Rovers knock off Rams to keep in tough with top five | Mininera and District Football League

SMW Rovers' Tyler Mason gets his kick away earlier in the season. Picture: Peter Pickering

SMW Rovers' Tyler Mason gets his kick away earlier in the season. Picture: Peter Pickering

SMW Rovers notched up itheir fifth victory of the season when they defeated Glenthompson-Dunkeld by 37 points at Mininera on Saturday.

The Rovers got off to a positive start, with accuracy playing a big part in the first term. Both teams had seven scoring shots but the Rovers kicked six goals while the Rams managed three majors.

The scoring slowed down in the second quarter as the visitors settled into the game, with both teams adding just two goals to their quarter-time tally to give the home team a 20-point lead at half-time.

The Rovers created lots of chances in front of goal in the third term but finished with nine behinds to keep the Rams in the match.

Inaccuracy continued for the home team in the final quarter with the Rovers kicking three goals six behinds but the visitors could only manage two goals to give the Rovers the points after the 12.21.93 to 8.8.56 win.

Jarryd Underwood continued his good form in the forward line for the Rovers, finishing with four goals.

James Costigan was named the Rovers’ best on ground in the round nine victory. The win ensures the Bulldogs remain in tough with the top five and finished the round in sixth position.

The Rovers will face another tough test when they travel to Tatyoon to face the Hawks in round 10.