1 July, 2024

Roosters notch up a draw against Innisfail

AN entertaining game between the Atherton Roosters and Innisfail on Sunday afternoon at Mungalli Creek Dairy stadium ended up in a 10-all draw.

Roosters forward Riley Flute against Innisfail on Sunday.
Roosters forward Riley Flute against Innisfail on Sunday.

Both teams struggled to hold the ball in the slippery conditions resulting in many turn overs and stoppages. 

Innisfail opened up their account quickly, scoring a try in the third minute of the game and held the lead for most of the first half. 

The Roosters first points came through forward Riley Flute's try at the 34th minute which locked the score at 4-all for the half time break. 

Errors continued for both sides in the second stanza before Innisfail broke through for a try with 10 minutes of play remaining to move ahead 10-4. 

However, the Roosters were quick to reply with a clever kick and chase from half Aiden Carson who scored next to the posts and also kicked the conversion which locked the score at 10-all. 

Innisfail did position themselves well for what looked like being a match winning one pointer drop kick but it sailed left of the posts, leaving the score locked at the final siren. 

The Roosters won the Under 19 match 56-16 while Innisfail took the reserve grade points 24-18 over the Roosters. 

This Saturday the Senior Roosters play at Gordonvale against Suburbs in three grades from 3pm.


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