21 August, 2023

Roosters Under 18s go forward

THE Atherton Senior Roosters' under 18 team has successfully advanced in the grand final race by triumphing over Ivanhoes with a score of 44-38 during the FNQ rugby league elimination final held on Saturday.

Roosters under 18 winger Dylan Serra against Ivanhoes on Saturday.
Roosters under 18 winger Dylan Serra against Ivanhoes on Saturday.

The match showcased a remarkable display of offense, resulting in a total of 15 tries being scored between the competing teams.

Securing the victory was Dylan Serra, who managed to score a crucial try with just five minutes left on the clock.

The Roosters had established a solid lead of 28-16 by halftime, largely fuelled by tries from Tait Coghlan and Morgan Solinas that put them in command at 12-0 within the first seven minutes of the game.

Although Ivanhoes retaliated with two tries of their own, a brace of scores by forward Limferd Lui propelled the Roosters even further ahead.

The second half witnessed both teams exchanging tries, with Roosters' forward Jackson Fahlstrom contributing two successful tries to their tally.

With a seemingly safe advantage of 40-26 and only 15 minutes remaining, the momentum suddenly swung towards Ivanhoes. In a rapid succession of events, they managed to find the line twice, converting both opportunities and narrowing the gap to 40-38.

At a critical juncture, the Roosters capitalised on an opportunity out wide, covering 70m to position winger Dylan Serra for a decisive try in the corner.

This play secured a 6-point lead, sealing their victory at 44-38.

The young Roosters will continue to compete in sudden death finals as they face off against the Tully Tigers this upcoming Saturday at Barlow Park, with the match scheduled to kick off at 11am.

The Gladiators Under 18s also play this Saturday at 12.30pm.


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