15 April, 2024

Roosters dominate Ivanhoes

ATHERTON Rooster’s A Grade men had an impressive win over the Cairns Ivanhoes at the Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium on Saturday night, taking down the visiting team 26-10.

Hooker Jayden Conners takes the Roosters forward on Saturday night.
Hooker Jayden Conners takes the Roosters forward on Saturday night.

wd, the Roosters overcame a sluggish start to outscore their opposition four tries to two, with half Aiden Carson crossing for a Roosters double.

It was a stark turnaround for the Roosters after their two-point loss at Tully the week before and a win over quality opposition.

Both sides traded tries in the in the first session and went to the break locked up at 6 all.

Carson’s second and a try to Adam Molloy soon after the restart gave the Roosters a healthy lead after opening the Ivanhoes’ defence up with some creative plays in attack.

Ivanhoes replied in the 65th minute before Riley Flute’s try soon after ended the night's scoring and gave the Roosters a 16-point win.

Roosters coach Joel Riethmuller said he was very happy with the win, but said it needed to be consistent with the team going forward.

“It was a huge improvement on our performance at Tully the week before and everyone’s effort was far better,” he said.

“We need that type of performance every week and back that up against Mossman this Sunday.”

After trailing for most of the match, the Roosters reserve grade lifted with a late finish and take a 32-16 win over Ivanhoes.

Ivanhoes won the Under-19 match 14-12 over the Roosters.

This Sunday, the Senior Roosters play away at Mossman against the Sharks.


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