Robe's senior colts and reserves footballers had a battle on their hands on Saturday.
Kongorong 23.23.161 def Robe 3.1.19
Goals: G.Dutton 2, D. Nunan 1
A seriously undermanned Robe side travelled to Kongorong to take on a full strength Hawks side.
Only 8 players were available for the Roosters while Kongorong had 24 to pick from.
Between the Robe junior colts and Kongorong senior colts lending a few players a 16 v 16 game was able to be played.
Unfortunately despite Robe’s senior players’ best efforts the numbers simply didn’t add up and they were comprehensively beaten.
Despite the scoreboard reading very one sided there were some positives to take out of the game including junior colts booting some goals and 2 of Robe’s senior colts stepping up to go on and play A grade (Paddy Matthews and Brandon Nicolle).
Hopefully the boys can muster up a few more numbers to take on a strong Hatherleigh side this week.
Not a lot to say really, we were outclassed by a competent, unbeaten, top four side, that had everything in their favour.
After a promising first 10 minutes, things turned fairly ordinary for the rest of the game.
This was not from a lack of effort or desire.
The skeleton of a team that took to the field; with the much appreciated support of three Kongorong players played as hard as they possibly could.
But it is a tad hard when you only have the bare 16 players, with no interchange options.
To be honest the final score does not really do justice to the number of forward entries that we had, so huge praise to the team for never throwing the towel in, and giving everything, right to the final siren.
We wish Jack a speedy recovery from his hamstring injury, definitely no more games for this club legend.
Thanks to all the other ageing fellas who dusted off their boots to enable us to get a team on the park.
Better players over the course of the game were Dingo (Captain Follow Me), Brad Jacobs (first game for 2017 - hopefully there are plenty more), Barry Fennell (likewise), Sam Stoios (Everywhere Man), Ty Palmer (Marathon Man) and Big Bad Bados.
On to this week, we can only hope that more players will be available after last weekend’s Chinese Celebration is now past history, and the hospitality industry does not require such a huge workforce.
With the influx of players we can be quietly confident of a good showing against Hatherleigh, and just maybe the bread is in the...and the showers after the game won’t be such a lonely place.
Go you ‘B’ Roosters.
Unfortunately these two reports were not sent in time to be published in the paper this week.