Rovers fall to Old Camberwell

A third quarter 9-goal blitz by Old Camberwell set-up a 35 point victory over the Hampton Rovers at Lower Oval on Saturday. The Rovers made the long trek high on confidence after two strong wins and a 55 point win in the corresponding game last year, however it wasn?t to be.


The Rovers knew they had to keep Old Camberwell’s David Loats quite after he had kicked 34 goals in the opening 4 rounds. They did to an extent restricting him to just a few before he was forced from the field in the 3rd quarter due to injury. However the home side shared their goals around with 11 goal kickers.


It was an even first half with the Rovers kicking 5 goals to 4 in the opening quarter despite kicking against the wind. Old Camberwell could have kicked away in the second quarter, however inaccuracy cost them and they took a 2 goal lead into the main break.


The home side came out firing in the 3rd quarter booting 9 goals to nothing to increase their margin to 71 points.


The Rovers were playing for pride in the final term and were looking to finish on a positive note, and that they did as they had all the momentum kicking 7 goals to 1. However time soon ran out and as the final siren blew, Old Camberwell had defeated the Hampton Rovers by 35 points.


Nick Greenwood was great up front for the Rovers kicking 5 goals while Chris Lambert was the other multiple goal kicker with 3. Best for the Rovers were captain Anthony Browne, Greenwood, Lambert, Wilmott, Lawrence and Ng.


The Rovers will be looking to get back on the winners sheet as they make the even longer trek out to Old Paradians next Saturday.


The Reserves were also defeated by Old Camberwell with McKeon, Theodore and the Williams brothers best for the Rovers while the Under 19’s had a disappointing loss at the hands of Monash Blues. Lyall and White kicked 3 each with Lyall, Schafer, Hollywood Pinto and Gleeson best for Hampton.

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