Power Forward Scott Byrt marks strongly in front of the adoring Bridgewater crowd. Michael Pope provides a solid shepherd and Henry Johnson is close by for the crumbs. Spurred on by the canteen crew, Scotty Byrt (5) goals with Noons (5) and Henry Johnson (4) burned Bridgey’s defence. Roos ran out victors by 8 goals.
Leading goal-kicker Henry Johnson under intense pressure from his Bridgey opponent. Johnno spilled this mark; nevertheless he booted 4 majors during the afternoon.
He’s at it again; another strong contested aerial effort from Scotty B.
Utility Phil Smith eyes off the goal square as the Bridgey boys appear to have more intent on Ryan Lewis.
Mike A-Z looks a little worse for wear as he is escorted from the field by our very busy trainers, JB and Coxy.
Jarrad “Chappy” Chaplin swoops on the footy as Henry “Johnno” Johnson protects his space.
“Jumping” Jack Lores looks a forlorn figure on the sidelines as the Roos hobbled over the line against a very determined Echunga Demons. The Roos bench resembled a scene from MASH well into the final quarter. The Roos triumphed by 26 points despite being headed early in the final term.
Liam Quinn paddles the ball with Echunga’s David Liston and Jack Snell in hot pursuit. Roos Ruckman, Luke Giles, is close in support.
Gun forward, Henry Johnson finds himself under pressure from Steven Edmonds. Former Roos players, David Carter and Dwayne Henke are on hand to assist.
Simon Nunan applies a strong tackle on key Echunga forward Luke Carey.
Luke Giles maintains possession of the football despite some attention from Adam Edwards and Steven Edmonds (5). Tyson Scott (13) looks ready to receive a handball.
A pensive looking coaches box. Senior Coach Steve Samuels (2nd from left) looks anxious as the visiting Demons took the game right up to the Roos. With the Roos down to about 17 fit players into the final quarter; the home team dug deep and eventually ran out victors by 26 points.
The mighty Roos sustained their first home loss since July 2009. The Blackwood Boys came to play and the Roos were on the end of an unexpected outcome. The Roos may even start underdogs against the newly promoted Echunga Demons this Saturday. Behind every cloud is a silver lining.
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Best Roos player on Saturday “Jumping” Jack Lores makes front position in this contest.
Knockout Blow. Dylan Wilson (Blackwood) appears to inflict a jaw crunching spoil to gun forward Henry Johnson. A league leading goal-kicker, Johnno was held to one goal on Saturday.
Young gun, Gus De Wit has eyes for the ball as Blackwood utility Brad Jones swoops in.
Club Co-Capt, Simon Nunan made front position against former Crows player Lucas Herbert.
Locked arms, recruit Ryan Lewis Snr and his Blackwood opposite number in a battle of strength for the footy.
Dual HFL Mail Medallist David Murphy; not quite at the bottom of the pack. Still in there getting the “hard ball”. Young gun, Taylar Marston appears to tower over the Reserve Grade debutant.
Luke Clohesy down but not out during the Reserves match on Saturday.
The Roos A’s and B’s celebrated 10 years since their Premiership victory against Blackwood (A) and Uraidla (B) at Lobethal Oval in 2004. L-R from rear, Simon Kruger, Darren “Bots” Houlahan, Todd “TB” Barratt, Troy Hamilton, Scott Byrt, Shane “Buddah” Smith, Dale Rogers and Josh Netchitowsky. Front: Clint Rogers, Brad Rogers, Daniel Lackenby (sitting), Daniel Hughes, David Murphy and Matt Harford.
Two old War Horses battle for the Cherry. Ironbank veteran Mike Smith applies some pressure to Roos skipper Simon Nunan. The Roos prevailed at Thunder Park by 17 points.
Jack Lores and Ross brooks ensure there is no easy possession for Ironbank utlility Ryan McGahey.
Jarrad Chaplin looks to move the ball on while James Hughes provides some support.