Rovers shocker against Vultures

Hampton Rovers had a day to forget, going down to the Parkdale Vultures by 70 points at a cold and windy Gerry Green Reserve on Saturday.

The home side had the advantage of the strong wind in the opening term and while the Rovers prevented them kicking a goal until the 15-minute mark, they kicked four to lead by 26 points at the first break. Josh Pavlou went off early in the game with an ankle injury, leaving the Rovers with three on the bench for the game.

Mark Devereaux kicked the Rovers first in the opening minute of the second quarter but Parkdale played the conditions well, throwing players behind the ball and creating an ugly contest. Hampton could only manage another two while Parkdale kicked one of their own to lead by 14 points at half time.

The highlight of the quarter and game for Hampton was a hanger by Ed Turner. He kicked that and two others, taking his season tally to 36.

Parkdale were in a winning position at half time and ten goals in the third term sealed the win.

It was a 155-point turnaround from the round one result when Hampton defeated the Rovers by 85 points at Boss James Reserve.

Despite the loss, the Rovers remain in third position (equal-second) on the Premier C ladder and face Marcellin next week at the Boss.

HAMPTON ROVERS 0.1 3.2 4.2 6.6 (42)
PARKDALE VULTURES 4.3 5.4 15.6 17.10 (112)
Goal Kickers: E. Turner 3, K. Pinto 2, M. Devereaux
Best Players: C. Carnovale, M. Devereaux, L. Fletcher, A. McNeil, J. Lovig, R. Atkins

The Reserves and Thirds also went down to Parkdale while the Under 19s recorded a 32-point victory over Beaumaris. Click here to view the U19 match report.

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