22 May, 2023

Roosters fail to bounce back

FOUR unanswered tries in the first half helped set up the Mossman Sharks for a 28-10 win over the Atherton Roosters in Saturday night’s FNQ rugby league premiership match played at the Mossman Showground.

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The Roosters were again full of mistakes and errors in the first session which opened up plenty of opportunities for their opposition.

Mossman collected their first try only two minutes after play started, they then went on to hold a comfortable 18-0 lead at the break.

Two tries soon after the restart pushed Mossman further ahead to 28-0 before an improved final 30 minutes from the Roosters saw them cross for two tries of their own.

The Roosters were lacking several of their regular first graders on Saturday and promoted Under 18 stars Jackson Fahlstrom, Jhidan Dikes and Jordon Torrisi who all had strong debuts in the top side.

In Reserve Grade, a try in the final minute gave the Roosters a 24-22 win after they were behind 16-0 at the break.

The Roosters Ladies side dominated Mossman throughout to win 60-6 after leading 26-0 at halftime.

Local senior action returns to Atherton this Saturday with the Roosters hosting Innisfail.

The Roosters 1993 premiers’ side will also be holding their 30 year reunion which kicks off at the BV Hotel on Friday night before moving to the clubs home game on Saturday. 


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