5 June, 2023

Roosters continue ‘horror run’

The Atherton Roosters A-Grade’s “horror run” in the 2023 FNQ rugby league com-petition continued on Saturday with a 30-24 loss to Edmonton Storm over the weekend.

Roosters first grade debutant Tyler Vit
Roosters first grade debutant Tyler Vit

Playing in Edmonton with a reshuffled roster due to injuries and player unavailability, the Roosters were again guilty of costly errors.

After setting up an early 10-0 lead, the Roosters went off the pace and allowed their opposition to fight back to lock the score up at 10-all for the break.

Both sides traded tries soon after the restart before Ed-monton pushed clear 30-20 with tries at the 70th and 75th minute. A late finish which re-sulted in a try to Ned Black-man wasn’t enough to save the points for Atherton.

In reserve grade, the Roost-ers won over Storm 26-16 while the under 18 points also went to the Roosters 22-4.

Roosters reserve grade man of the match Tyler Vit later made his debut in the first grade side meanwhile the ladies played an 18 all draw after the Roosters led 10-4 at the break.

The Atherton Senior Roosters have a bye from competition this weekend.


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