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30 March, 2021

Roosters go down by six

AN improved final twenty minutes from the Atherton Roosters first grade side wasn’t enough to save the points in their Cairns District Rugby League round one premiership match with Ivanhoes at the Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium on Saturday night.


AN improved final twenty minutes from the Atherton Roosters first grade side wasn’t enough to save the points in their Cairns District Rugby League round one premiership match with Ivanhoes at the Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium on Saturday night.

In the end it was Ivanhoes winning 18-12 after the scores were locked at 6 all for the halftime break. 

There were no real bright spots for the Roosters who struggled with poor discipline and this proved costly in the final summary. 

Atherton had plenty of scoring opportunities in the first forty minutes but there were many ball spills in the final handling exchanges. 

A come from behind effort has given the Roosters under 18 side a winning start to the new season.

Down 12-4 at the break, the young Roosters powered back in the second session to win 22-16 over Ivanhoes. 

Winger Tommy Cuda scored a treble of four pointers in the Roosters five tries to three victory while team mate Ryan Gallagher crossed for a double. 

Ivanhoes won the reserve grade match 52-0 and the ladies tackle trial match 34-4 over Atherton.

Results from the other CDRL first grade games played - Suburbs 32 defeated Tully 18, Mareeba and Kangaroos played a 14 all draw, Brothers crunched Mossman 38-10, Edmonton downed Innisfail 24-14. 

The Atherton Roosters next match is an away game against Cairns Brothers on Sunday April 11 at Williams Park in three grades from 12 noon.   


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