The Yass Roos had another colossal victory this weekend, winning 136-0 against the Goulburn Swans and winning back the Gerard Kerin Burn-ass Cup.
The Roos were slow out the gates in the first term, wasting some very gettable chances early and entered the first break with a 24-0 lead.
The second quarter told a similar tale, with the Roos dominating the play but not impacting the scoreboard as much as they would’ve liked.
The third term was where the Roos were most dominant, kicking 7 goals and again holding the Swans to without a chance to score.
The Swans refused to give up all day and although the scoreboard didn’t reflect it, were competitive around the contest, epitomised by the physicality of the final term.
Whilst last week there were multiple big goal kickers, this week the star of the show was Sam Williams, who finished the game with nine majors, seeing him move to second in the competition goal kicking.
Amongst the other players to perform well were Elliot Johns, who kicked two goals, and the returning Jacob Negri, who looked like he hadn’t missed a step in his first game for season 2021.
The 136-point win means the Roos edge tantalisingly close to catching percentage leaders ANU, and in the past two weeks have scored a combined 372 points and conceded only 2.
Last week’s win may appear more impressive on paper, but the Roos went into this week’s game missing a few key players, and the Swans were comfortably more competitive than the Tricolours from the week before.
The Roos have the bye this week, with a battle against Yass Valley rivals, the Murrumbateman Eagles at Joe O’Connor Park, the following week.
The Murrumbateman Eagles will undoubtedly be disappointed this week, going down 166-22 against the ADFA Rams.
The Eagles were competitive, without the scores being close in the opening three terms, with the score at 66-8 as they headed into the final break.
The fourth quarter was where the Rams very much ran over the top of the Eagles, piling on 16 goals in a 100-point final term.
“Credit to ADFA they had plenty of run, plenty of spring about them and used the ball well.”
“We just didn’t step up to the plate and were behind from the start,” said Eagles Coach Brent Fraser.
Speaking on his side’s inferior fourth term, Brent did not mince his words.
“They got way too many easy, easy goals. It was terrible.”
“Unavailabilities are obviously hurting us with injuries and guys away.”
“It was a disappointing day, and it just shows where we are at, and we still have Yass to come. Hopefully, we can get some guys back, but if not, it is what it is; that’s footy,” he said.
Cameron Evans finished the game with 2 goals, whilst Brent Fraser, David Guttler and Jarred Ranieri named amongst the Eagles best.
The loss sees the Eagles fall a game and over 100 percentage points outside the top four, with a now vital clash next week against the Googong Hogs in Googong.