Melbourne High sneak past Rovers

In a lacklustre performance at Melbourne High School oval on Saturday, the Rovers were downed by the Old Boys by 14 points to virtually end any ambitions of a finals appearance and make the task of surviving in B Grade even tougher.

 

The game was particularly of low standard as the two bottom sides battled out the first 3 quarters to gain some supremacy for the final run home. The Rovers showed some spirit when they gamely fought out the last 10 minutes of the third Quarter to gain a handy 17 point lead at the final break. Only Rovers players worthy of mention for their continuous efforts to win the hard ball and tackle the opposition were Garry Carr, Campbell McKellar and Nick Greenwood. The elusive play by Damian Rayson around the forward line was rewarded with a bag of 4 Goals.

 

Any chance of a Rover victory was squashed in the last Quarter when the Artz brothers and Club Captain “Chief” Fletcher were sidelined with injuries, this forced coach Norm Goss to drastically change the sides previous winning line-up, but to no avail as the Old Boys could sense the importance of winning as they brushed aside any opposition to run out the game at their own pace with a 7 goal final quarter, to the Rovers 2.

 

Next Saturday the Rovers are matched to North Old Boys at Boss James Reserve. All supporters are requested to attend the pre-game luncheon and get behind YOUR team in this most important game. Book online for the luncheon here.

 

SCORES: MHSOB 17.11.113 d ROVERS 14.15.99

BEST: Carr, C. McKellar, Greenwood, Rayson.

GOALS: Rayson 4, Power 3, Adams 2, Greenwood ,2 M.Fletcher, L.Fletcher, Wheeler.

 

The Reserves lost by a miserable margin of 1 Point, but showed improvement after the inclusion of regained injured and missing players. Our only high for the week was the ever improving Under 19’s who trounced Old Paradians by 7 Goals at home.

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