Rovers suffer loss to Mazenod

The Rovers season of struggle continued Saturday with a loss at the hands of Mazenod at a cold, dark and wet Central Reserve.

The margin against Mazenod, who were second-bottom going into the game, was similar to that of the previous two weeks against the top two teams in C Section. The home side by some reports had some VFL inclusions to bolster their line-up. The young Rovers side tried, but couldn’t compete, clearly lacking confidence. Leigh Fletcher was again the stand-out for the green ‘n gold.

For the second week running, all of the Rovers goals were kicked by a single player, this time it was Ed Turner.

Good to see another youngster step up in Campbell Jones. Showed he could take a mark and moved well whether up forward or down back. Certainly an U19 who will get more opportunities in the Seniors. Matt Innes and Tom Youl, both playing their 200th games for the club, performed a role the coach wanted – Matt was effective in restricting the opportunities of his elusive opponent and Tom controlled one wing all day.

Our backs were always under pressure and when both key defenders are playing on opponents significantly taller and fatter (well one was) it was always going to be difficult job. Sammy Clements never gave up, big Harvey Scholes battled on manfully in the ruck against bigger opponents and was always at the contest. Full results >>

Times are tough. This is the time when all Rovers supporters are called to arms. This week the boys take on Parkdale Vultures in a local derby at Boss James Reserve. Get down to the boss and get behind the Rovers. Lunch is on from 12pm – bookings are now being taken – click here for details.

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