The Hampton Rovers Under 19s took on Mazenod away at Central Reserve on Saturday. The home side got the jump early in the first quarter kicking 6 goals before the Rovers scored.
At quarter time, the scores were Mazenod 7 goals to 1. Numerous positional changes which included 1st gamer Ben Theodore into the ruck along with Dywer up onto a wing and Morecroft to a Half forward flank, saw the boys play the best quarter of football coach Cameron McGregor has seen them play to date.
Rover Kyle Pinto got most centre clearances and at half time the green and golds trailed by only 13 points. The Rovers went in knowing how hard they had worked to get back into the game and small cracks in the Mazenod defence opened up. Jarred Schafer nullified Bogar to 2 goals after quarter time, when he was moved onto him.
The second half turned into an old fashioned contest, the open run of the first half disappeared and although at times the Rovers looked promising, Mazenod had there measure.
The 6 goal difference at quarter time was the eventual difference at the final siren. Best on ground for the Rovers was Kyle Pinto and he was supported by Schafer and for the 2nd week in a row centre half back Lachlan Batt who is very close to senior selection.
Not far away from a win and hopefully at next week at home against Old Haileybury the Rovers can get the 4 points.