Hampton Rovers had their final hit-out before the season-proper, going down to Mordialloc by 10 points at Ben Kavanagh Reserve in Mordialloc.
It was a good performance by the Rovers, against a strong Mordialloc outfit featuring 10 former De La Salle (VAFA Premier) players – the Bloods were also division one runners-up last year. With just the one goal until the main break, Hampton outscored their opposition in the second, with four to one.
Plenty of positives all over the ground and something to take into the opening game of the season. Good to see plenty of Rovers supporters at the ground and thanks to Junior, Ando’s & Freddy for their match day assistance.
HAMPTON ROVERS 0.3 1.3 4.5 5.5 (35)
MORDIALLOC 2.2 5.7 5.8 6.9 (45)
Goals: Hetherington, Merlo, Atkins, Culvenor, Vella
The Ressies had a good run and despite lending players to the opposition, went down. Earlier at EE Gunn Reserve, the Under 19s were defeated by Ormond 5.4.34 – 9.10.64, with goals to Robertson, Donald, Ebbott, Marron and Clarke.
From this week, training for seniors and reserves switches to Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 6pm at Boss James, U19s Monday & Wednesday 6pm at Boss James. The women will training Tuesday & Saturday and from the following week will switch to Monday’s and Thursday’s 6:30pm at Castlefield.
With the practice matches now complete and the season launch over and done with, attention turns to round one – Saturday 7 April at Boss James Reserve when the Seniors host Kew.
Supporters can reserve their seat or purchase tickets for the opening home game luncheon of the season – click here.
The Senior Women’s team faces Old Haileybury at Trevor Barker Oval in a curtain-raiser to the VFL while the fixture for the Thirds and Under 19s will be released by the VAFA soon.