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20 April, 2021

Roosters remain winless in CDRL

THE Atherton Roosters first grade side remains winless after three rounds of the 2021 Cairns District Rugby League premiership competition.


Roosters captain Jermaine Pedro.

THE Atherton Roosters first grade side remains winless after three rounds of the 2021 Cairns District Rugby League premiership competition. 

On Saturday night at Atherton, the undermanned Roosters led 14-12 at one stage before going down 30-24 to the visiting Yarrabah Seahawks. 

Both sides crossed for five tries but it was Yarrabah’s successful conversion kicks that proved the difference in the end. 

Yarrabah led 12-8 at the break and it was the Roosters who struggled to execute some key chances especially close to their oppositions try line. 

Matt Baillie’s try soon after the restart pushed the Roosters in front and they looked to be playing with more purpose.

A near length of the field intercept try from Yarrabah in the 58th minute sparked the visitors back into the match and they soon had another two on the scoreboard. 

Two tries to promoted winger Darcy Lacey pushed the Roosters closer but the clock beat them in their chase to save the points. 

The senior Roosters play another home game this Saturday and host Cairns Kangaroos in four grades. 

Results of other CDRL first grade games played over the weekend – Edmonton and Mossman drew 26 all, Brothers defeated Ivanhoes 16-12, Mareeba downed Tully 28-18, Suburbs and Innisfail played a 12 all draw.  


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