Parkdale down Rovers in wet

It was a day of low scoring in the VAFA, and the story was no different at Gerry Green Reserve where Parkdale defeated the Rovers.

 

Drew Anderson played his 300th club game for the Rovers, and put in a great performance, however the depleted Rovers failed to deliver in the wet conditions.

 

Despite going close on several locations, Hampton were kept goalless in the first half with the Vultures kicking three to hold a 20 point lead at the main break.

 

The first goal for the Rovers in the third term by captain Anthony Browne brought the crowd to life with the biggest cheer of the day. Both sides kicked 2 goals each in the quarter to maintain the same difference on the scoreboard at three-quarter time.

 

A few goals to the Rovers in the final quarter got them close, however Parkdale kicked away to win the game by 43 points.

 

Jason Zampaglione, Anthony Browne and Drew Anderson were all good for the Rovers while Browne kicked 2 goals with the other to Gino.

 

The Rovers weren?t the only team to kick a low score, with next week’s opponent Beaumaris managing only two goals one against Uni Blacks at Optus Oval.

 

Hampton has failed to defeat the Vultures since the club was formed in 2004 following the merger of Parkdale and Mentone.

 

Hampton Rovers:  0.2,  0.5,  2.6,  3.10 (28)
Parkdale Vultures:  2.3,  3.7,  5.8,  10.11 (71)

 

Best: Zampaglione, Browne, Anderson, Parkinson, Woods, Lawrence.
Goals: Browne 2, Zampaglione 1.

 

It was better news for the Reserves who turned around the Round 3 result to defeat Parkdale by 30 points. Josh Glanville was best on ground also with 2 goals. Justin Ng and Nathan Foster also performed well.

 

The Under 19’s went down to 1st-placed Ormond by just 8 points in a spirited performance away from home. Daniel Zampaglione, Ryan Hendry and Daniel Kettle played well for the Rovers with Tom Rootsey the only multiple goal kicker with 2.

 

The Hampton Rovers face Beaumaris next Saturday in a massive game at Boss James Reserve. The local derby is one of the top grudge matches in the Ammo’s, and the games never disappoint. Ensure you book early for the luncheon. Click here for details.

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