roos 17.21 leap warriors 10.2

Roos v Warriors Rd 7Hills footy fans were expecting a tightly contested game when the Wundowie Warriors travelled to Mundaring to take on the Roos. The sun was shining on Warriors Ben Litterick and Reece Bacon as they showed clean skills to pressure the Roos defence and by the end of the first quarter the game was in the balance, the Roos 4.7 establishing a lead on the Warriors 2.0.

Paul Della Bona combined with Myles Flynn to get the Roos away quickly in the second quarter and the Roos piled on another six goals. The Warriors, despite some tidy passages, managed only two. By the half time break the Warriors were shaken 4.1 and trailed the Roos 10.10.

The third quarter saw the Warriors stage something of a comeback. But it was short lived after a series of defensive clangers surrendered newfound momentum and the Roos retook control of the game. For all of that, scoring was at least a little more even. The Roos added another 5 majors to 15.15 and the Warriors added 3 to make their total 7.2.

The Warriors worked best when they held possession and spread wide. There were plenty of times the Warriors moved the ball cleanly to moving targets ahead, when they did they looked good. But too many times a lonely Warrior found himself isolated and outmanned and too few teammates pushed up to support. The Roos were not in the mood to show mercy and they reloaded and relaunched.

The clouds darkened over the Roos in the fourth quarter and the rain came down. It would be expected that the game could become scrappy – but it wasn’t the case. The Warriors showed a little of their potential, moving the ball sharply down the flanks before centring to a forward target and adding 3 goals. Until the last few minutes it looked like they were going to keep the Roos goal-less.

Warrior Robert Grundy was working hard in defence and teammate Dylan Dejong was proving pretty nimble around the ball. Meanwhile, Roo Tom Cowton  was providing a deadly option at the clearance after sprinting from the edge of the square at the bounce.

After a red (and yellow) card for Mundaring (and the mandatory minor melee) the game ended on a dramatic note when Wundowie called for a head count in the dying seconds. If the head count went against them, the mundaring score would be wiped. The final siren sounded as the Roos were given the all clear, winning with a final score 17.21 (123) to the Warriors 10.2 (62)

Next week sees a bye for all teams. Then it’s time for the much anticipated ‘Grand Final Preview’ Gidgegannup Bulldogs v Chidlow Cougars.

Bring it on!

Other match results;

Chidlow       38.15 (243) def. Mt Helena 2.1 (13)

Bullsbrook  14.13 (97) def. Forrestfield 9.6 (60)

LADDER AFTER ROUND 7

POS TEAM P W L D B FF FOR AGST % PTS
1 Chidlow Football Club 6 6 0 0 0 0 1284 149 861.74 24
2 Gidgegannup Football Club 6 6 0 0 0 0 1066 232 459.48 24
3 Mundaring Football Club 7 5 2 0 0 0 885 547 161.79 20
4 Pickering Brook Football Club 6 4 2 0 0 0 875 406 215.52 16
5 Mt Helena Football Club 7 2 5 0 0 0 441 1129 39.06 8
6 Bullsbrook Football Club 6 1 5 0 0 0 315 738 42.68 4
7 Wundowie Football Club 6 1 5 0 0 0 303 914 33.15 4
8 Forrestfield Football Club 6 0 6 0 0 0 143 1197 11.95 0

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