Rovers face Peninsula

Hampton Rovers travel to Mt Eliza on Saturday for a vital clash against fourth-placed Peninsula Old Boys. Please note the seniors and reserves will be playing at different venues.

Following the break, the Rovers side has four changes going into the round 13 match. Earlier in the year, the Pirates inflicted Hampton’s first loss at Boss James Reserve in two seasons, victorious by 30 points. Coach Guy Martyn is hopeful the inclusions will turn that result around and deliver the Rovers ninth win of the season.

The Rovers are coming off a 69-point win over ladder-leaders Marcellin and currently sit third on the ladder, equal-second with Monash Blues and one win off the Eagles. Mick Malthouse dropped into the club during the club to inspire the playing group as the season heads into the business end.

Due to a clash with a school footy match, the seniors and reserves will be playing at different venues. The seniors clash at 2:00pm will be played at the Pirates main home ground – Harry MacDonald Oval at The Peninsula School, cnr Wooralla Drive & Nepean Highway, Mt. Eliza (view map) while the Reserves will kick off at the normal time of 11:40am at Narambi Reserve, Narambi Road, Mornington (view map). The grounds are located less than 10 minutes from each other.

The club encourages supporters to get along to both games and support the Rovers in what are two important matches in the context of the 2014 season.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can keep up-to-date with the live scores here and on the mobile site (, updates & photos on Twitter (@HRAFC) and photos on Instagram (hamptonrovers).

Also on Saturday, the Thirds take on local rivals Ormond away at EE Gunn Reserve commencing at 11:40am. Numbers remain strong and both sides are equal on the Premier C Thirds ladder. After a narrow loss last round, the boys will be searching for another win.

The Under 19s are at Boss James Reserve taking on third-placed De La Salle commencing at 2:00pm. With a strong side in and having won the past three matches, the young Rovers will go in confident. If you can’t get down the coast, then make sure you get along to the Boss and cheer the Rovers on.

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