Round 5 action
Spoiler alert. Echunga’s Jed Redden splits the pack as the Roos Luke Giles and Zane King also attempt the spoil.
Youngster Samuel Callins, about to get his kick away despite the close attention from his opponent.
Roos, Sam Hammond marks strongly ahead of Echunga’s Max Harris.
Roos skipper, Jarrad Chaplin with eyes firmly on the ball is best placed in this contest. Chappy featured in the Roos best players at Echunga Oval on Saturday.
Another of the Roos best from Saturday, Zane King has the upper hand as Echunga’s Adam “Jenno” Jennings spills the ball.
Luke Giles looks to move the ball forward. Gilesy also figured highly in the Roos best on Saturday.
Sam Pfeiffer marks strongly. Ethan “Ringer” Bell doesn’t have to worry about the crumbs on this occasion.
James Hughes looks determined to break through Fraser Thorn’s (Echunga) tackle.
Adam Eckermann is going to prove to be a thorn in opposition defences as the season rolls on.
Jamie Groutch with the “Don’t argue” attempting to break through Dylan Reinbrecht and Clint Guy.
Ben Pomery shepherds Echunga’s Joel Aish as Nick Hill attempts to gather to ball.
Tom Hughes looks to off-load as the grounded Jarrad Chaplin and James Hughes look on.
Reserve Grade action
Shane Ettridge and Nick Jeavons in action at Echunga Oval.
The Roos Josh Marshall braces for a strong bump.
Helmeted James Marston in action at Echunga Oval.
Budding Sports Journo Josh Teakle has been in good form in the Roos reserves.
ROUND 4 Reserve Grade action (2017)
“Hey this Way” Josh Teakle appears to be pleading with team-mate Jesse Stokes to dispose of the ball to the Alexandrina Road end of the ground.
Young Shaun Moyle has this ball covered.
Roos Ruckman, Matt Johns appears to be giving the ball a High Five.
Justin McCue looks to trap the ball.
Alex ODDY looks to gather as his opponent is about to apply some pressure.
Anzac day highlights – Round 3
A grade action. Lucas Block takes a strong mark.
Trial action Ethan Bell.
Trial action. The Roos Thomas Gibbon.
Jack Lores in action
Zain King in action
Sam Hammond takes a strong mark
Reserve grade action
Round 18 action
Mount Barker 13.11 d Blackwood 7.9
Ross Brooks and Blackwood skipper Steve Woods are 50/50 for this contest.
Gun forward, Henry Johnson knows how to celebrate a goal. Umpire Trevor Morrison is about to give the all clear.
Simon Nunan, “Noons” takes an unorthodox looking chest mark.
Cousins, Stuart Hill and Nick Hill look outnumbered here.
Two very classy players and Mail Medallists, Tom Hughes and Troy Edwards from Blackwood.
Blackwood’s AJ Ridley lays a strong tacvkle on Henry Johnson. Mark “OB” Obushak is about to pounce on the ball.
Stay tuned, more pics to come.
Round 17 action
Mount Barker 13.9 d Lobethal 8.8
Tom Hughes has the better of Loby’s Matt Jenkin and Trevor Baust. Note how Kent Shillitoe is wearing Baust like a glove.
“They might be Giants” ……. Bampton versus Goliath. Luke Giles towers over Loby’s Jack Bampton.
Noons sinks the boot in as Loby’s Jacob Weeks is too late to spoil.
Roos coach Lucas Block has spearheaded the Roos revival in the second half of the season. The Roos are one win away from finals albeit fifth placed Loby must lose to Uraidla.
Despite a flying lunge tackle attempt from Loby’s Nathan Stanbury, the Roos Henry Pope is about to offload a handball to Lucas Block. Club President “Willy” in the background looks like he wants “in” on the action.
Roos “Hard Man” Jed Fioravanti has front position in this contest ahead of Loby’s Kenneth Wills.
Henry Johnson and Tom Hughes celebrate after a Roos goal. Johnno knows how to celebrate a goal…!! Club “Jack of all trades” David Kinchington is in the background making notes of the action.
Young Colt, Samuel Scott has been a revelation this season for the Senior Roos. On this occasion Loby’s Joe Zadow has the better of the contest.
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Round 16 action
Mount Barker 11.11 d Torrens Valley 8.6
Roo Boys in full voice “post game”, from left, Jarred Chaplin, Ross Brooks, Kyle Griffin, Ethan Bell, Caine Jinnette, Stuart Hill, Luke Giles and Bradley Wakefield.
Tom Hughes gets boot to ball as Lions Anthony Cooper makes a late attempt to spoil.
Tyson Scott appears to have inflicted a chicken wing tackle on Lions Damon Hill. Senior playing coach Lucas Block is also ready to pounce.
Former Roo, Tom Eichner feels the brunt of a very strong tackle from Ben Pomery. Jamie Groutch (10) is ready to crumb as Umpire Peter Sandford adjudicates.
A very determined Tom Hughes breaks a tackle from Tom Eichner. Roos players also pictured from left Ethan Bell (2), Jamie Groutch, Nick Hill and Luke Giles (29).
Samuel Scott looks to drive the ball forward as team-mate Liam Quinn offers encouragement.
Liam “The Eskimo” Quinn sinks the boot in during the third quarter on Saturday.
Caine “Sugar” Jinnette kicked a check-side goal at the Wellington Road end deep in the last quarter to give the Roos an 11 point lead.
Ross Brooks at full stretch takes a strong overhead mark and importantly kicked truly to seal the game against Torrens Valley.
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Round 15 action
Ironbank 6.4 v Mount Barker 17.23
Roos coach, Lucas Block running with the flight of the ball, takes a great one handed mark ahead of his tagger, Ironbank’s Joel Bawden. Late in the third term, Block scored a goal from the eventual set shot.
How to shake a tag. despite being heavily “tagged” Ironbanks’ Joel Bawden appeared to have little effect against the Roos playing coach, Lucas Block. This was about Ironbank’s only high-light of the day.
Mike A-Z clears the ball from defence. Ross Brooks and Kent “Rowdy” Shillitoe are in support.
Fancy footwork. Young Taylar Marston has made a smooth transition into senior ranks. Here Taylar cleverly caressed the ball with his foot to a Roos player front and square. Taylar booted 4 majors and was involved in numerous goal assists.
The Roos have a new “Cult” Hero, Jed Fioravanti. Tough and uncompromising; Jed has been a valuable team member in season 2015.
Tall timber, Ross Brooks looks ahead for options as Roos key defender stalls his Ironbank opponent.
Consistent performer Tom Hughes in Mail Medal form.
Young defender Ben Pomery. Senior coach, Lucas Block has shown a lot of faith in all the young players in his squad and the kids haven’t let him down.
Another key player in the Roos squad is defender, Bradley Wakefield. He has become a very important and solid member of our team.
The veteran of 292 senior Roo games, former skipper Simon Nunan still a consistent performer.
Caine “Sugar” Jinnette a welcome return to the seniors after an injury.
Round 14 action
Mount Barker 15.14 d Mount Lofty 4.5
Numbers to the ball. Kent “Rowdy” Shillitoe, Henry Pope, Ethan Bell and Liam “The Eskimo” Quinn gang tackle Mt Lofty’s DK Stevens.
Roos skipper, Jarred Chaplin assesses the situation and Stuart Hill applies a strong block.
First gamer Nick Jeavons offers support as Jamie Groutch looks to handball.
Roos ruckman, Luke Giles breaks even with Mt Lofty’s counterpart Sascha Oerhli.
Eyes on the ball, reliable defender Stuart Hill outpoints Mt Lofty’s Sam Hammond.
Round 13 action
Onkas 9.4 v Mount Barker 11.12
“Redheads Rule” Liam “The Eskimo” Quinn and Jed Fioravanti featured highly in the best players at the Dog Kennel Saturday.
Noons with ball firmly in hand about to break from Onkas utility Scott Friend.
Meat in the Roos sandwich. Henry Johnson and Samuel Scott apply enough pressure to cause a turnover.
Young Ethan Bell at full stretch ahead of Onkas Zac Georg-Dent.
Ben Pomery looks very determined as he punches the ball. Nick Hill (9) and Tom Hughes (7) await the outcome.
Mike A-Z comes under heavy pressure from Onkas Ben Hochuli. Kent “Rowdy” Shillitoe looks on.
Reserve Grade action
Young Brooksy about to get a handball away.
Shane “Buddah” Smith takes a strong mark.
Round 12 action
Not only the score-line being excellent; so is Maree “Pom’s” Soup at the Canteen…..
Best on ground Tom Hughes, gets a handball despite the efforts of the Pies Scott Paul and Matthew Roberts.
Gus De Wit gets the jump on Hahndorf’s Scott Purling. Second gamer, Taylar Marston awaits the outcome.
Roos Coach Lucas Block literally blocks his Hahndorf opponent out of the contest. The Roos prevailed by 33 points against the old enemy at Roo Park.
Jed Fioravanti put in another solid performance for the Roos on Saturday.
Welcome back to Ross Brooks; his first game this season; back from injury.
Mark Obushak made a welcome return to the Roos Reservs after a lengthy time on the sidelines after recovering from an injury. Image courtesy Roy Liebich (Hahndorf).
Round 11 action
Mt Barker 16.16 (112) d Echunga 9.9 (63)
Roos skipper, Jarred Chaplin about to take a strong pack mark. Team-mate Ben Pomery finds himself the meat in the sandwich.
Tom Hughes and Echunga skipper, Adam Edwards battle for possession as the ump decides on a ball up.
Echunga’s Shane Maslin applies a strong tackle on the Roos Henry Pope. Pope had the last laugh with the Roos running out comfortable winners by 49 points.
Mike A-Z finds himself outnumbered by four Dees players. Jed Fioravanti waits for the outcome.
Jed Fioravanti gets some heavy attention from his Echunga opponent. Mike A-Z and senior coach Lucas Block (8) are in the right location to crumb the ball.
One of the Roos best; Stuart Hill; recruited from North Adelaide gest a handball away ahead of former Roo (Dwayne Henke) and former Norwood Redleg (Jesse Aish).
Defender, Ben Pomery played like a seasoned campaigner on Saturday. here he dashes from defence with rookie, Samuel Scott looking on.
The Roos Boys singing the club song and as is tradition the “Newbies” are in the centre. (Jed Fioravanti, Taylar Marston and Thomas Griggs)
Reserve Grade action
Round 10 action
Mt Barker 10.8 (68) V Uraidla 10.9 (69)
Nick Hill rises high above the pack in an attempt to take a mark. Unfortunately he spilled this one. Hilly featured in the best players and was solid in defence.
Battle of the Simons; the Roos Simon Nunan and Uraidla’s Simon Ebert do battle for the cherry. Noons has Samuel Scott (left) and Luke Giles (right) in support.
One of the Roos best from Saturday; Kent “Rowdy” Shillatoe about to kick the ball forward with Uri’s Tudor-Tsourtos in hot pursuit. Note the way Kent has placed the sponsor’s product (SPORTSPOWER) for the camera.
Young Tom Griggs takes front position in this marking contest against Uri’s Tom Worley.
Samuel Scott gains possession of the footy despite some strong attention from Uraidla ruckman Matt Down.
“Gus” De Wit has the front running ahead of Uraidla skipper Paul “Pucka” Richards.
Tom Hughes blocks out his Uraidla opponent and allows clear passage for Gus De Wit late in the final term.
Luke A-Z takes a strong contested mark over team-mate Simon Williams. Uraidla’s Tom Kluvanek (7) is about to spoil.
The Roos reserves failed by 17 points and find themselves out of the top five by 4 games. The Roos were more competitive this week after last weeks’ blackout. Roos, pictured from left to right are Tristan Glover, Daniel Stone and Abe Abraham.
Veteran Roos player Daniel Hughes evades the grasp of Uraidla veteran Andrew Moulds.
Round 9 action
Blackwood 15.11 (101) d Mt Barker 14.13 (97)
Defender Nick Hill; is heavily outnumbered by Blackwood’s AJ Ridley, Troy Edwards and Daimon Jones. Roos Coach Lucas Block (rear) is sizing up the situation.
Second gamer, Thomas Griggs charges towards goal with Blackwood’s AJ Ridley in hot pursuit. The Roos, Jack Lores attempts to shepherd Ridley.
Late in the final term and the Roos have made a strong comeback. Here Tom Hughes attempts to break a pack including former Crow Lucas Herbert and Nick Hill looks on from ground level.
Young Ben Pomery gets a kick away despite some attention from Blackwood key forward Dundovic.
Named in the Roos best players, Jed Fioravanti has proved to be a solid acquisition to the Roos senior line up since his transfer from Gepps Cross.
Henry Pope shows some desperation late in the final quarter when the game had to be won.
Caine “Sugar” Jinnette, Luke Giles and Mike A-Z can raffle this ball, Stuart Hill (rear) wants a bit of the action as well.
Roos skipper, Jarred Chaplin gets a handball away despite some pressure from Woods Michael Minuzzo.
Fancy Footwork. Stuart Hill attempts to get boot to ball. Either way the ball went through the big sticks and the Roos scored a goal from this foray late in the final term.
Roos Bradley Wakefield shows desperation on the last line of defence.
Round 8 action
Mt Barker 4.11 (35) v Lobethal 7.8 (50)
Samuel CALLINS finds himself the meat in the Tiger sandwich. Jed Fioravanti comes in to even up the numbers.
In his 285th game for the Roos, Simon NUNAN looks to drive the ball forward. Tigers’ youngster Mitchell WEEKS is in hot pursuit.
Jack Lores is double-teamed by Tigers Alex KUMNICK and Matt JENKIN; as the ball spills free. Other Roos pictured L-R are Ethan BELL, Tom HUGHES, Kent “Rowdy” SHILLITOE (obscured) and Stuart HILL.
Round 7 action
Torrens Valley 23.12 (150) d Mt Barker 15.7 (97)
Young Gun, Samuel CALLINS. Jamie Groutch to the rear and Torrens Valleys Ashley Fawcett.
Ethan Bell gathers the ball as ex Roo Ben “Digger” Hanna comes in to tackle and 100 gamer Tom Hughes lends a hand.
Roos skipper, Jarred Chaplin.
Jed Fioravanti about to spoil the incoming ball ahead of Torrens Valley spearhead John Boras.
Luke Giles has the upper hand in this ruck duel. Stuart Hill, Tom Hughes and Nick Hill await the outcome.
Luke Andruszkiewicz (A to Z); had a great game up forward kicking 8 goals.
Reserve Grade action
Reserve grade action
Big Stonie takes a strong grab
Three Amigos, From right, Stonie, Bradd Lamont and Ben “Bristle” Tarca
Aiden Quinn gets a kick away.
Josh Teakle applies a strong tackle.
Round 6 action
Mt Barker 8.12 (60) v Ironbank 13.6 (84)
Liam Quinn lays a strong tackle on Ironbank’s Mark Harrison. Matt Williams, in his last game for the Roos this season appeals for the free kick. Umpire Ross Wall looks on.
Busy rover, Tyson Scott is set to swoop on a loose ball.
In his 99th senior game for the Roos, Tom Hughes gets a handball away.
Great Scott. Young Samuel Scott has been very impressive in his first two outings in Senior ranks. Scott gets a kick away despite some attention from Ironbank’s Mark Harrison.
“Air Time”. Outnumbered by 3 Ironbank players, Roos skipper, Jarred Chaplin takes a strong chest mark.
Roos best, Matt Williams takes a strong overhead mark.
ROUND 5 action
Mt Lofty 10.7 (67) V Mt Barker 11.8 (74)
Congrats to Senior Colt skipper Samuel “Sam” Scott on his A grade debut. Sam was a very busy player up forward particularly in the first half and then moved to the wing.
Tristan Glover played a very serviceable first up A grade game. Playing mainly in defence; here Tristan is clearing the ball despite some attention from his Mt Lofty counterpart.
Simon Nunan manages to hang onto the footy despite some close attention from Mt Lofty’s Shaun Childs (L) and Daniel Gonzales (R).
Matt “Moonshadow” Williams rises above the pack to give the Roos first use of the footy. Close by are Tom Hughes (7), Simon Williams (rear), Nick Hill and Simon Nunan
Groutchy is determined not to cough the ball up despite a strong tackle from two Mt Lofty Devils. Tom Hughes (L) and Luke A-Z are on hand to assist. Umpire Kim Graham (rear) appears to have seen an infringement.
High flying Roos from left Nick Hill, Kent Shillitoe, Simon Williams and Luke A-Z a formidable last line of defence at Goat Park on Saturday.
“Jumping” Jack Lores launches towards goal in the third quarter. Lores was instrumental in the Roos fightback. The Roos came from a 3 goal deficit to defeat Mt Lofty by 7 points.
Bradley Wakefield offloads a handball as Jamie Groutch looks on.
ROUND 4 action
Mt Barker 12.11 (83) d Onkaparinga Valley 10.4 (64)
Welcome back “Johnno”. Roos spearhead, Henry Johnson takes a strong contested mark in the last quarter and was able to convert and give the Roos some breathing space.
Simon Nunan “Noons” throws himself into this contest. Watching on are Gus De Wit, Tom Scott and many of Noon’s senior colts who are on the clubroom balcony.
Matt “Moon Shadow” Williams and Onkas Sam Ferraro appear to have a “Dead Heat” in this Ruck contest. Willy was adjudged 2nd best for the Roos and Ferraro 4th for the Doggies.
Roos best Stuart Hill storms forward and no-one is going to stop him. Hill went on to boot 4 majors in the Roos first win for 2015.
Roos Skipper Jarred Chaplin gets a kick away despite the desperate efforts of Onkas playing coach Ryan McGahey.