The Hampton Rovers Under 19s recorded their third-straight win, thrashing Monash Blues by 84 points at Clayton.
What a start it was for the team, the first centre clearance to a leading Emmins, who went back and slotted it through for a major.
The tackling pressure by the Rovers was again exceptional, which enabled us to kick six goals in the first quarter. Harry Hodges, playing his first game for the U19’s, was outstanding getting in first to get the footy. He was ably helped out by Mackie, Jandre, Benjamin and Elston. Sammy Care had another big game along with Corey Jones.
Jack Zaina keeps on improving and maybe on Saturday kicked the goal of the year, set up by his hard running and work ethic. Campion was solid in the back line for 3.5 quarters and he was then moved to the forward line for the last 15 minutes kicking 2 goals and also taking a screamer in the goal square.
Jack Massey at full back again played a strong game and he too, when moved to the forward line in the last 15 minutes managed to slot through a major himself. Cullis, Sullivan and Oswald were again solid in defence.
It was a great team effort by all the boys, always controlling the game and ramping up the pressure acts when required.
Next week’s bye will hopefully keep the team refreshed for the must win game against De La Salle on the 19th July. The Rovers currently sit sixth on the ladder, equal with fifth-placed Beaumaris and just one game out of the top four.
HAMPTON ROVERS 6.2 8.9 11.12 17.15 (117)
MONASH BLUES 0.1 2.3 3.5 4.9 (33)
Goal Kickers: C. Jones 2, J. Zaina 2, J. Campion 2, J. Emmins 2, M. Robertson 2, S. Care , H. Hodges , J. Massey , C. Jones , J. Elston , J. Bryant , P. Olivier
Best Players: H. Hodges, M. Robertson, J. Elston, S. Care, P. Olivier, C. Jones