De­spite never be­ing in the race, most play­ers put in a con­certed ef­fort for the four quar­ters. Zac Ni­cholls, Adam Bartlett and Si­mon Lavis worked tire­lessly be­tween the arcs as they watched the Mont­gomery broth­ers put their kick­ing prow­ess on dis­play. Beau Damm, Lin­coln Ash, Glen Cor­co­ran, Mitch O’Brien and Cade Kuschert pro­vided plenty of sup­port to their team­mates all day.

Corowa Ruther­glen 4.7.31 v Raiders 21.7.133

Goals: J. Ey­ers, T. Baker, M. Tan­ner, B. Fitz­patrick.

Spon­sor Awards: J. Ey­ers, C. Spencer, T. Baker, M. Tan­ner, N. Jen­nings.

Coaches Award: T. Wil­son, B. Fitz­patrick, B. Spencer.

Without their main goal scor­ers for the sea­son to date, top­pling the top-five placed Raiders was bound to be a tough gig. The Raiders got off to a three-goal start be­fore Jor­dan Ey­ers popped through the Roos’ first late in the first quar­ter.

The Raiders held a com­mand­ing lead at half time and the trend con­tin­ued in the se­cond half de­spite the valiant ef­forts of the Roos de­pleted squad who man­aged to match it on the score­board for most of the se­cond quar­ter.

Tay­lor Baker, Cal and Blake Spencer, Jor­dan Ey­ers and Nick Jen­nings were all prom­i­nent while John Sch­nelle did a sturdy job in the ruck. A fan­tas­tic chase and tackle by Jen­nings earned him pats on the back from his team­mates and ap­plause from on­look­ers.

Another char­ac­ter build­ing day for the boys who stood up to the test ex­tremely well. We look for­ward to the re­turn of some key play­ers as the weeks progress and their next win isn’t far away.

Just a re­minder to sup­port our gen­er­ous Award’s Spon­sors Ur­ban Graze, The Hub Au­to­mo­tive, New­mar­ket Ho­tel, Corowa Golf Club, Corowa Whiskey and Choco­late Fac­tory, Border Nat­u­ral Ther­a­pies, Ho­tel Aus­tralia, Ori­gin Cloth­ing, Doc Yar­rum, Guy Street Store, Sport­spower and the Club’s very own Ladies Com­mit­tee Can­teen.

Ur­ban Graze Vol­un­teer Award: Thanks to Greg and Deb Fil­liponi who are al­ways avail­able to lend a hand. Just one way that Greg helps out, you will of­ten see him serv­ing drinks from be­hind the bar.

The “Fam­ily Ties and Auc­tion Night” fea­tur­ing AFL leg­ends Peter and Paul Hud­son was a great evening of fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment. Many, many thanks to all the lo­cal busi­nesses, play­ers, mem­bers and sup­port­ers for do­nat­ing goods and ser­vices to raise funds for the club. Spe­cial men­tion to Nicole Grif­fin on pulling it all together.

There will be a Spe­cial Mem­bers Meet­ing at the clu­b­rooms to adopt a re­vised club con­sti­tu­tion at 5.30pm this Thurs­day, July 5. All el­i­gi­ble fi­nan­cial mem­bers are en­cour­aged to at­tend and cast their vote.

The “Golden Roos Din­ner” with guest speaker Boomer Har­vey and hosted by Ge­off Gi­eschen is not far away and will be held at the clu­b­rooms on Wed­nes­day evening, July 18. Ex­tra tick­ets for nonGolden Roo mem­bers are still avail­able from the club.

Don’t miss our su­per “Kanga Cash Draw” be­ing held at the clu­b­rooms on Sun­day, July 22. A $50 ticket gives you the chance to share in $7,000 cash with free drinks and fin­ger food from 12 noon to 4pm. Tick­ets are now on sale and avail­able through play­ers, board mem­bers or at the club.

Don’t for­get to check us out on Face­book (fb. com/crfnc), In­sta­gram (@crfnc_roos) and club web­site www.corowaruther­

Corowa Ruther­glen A-Grade net­ballers re­main in the hunt for fi­nals af­ter a con­vinc­ing win over Wodonga Raiders on Sat­ur­day. Pic­tured is Ella Kingston look­ing to pass the ball to Zoe McLeish.

Dy­lan Cook spoil­ing a mark

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