TRINITY Old Scholars’ four-game winning streak came to an end after it succumbed to top-of-the-table Rosewater by 29 points in division six of the Adelaide Footy League on Saturday.
The TOSers were hindered by losing star forward Alex Cotter, Matt Gibson and Terry Collyns through work and injuries, but started well and led by two goals at half-time.
Rosewater forced its way back into the match in the third term, capitalising on Trinity’s missed opportunities to take the lead.
The TOSers trailed by just seven points at three-quarter-time, but were held to just two behinds in the final stanza as victory slipped away.
Trinity coach Stephen Couzner said losing his star trio was no excuse for the loss.
“Not a lot went wrong, but not a lot went right,” he said.
“They’re really fast, we were in front by a couple of goals at halftime, but we should’ve been more in front.
“We dominated the second term and didn’t put it on the board.
“Gibbo getting injured, Cotter out, and Collyns injuring himself on the Friday night probably unsettled us, we lost all our forwards, but that’s no excuse.
“We were good enough in the first half to dominate.
“Rosewater got it going, they had a patch in the fourth quarter and kicked three goals quickly.
“They’re a very offensive side, they run and gun.”
The competition will take the week off due to the June long weekend, and the TOSers will return to face an under-performing Elizabeth.
“We’ll just freshen up this week, the Eagles had a good win against Greenacres – the next fortnight for us after the bye is important,” Couzner said.
“We can put Elizabeth out of finals contention.
“We play a lot of the good sides in the first four or five weeks, and then have a break where we play the lower sides.”