The Hampton Rovers walked off John Pascoe Reserve victorious for the first time in 10 years and in the process, recorded their first win in 4 games. The 43-point win keeps the Rovers well clear of the dreaded drop-zone.
The injury situation didn?t improve going into the game, however the return of the Chief Michael Fletcher certainly added some stability to the side.
It was a high scoring opening term with the Rovers kicking 6 goals to Therrys 5 to hold an 8 point lead at quarter time.
Playing in his 250th club game, Anthony Browne put in a dominant display taking strong marks around the ground.
Rovers managed a further 3 goals in the second quarter to walk in the sheds at the main break with a 16 point advantage.
The third term was a close one with both sides managing 4 goals each. At the final break, Rovers were up by 18 points. Although holding a handy lead, the Rovers knew they had to work hard in the final quarter to avoid a reoccurrence of previous weeks.
Rovers finished the game how they begun piling on another 6 goals while restricting Therry Penola to just the 2. The game blew out with the final margin being 43 points.
Adam Power had another good game booting 5 goals for the green and golds while Anthony Browne chipped in with 3.
The win keeps the Rovers clear of the bottom 2 with Therry and Banyule likely to drop to D1 section in 2006. The Rovers are now looking to finish the season on a good note with a further three wins.
Therry Penola: 5.2, 7.4, 11.6, 13.7 (85)
Best: Browne, Parkinson, Burggraaff, Zampaglione, Power, Fletcher.
Goals: Power 5, Browne 3, Fletcher 2, Lambert 2, Parkinson 2, Pinto 2, Burggraaff, Holt, Woolrich.