Although Strathmerton won by more than 100 points there were still some positive signs for the Deni Rovers on Saturday, according to coach Luke MoodieJune 3, 2014 2:35am
Deni Rovers coach Luke Moodie was pleased with his side’s competitiveness against second-placed Strathmerton on Saturday.
The young Roos caught the flag hopeful napping in the first quarter to kick the first two goals of the match, courtesy of young gun Rhys Thommers and skipper Terry Lumbar.
But the home team was able to regroup and quickly put three majors on the board before racing away to a big win.
‘‘We were pretty competitive which was pleasing. We just couldn’t sustain holding them off each quarter,’’ Moodie said.
‘‘We kicked the first couple of goals of the match and didn’t capitalise on a few others in the first quarter.
‘‘Strathmerton didn’t score for the first 15 minutes but like most strong sides they were able to settle and finish strong.’’
Final score: Strathmerton 20.17 (137) def. Deni Rovers 2.1 (13).
The Rovers were missing experienced backman Matt Horne and midfielders John Glowrey and Damian Hope, but welcomed back Sean Moodie for his first game of the year.
Coach Moodie said teenager Liam Zeschke battled hard and played his best game for the club, while fellow thirds player Joey Hay led the Roos’ tackle count.
Marc Braybon played well in the ruck all day and Matt Dowling was solid on reigning Pearce medallist Josh Evans, despite the Bulldogs star kicking seven goals.
‘‘I thought Matty Dowling was excellent on Evans. It was probably one of those battles where both players could be named in the best,’’ Moodie said.
‘‘Evans kicked seven goals but they went to him about 30 times and his goals included a 40 metre one from the boundary and a barrel outside 50. Matty made him work for every goal.’’
‘‘No matter how we are going Matty always battles hard one-on-one and never puts his head down. He is a terrific young leader.’’
Moodie said the Roos were only three tackles shy of their target of 40 for the game and had way more handballs received than expected.
‘‘They are pleasing signs and showed there is still fight in the dog so to speak, and as long as you have that, there are possibilities.’’
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