Wellers down lacklustre Rovers

A Hampton Rovers side low on confidence put up a lacklustre display against a fired up Old Camberwell at Boss James Reserve on Saturday as the away side played all over the Rovers to take the 4 points.


It was just one of those days for the Rovers where nothing seemed to go their way. Fortunately, other results went Hampton’s way with all bottom-four teams losing, leaving the Rovers with a good chance of avoiding relegation if they can finish the season strongly.


Old Camberwell held a 2 goal advantage at the first break. The Rovers managed just a goal in each of the opening three quarters, while the away side managed 3, 5 & 6 respectably. They then piled on 11 goals in the final term with the Rovers kicking 2, to win the game by 100 points.


Paul Adams and Sam Parkinson were the standout players for the Rovers. Parkinson played a great game on Loats restricting him to just the one goal while Adams was strong all over the ground. Nick Greenwood was the only multiple goal kicker with 3.


The Rovers face up against bottom of the table Old Paradians at Boss James Reserve next Saturday in a must win game. With just four games remaining, it’s now or never for the Rovers, and a win would hopefully see the return of some confidence and may be just the ticket to finish the season strongly and avoid relegation.


It’s not often the Reserves kick a higher score than the Seniors, but that was the case on Saturday as they managed to post 8 on the board, however they still went down by 12. Best for the home side was Matthew Gray, Josh Glanville, Ben Theodore, Adam Power, Rilyn Mosbey and James McCarthy. Gray booted 4 goals with singles to Glanville, Mudge, Mosbey and O?Brien.


Again, it was better news for the Under 19’s as they had another win, defeating Monash Blues by 17 points. Lyall, Giasoumi, Law, Pinto, Smith & Lang were best for the Rovers, with Lyall, Morecroft and Ross kicking 2 goals each with singles to Giasoumi, Law, Pinto, Schmitz and Smith.

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