3 June, 2024

Roosters crow to 36-32 win

A TRY 20 seconds from fulltime has clinched a 36-32 win for the Atherton Roosters over Kangaroos in Saturday night's home match at Atherton's Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium.

Roosters Connor Griffin against Kangaroos on Saturday night.
Roosters Connor Griffin against Kangaroos on Saturday night.

Centre Richard Pandia crossed for the Roosters match winning try in the corner after Kangaroos had fought back to set up a thrilling finish in the final minutes. 

The Roosters looked in full control throughout the first half, crossing for five tries and taking a commanding 28-6 lead to the break.

Kangaroos started their fight back with three quick tries soon after the restart and were now in the contest.

All the pressure was now on the Roosters, and their defence struggled to contain Kangaroos, who had lifted for an improved second half. 

The score was locked up at 32 all before Pandia's game-saver off a well-placed kick in the final seconds. 

In the lower grades, Kangaroos took the reserve grade points 38-18 and also won the under 19 match 28-18 over the Roosters. 

The Senior Roosters have a bye this weekend before facing Edmonton in Cairns on 22 June. 


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