Photo: Yass Roos vs Googong Hogs (Andrew Henell)
The Yass Roos took home another win at Joe O’Connor Park on Saturday defeating the Googong Hogs 16.12 (108) to 3.9 (27).
Although a dreary day, the weather held off for the 81-point win with plenty of contributors across the park.
After a 6-point loss to the Southern Cats in Round 5 last week, Assistant Coach Jarrad Forlonge said this week everyone did their job and the team showed consistency throughout the match.
“When we’re consistent, we’re very good but then when we have those little inconsistent patches, we can be pretty poor.”
In the end, the score took care of itself although the coaching team generally prioritise a well-played and consistent game of footy over the final result any day.
Three key players returned after a break recovering from injuries, slotting seamlessly back into the team and aiding in the win but one player was out due to sickness.
Jarrad said after their win over the weekend and with several players returning from injuries the team is chugging along at full strength and confident of another win in next week’s clash.
Currently third on the ladder, the Yass Roos are set to kick off at 2pm on Saturday, May 21 at Joe O’Connor Park against the Molonglo Juggernauts.
“If we can put in a consistent performance on the weekend, I don’t see it being too much of an issue and we should get the win, but you don’t really ever know that.”
“We’re at home again this weekend and we had a really good crowd up at Joe O’Connor Park last weekend,” he said. “We’d love to get the crowd there again.”
“We really enjoy the atmosphere when there’s a full crowd up there on the hill, I think it just adds that little bit of motivation.”
There’s been a common theme this season of players missing a week due to COVID-19 or other sickness and Jarrad said the Roos have probably had a player out every round.
“It’s frustrating but not surprising, at least we sort of know that it’s just a one-week thing and then they’ll be right to go next week.”
But looking on the bright side, Jarrad said the missing players have allowed other less experienced players more field time and a win to gain some confidence.
“Moving forward, if we can have about 25 to 30 players who are all capable of being in the team at any given point, it makes it easy when players do have to miss out if they’re sick or something like that.”
By Brianna O’Rourke