27 June, 2022
Ivanhoes end Roosters eight-game winning streak
THE Atherton Roosters eight-game winning streak has ended after they went down 36-26 to Ivanhoes at Smithfield on Saturday.
It was the Roosters second loss in their 10 first grade premiership games played for 2022.
On Saturday, Ivanhoes started the battle with first points at the fifth minute mark before tries to Ty Grogan and Jesse Carlton gave the Roosters a 10-6 lead at the break.
Two tries to Ivanhoes soon after the restart pushed them ahead 18-10 with 30 minutes remaining.
But to their credit, the Roosters were soon back in the contest through Jesse Carlton’s second try and one to Brett Power to move back in front 20-18.
Ivanhoes then went onto to post three more tries and wrap up the points in what was a tough 80 minutes from both teams.
The Roosters were missing three regulars on Saturday with Graham Clark Jnr, Glenn Dumbrell and Nick Pratten all out with injuries.
Forwards Rodney Griffin and James Clark were strong for the Roosters while Ty Grogan and Jesse Carlton both scored doubles.
Atherton maintains first spot in a crowded top three on 18 points shared with Brothers and Mossman both 18 followed by Innisfail 16, Ivanhoes 16, Kangaroos 14, suburbs 10, Yarrabah 8, Tully 6, Mareeba 4, Edmonton 0.
In the under 18 match, the Roosters defeated Ivanhoes 40-8 which keeps the tricolours undefeated run in tack.
Ivanhoes won a tight and entertaining reserve grade match over the Roosters 12-10 after leading 12-6 at half time.
Rugby league action continues for the Atherton Roosters this Sunday in three grades at Yarrabah from 12noon.