Brook’s Roosters flex their muscles

HANDBALL: Roosters captain Luke Kapitola handballs before Orroroo can attempt a tackle. The Brookies took an early lead in the game and won 22.15-147 to 11.8-74. Before the match, players recited an oath aimed at overcoming domestic violence. This was part of the White Ribbon Round at all venues.
HANDBALL: Roosters captain Luke Kapitola handballs before Orroroo can attempt a tackle. The Brookies took an early lead in the game and won 22.15-147 to 11.8-74. Before the match, players recited an oath aimed at overcoming domestic violence. This was part of the White Ribbon Round at all venues.

The Orroroo’s Roos came out punching against the Crystal Brook Roosters in Saturday’s match at Crystal Brook. 

Unfortunately, a slip in the second quarter from Orroroo led to a strong game to be played by the Roosters, winning 22.15-147 to 11.8-74.

The first quarter squared out evenly, with both teams eager to get the goals through. As the first siren rang, both Crystal Brook and Orroroo had booted six goals through, but it was the Roosters that were able to gain an extra five points from behinds that gave them a five-point lead into quarter time. 

With the first quarter a stand out between the teams, spectators were prepared to see a similar second quarter. 

But it was very quickly noted that the tables were turning in the Rooster’s favour and by half time they nearly doubled their first term score. 

The Roos did not want to be left behind, but the 2nd placed team did not have enough to compete with Crystal Brook’s exceptional quarter. 

As the third quarter started, it was hoped that the Roo’s could make a come back and give a strong defensive stance that may alter the Rooster’s plans. 

The Roosters were unable to match how many they got through the goals in comparison to the previous terms and could only slot through an additional two goals and three points.

Unfortunately, the Roos were unable to respond to the game the Roosters were playing with this likewise reflecting in their score for the third quarter.

Orroroo were able to kick another goal and two points, taking the score at three quarter time to 14.13-97 to 8.5-53. 

The final quarter was where Crystal Brook pulled out all of their tricks. They had a goal streak, booting eight goals and two points to take their final score to 22.15-147. Although the quarter really solidified Crystal Brook’s win, it was also the quarter where Orroroo were able to lessen the difference. 

They kicked a total of three goals and three points for the entire term, the largest score increase they had had for the game. Best for the Brook were W.Combe, C.Combe, L.Kapitola, N.Lambert and D.Hill. Best players for Orroroo were A.Lee, R.Finn, N.Hombsch, D.Hughes and A.Barton.

Goal kickers for the Roosters were D.Hill (6), W.Combe (4), J.Eagle (4), C.Combe (2), J.Millard (2), J.Richman, N.Lambert, L. Slattery and I. Arbon. Kicking the goals for the Roos were T.Moten (3), N.Hombsch (3), D. Hughes (2), T. Reid (2) and T.Baker. 

The White Ribbon Round was played at Crystal Brook, Jamestown and the Laura Oval on Saturday.