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27 September, 2021

Last grand final chance for under 18 Roosters

THE Atherton Roosters under 18 side remain one game short of a 2021 grand final spot after going down 22-18 to the Edmonton Storm in Sunday’s major semi final.


Roosters Matt Serra looks for a break at Barlow Park on Saturday.

THE Atherton Roosters under 18 side remain one game short of a 2021 grand final spot after going down 22-18 to the Edmonton Storm in Sunday’s major semi final.

Edmonton Storm have advanced to the October 9 Cairns District Rugby League grand final while Atherton and Kangaroos play in this Saturday’s preliminary final to decide Edmonton’s opponent.

On Sunday, the Roosters led Edmonton 12-6 at half time after a strong first 35 minutes and looked on top at the break. 

The Roosters scored three first half tries with two going to debutante under 16 winger Zaimen Gilbert and the other scored by Ryan Gallagher. 

The restart was all Edmonton as they hit back with three tries to lead 22-12 midway through the second session.

While Edmonton were scoring tries the Roosters were guilty of poor ball handling and were their own worst enemy as Edmonton fought their way back into the contest. 

They did regain their attacking spark late with one good set six minutes from fulltime when Keyarn Porter scored under the posts. 

The young Roosters are now booked for more finals this Saturday and head back to Barlow Park with their grand final chances still alive to play Kangaroos at 3pm.

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