Rovers done by 10

On Saturday the Rovers played 2nd placed Whitefriars at Donvale and were no match to the talent that the Old Boys showed on their own turf going down by 10 Goals.


The effort put in by the Rovers in the 1st Quarter was commendable. With a lead of 7 points by the break they looked confident enough to carry on the hard tackling and long kicking to challenge the Friars lacklustre performance of several of their star players.


However, the confidence was short lived as the Friars piled on 9 Goals to Rovers zero in the 2nd to take complete control of the game. The Rovers coaching brigade during this Quarter were at wit’s end as they moved several players in an endeavour to stop the barrage of forward attacks by the Friar’s star players who had been checked in the 1st Quarter.


Overall the Rovers were not up to the standard and with the Friars outscoring them by 11 to 8 Goals in the last half they looked a sorry and leg weary side by the final siren. An injury received by Anthony Browne in the last Quarter could see him miss the next few weeks.


Those Rovers that battled gamely all day were the Artz brothers Denver and Ben and captain ‘Chief” Fletcher with fellow backman Lachie Wheeler. The side now needs to regroup and after a break over the Queen’s birthday weekend must show some vast improvement to beat a struggling De La Salle on June 14th.


SCORE: Whitefriars 23.15 d Rovers 13.11

BEST: D.Artz, B.Artz, M.Fletcher, Wheeler, Rayson, Boyd.

GOALS: D.Artz 3, B.Artz 3, Power 3, Barker, Burggraaff, Greenwood, Lawrence.


Rovers Reserves went down by 12 Goals and to cap of a disastrous weekend the U 19’s were tossed by Werribee by 4 Goals.


Queens Birthday weekend next week so no games are scheduled except for the 2 VAFA Representative games. The Senior Rep. side, which includes Denver Artz, take on the WAAFL at Subiaco Oval on Sunday at 10:20am (Curtain-raiser to the West Coast Eagles v Western Bulldogs match).


Next home game Vs Da La Salle Saturday-week at Boss James Reserve. Click here to book for the luncheon.

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