Sunday Wrap: Round 12

22 July 2014 Written by HRSC

Just over half way through the season and most of our teams faced off with teams they played in Round 1.

For our Premier first team it was a chance to avenge a 5-2 defeat to Kingsley back in April. Despite a slow start to the game for the Rovers the midfield trio of Dec Peters, Harry Davis and Shaun Gibbons started to exert their influence. From some smart play out of the back from Matty Bell, a Dec Peters pass found Steve Kruit in on goal and able to lob the keeper for  a 1-0 half-time lead.

The second half started like the first with Kingsley in the ascendency. Pressure finally told when they converted from a corner. Again Hamersley worked their way back and a mazy run and shot by Damon Whitbread hit a Kingsley leg and went in. Whitbread was again the creator when another great run down the left saw his cross hit a Kingsley arm and the ref pointed to the spot. Captain Dec Peters made no mistake for a 3-1 lead. It was soon 4-1 as a neat exchange of passes found full-back Conor Fullard in the box but before he could shoot he was bundled over by former Rover Jesse Higgins. Peters again applied the finish from the resulting penalty.

Seemingly set for the win the game took a late twist when Kingsley scored two late goals to set up a frantic finish. Hammers scored a 5th after a goal mouth scramble and shot by Gibbons was flicked in by Danny Fowler. Kingsley wouldn’t lay down and got another back to make it 5-4 and a total of 8 second half goals.  Much to everyone’s relief the final whistle went and Rovers had secured a vital 3 points to left them up to 8th on the table.

Rovers Reserves went 2-0 up thanks to a brace from Dan Willis but Kingsley came back into the game and scored a late equaliser for a 2-2 draw.

Division 4 played well despite being under-manned but didn’t finish the chances they had which the opposition Curtin University did for a 4-0 result. Division 4 Reserves were also low on numbers but were also unlucky to lose 2-0.

Ladies I came up against 2nd placed Stirling Panthers. The Hamersley girls never gave them an inch of space and 30 minutes into the first half a well-timed long ball from defender Ella Kerman put speedy striker Michelle Oveinikovas through the centre of their defence and a superb left foot strike put us up 1-0. From that moment on Rovers shut up shop and Stirling never even looked like scoring. Ladies II proved too strong for Curtin University winning 8-0.

Social I went down to Wembley Downs 3-1. Social II lost 4-2 to Kingsley despite being 2-0 up. Social III unfortunately had to forfeit their game due to low numbers.

Masters I took on bottom of the table Wembley but didn’t have things their own way drawing 4-4 after being 4-2 down. Masters II travelled up to Carramar and came away with a 4-1 victory.



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