The Free Press (Corowa)

Under 16s

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The Round 4 clash at Birallee Park saw the Roos take on Raiders Red on another warm Autumn day.

An enthrallin­g first quarter seen the upper hand taken slightly by a hard running raiders team. Doug asked the boys to start the way they finished the quarter as the quiet start had been costly.

The standard of the game was set early with fast attacking footy being the order of the day. Loose play allowed the Raiders to continue to stretch the Roos boys creating havoc across the ground. A 10 goal to 5 first half being a telling difference.

Isaac up from the 14s was proving a handy inclusion with a couple of goals ultimately finishing with 5. Cooper snagging one off the ground and Mitch looking dangerous by quarters end.

At half time, Doug asked the boys to play tight, urging the mid fielders to own the contest and run both ways, assisting the back.

Jake and Mango battled hard but were up against an opposition forward running rampant.

The second half seeing a tighter affair, a credit to the boys, with Justin through centre, Ethan up forward and around the ground backed up by Tommy’s endless attack on the ball seen essentiall­y a drawn second half. The Roos particular­ly strong in the last.

Best Players: Ethan Hanrahan, Isaac Dickinson, Angus Smith, Jake Shipard, Tommy Alison and Justin Lewis. the first goal and Isaac Dickinson getting the second.

The goals were coming thick and fast with Leroy Chester, Brodie Eyers and Jay Lavis all scoring. Isaac kicked another and Jay, Hunter Hall and Jayden Forge all playing well out of the centre. Lucas Tafft kicked a late goal to end the quarter 8 goals to none.

The second quarter started well with Ethan Lane goaling. Benji Hanrahan was moving well across the frontline and Daniel Ryland working well across half back. Jayden was moving fast through the centre. Jayden and Benji goaled giving our boys a lead of 77 points at the end of the quarter.

Daniel Ryland was holding strong across half back and Benji was playing well in the centre during the third quarter. Hunter, Ethan and Lucas were all running well through the centre with goals to Ethan Lane and Jordan Allen later in the quarter.

The last quarter showed lots of opportunit­ies for all team members to get the ball and contribute to a great win. Well done boys!!

Final score: Corowa Rutherglen 13 19. 91 defeating Raiders Red 1. 4. 10

Awards: Corowa Truck & Trailer: Hunter Hall, Cofields Plumbing: Lucas Tafft, JJ O’Connors & Sons: Brodie Eyers, Sultans Turkish Kebab Café: Daniel Ryland, Ricky D’s: Jayden Forge, Chocolate Factory: Jordan Allen.

 ??  ?? Finn Osborne breaks away from a Panthers player with Mathew Bush supporting. The young Roos received a much-needed confidence booster after thrashing the Panthers by 40 points.
Finn Osborne breaks away from a Panthers player with Mathew Bush supporting. The young Roos received a much-needed confidence booster after thrashing the Panthers by 40 points.
 ??  ?? Caleb Black made an impact on field but the Reserves faced a huge challenge with a long list of players who were either injured or unavailabl­e going down by 172 points.
Caleb Black made an impact on field but the Reserves faced a huge challenge with a long list of players who were either injured or unavailabl­e going down by 172 points.
 ??  ?? It was a great day for the Under 14’s who came away comfortabl­e winners against Wodonga.
It was a great day for the Under 14’s who came away comfortabl­e winners against Wodonga.

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