Roosters unfazed by United

TWO Wells produced a stellar defensive display to defeat United by 66 points in Adelaide Plains A-grade football on Saturday.
The Roosters restricted the Tigers to just one goal for the first half, kicking 6.5 to 1.3.
It didn’t get any easier for United after the half-time break, as it was held to just 3.5 in the second half to Two Wells’ 9.3.
Rooster Michael Abdilla was sensational with three goals, while Bryce Hart worked hard in defence all day.
Two Wells coach Neville Seccafien said it was tough conditions for footy.
“The wind had a real effect as it pushed it over the one flank,” he said.
“It was a strong breeze, but it wasn’t a huge advantage, although it was hard to score into it.
“I thought our run and carry is what did it for us, our decision making with the footy and the preparedness to run and share it, and the work rate was big.”
The Roosters’ mentor was delighted with his side’s defensive work rate.
“Bryce Hart had a good four-quarter effort, Tyrell (Hocking) was good again, in the last quarter he just turned it on,” he said.
“Noah (Barnett) in the last month, he’s not the fastest guy, but his poise and decision making, has been really good in the midfield.”
Meanwhile, Balaklava enjoyed a percentage-boosting 249-point triumph over Angle Vale.
Shane Moss and Jason McPharlin had a field day, sharing 28 of their side’s 39 goals evenly between them.
Both are on track to crack the 100 goal barrier this season.
For the Owls, Jay Rathmann booted two.
Elsewhere, Mallala kept its top two aspirations alive by belting Hummocks Watchman by 87 points.
Troy Algar made it nine goals in two games with a bag of five, while Joel Montgomerie was best on ground.
Tait Nottle was the only multiple goal kicker for the Eagles, kicking two of his side’s three majors.
In the final match, Virginia defeated Hamley Bridge by 98 points.
Sean Hee had one of his best games of the year with five majors, while Brendon Niklaus returned from suspension with a bag of four.
For the Bombers, Connor Buckby and Terry Baker kicked two each.

Jack Hudson


Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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