25 April, 2023
Ivanhoes take down Roosters
IVANHOES have emerged 38-24 winners over the Atherton Roosters in a contest which saw 12 tries scored in wet conditions at Smithfield on Sunday afternoon.
Tries to Glenn Dumbrell, Ned Blackman and a double to Reece Munster helped the Roosters set up a 20-12 lead at the break after they had dominated most of the first session.
However, the Roosters went off the pace in the second term and costly errors allowed Ivanhoes to hit back through a weight of possession to deliver a further five tries and secure the two premiership points.
Two tries in the first five minutes after half time put Ivanhoes on the front foot with their former NRL star signing Josh Dugan showing his class in the later stages.
Atherton’s only second half points came in the 77th minute through a four pointer to centre Dean Soley.
In the under 18’s match, the young Roosters fell 10-8 to Ivanhoes after the score was locked up at nil all for the break.
Ivanhoes also took the reserve grade points 24-20 and the ladies match 30-10 over the Roosters.
There is a FNQ rugby league premiership competition bye for the May Day long weekend before the Senior Roosters host their next match on May 6 against Tully at Atherton.