Rovers defeat first-placed Melbourne High

Hampton Rovers defeated top of the ladder Melbourne High School Old Boys to keep alive the Rovers hopes of finals action next month. 2004 rookie, James Hanlon, kicked a goal as the siren sounded to snatch a thrilling one point victory for the Rovers.


The match was played in atrocious conditions as overnight rain had made the Melbourne High ground a mud heap. Veteran spectators mused that the ground resembled those they use to play on in years gone by.


The lead seesawed all day and the largest margin between the two teams was 12 points. Players struggled to maintain their feet in the wet and muddy conditions.


Stand out players for the Rovers were Leigh Fletcher and Steven Gravina who both showed their class all day and between them gained almost 60 possessions. Others that dominated for the Rovers included tall Anthony Browne, rover Daniel Andersen, Denver Artz in the engine room, and winning goal kicker, James Hanlon. Forward spearhead, Adam Power kicked 3 goals and played an important role too.


Hampton Rovers victorious 10.14.74 to MHSOB 10.13.73. The Rovers play Old Camberwell away next week.


In the reserves, the Rovers had another comfortable win and are now two games clear on top of the ladder.



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