The coach asked for all players to remember, start well, fast footy, keep your feet and hard running. The ground conditions were a worry, wet and slippery at Como, but that didn’t stop our hope for a win today. The sun was beaming through the clouds. Maybe this was sign of good luck. Our players wanted to win! Eager to play, #7 Archer was appointed Captain and led his team onto ground.
Rovers positioned themselves, siren sounds, ball in play.
Prahran kicked the first 2 goals and were off to a flying start. Rovers started to man up and applied pressure in attack. Hunter made his way through the backline and took a strong mark and kicked the ball long to Owen.
Lightning Fraser tackled his opponent to get the ball out of the midfield then kicked to Hudson V for a behind.
Our midfielders Tommy B, Fraser, Josh, Owen and Tommy E started strong in the middle helping the team to get the ball forward. Fraser was in sensational form, dominating in the midfield. The fight back continued between clubs which saw Harvey kick a absolute beauty directly right in front of goal.
Rovers spirits were high, they wanted another goal. The team came together and applied tackles and put pressure on when the opposition had the ball, but Prahran were quick on their feet and ran in another goal before the end of the quarter.
Not long into the third stanza, Prahran dominated. Hudson D took a gutsy mark, a backing back with the flight of ball. All smiles and cheers for Hudson D. Archer takes a shot on goal in the forward pocket for a behind. Tommy E takes a nice mark on the wing and kicks the ball to Huddy V in the forward line. Huddy V marks the ball, kicks a whopping goal. Prahran kick 3 goals in the 3rd quarter but the Rovers aren’t giving up.
The last quarter saw the Rovers put a late charge into the game but Prahran’s defenders held up strong. Archer had a quick shot at goal with a behind. Then there was no stopping Tommy E, the midfielder dominating ensuring that the ball was, for most of the quarter locked in the forward line. Tommy B had a cracker goal in the last quarter and great play by Ernie in the backline.
Great effort today Rovers! Well done.
BY ERYETA COLOMBO
Pic: (L) Ernie and (R) Josh