12 April, 2022

Roosters crow after 40-4 win

THE Atherton Senior Roosters first grade side have romped to a 40-4 upset win over the Mossman Sharks in Saturday nights FNQ Rugby League round three premiership match played at the Mossman Showground.

Brett Power one of the Roosters many stars at Mossman on Saturday night.
Brett Power one of the Roosters many stars at Mossman on Saturday night.

It was a dominate performance from the Roosters who kept the Sharks scoreless for 79 minutes of the match while also outscoring their opposition seven tries to one. 

The Roosters were on song early and opened the scoring in the fifth minute through a try to hooker Glenn Dumbrell. Ned Blackman went over soon after off a top ball from prop James Coyle and the Roosters now led 12-0. 

Winger Jordon Skeen was next to score when he crossed in the corner pushing the Roosters further ahead 16-0. Prop James Coyle kept up the ambush when he crashed over at the 38th minute to extend the Roosters lead 22-0 for the break. 

The Roosters got straight back to business in the second half when fullback Ty Grogan weaved his way to the try line eight minutes after the restart. A Mossman comeback was put to bed when Caleb Foster beat several defenders on his way to register the Roosters sixth try and give his side a commanding 34-0 lead. 

Ty Grogan’s second match try ten minutes from fulltime topped off a huge game for the young fullback who was again very safe under the high ball. 

In the end, the Roosters energy, pace and commitment proved to be too much for the Sharks who had started the season with two strong wins. 

In the reserve grade game, a undermanned Roosters went down 44-0 to Mossman. 

Results from other first grade games played over the weekend – Ivanhoes 30 vs Yarrabah 22, Tully 34 vs Edmonton 16, Brothers 28 vs Innisfail 22, Kangaroos 28 vs Suburbs 16. Mareeba had the bye. The points table after three rounds – Brothers 6, Atherton 4, Mossman 4, Kangaroos 4, Innisfail 4, Tully 4, Ivanhoes 2, Suburbs 2, Mareeba 0, Edmonton 0, Yarrabah 0. 

Following the Easter break, the Senior Roosters host their round four match against Ivanhoes on April 23 at the Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium.


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