‘Roos prove no match for the mighty Inverell Saints

Inverell's Michael Gould comes over the back and looks to tap the ball to Gregg Falkenberg. Photo: Peter Hardin
Inverell's Michael Gould comes over the back and looks to tap the ball to Gregg Falkenberg. Photo: Peter Hardin

Inverell Saints marched their way to Tamworth on Saturday to take on the Tamworth Kangaroos.

Both the men’s and women’s teams came away victorious proving the Roos no match for the mighty Saints.

Saints’ men had a great win 27.13.175 to 11.7.73 against a struggling Tamworth side.

Best players for the day were Tyler Desbourogh, Mike Gould, Greg Faulkenberg, Luke Selig, Ben Ellis and Marli Gobbert. 

Young gun Marli Gobbert was on fire kicking 11 goals with Mike Gould kicking 8 and Greg Faulkenberg 4. 

Men’s coach Justin Pay said players responded well to instructions at quarter time and lifted with intensity and pressure to have a stellar second quarter.

“The sides fitness and structure were key elements in a decisive victory,” Pay said.

The women’s team stay undefeated notching up their fifth win for the year. It was a top of the ladder match against The Roos and it was always going to be a tough game as there is not much between the two teams.

Inverell Saints women’s coach Richard Gleeson said, historically, the Roos had always been a strong team.

“They are a very tough team especially at home, so to beat them on their own turf was pretty pleasing,” he said.

The Saints came out strong kicking two goals in the first quarter with great defence from Ashleigh Cox in the back line along with new comer Madeleine Ball keeping the opposition scoreless until late in the second quarter. 

Saints controlled the ball in the middle with outstanding play by captain Clare McCosker along with the skill and speed shown by young Kelsie Julius.

Inverell fielded a strong 21 women team.

“We have a strong squad of women with ample of players turning up to training each week, our team varies each Saturday due to the vast number of players. It’s great to see how strong the women’s league is getting,” Gleeson said.

The Saints’ men travel to Narrabri this weekend to take on the Eagles while both the women’s and junior teams have a two-week break.