The Yass Roos took their winning streak to nine with an 83 point win against the Goulburn Swans this weekend.

Celebrating their Ladies Day and against their traditional rivals, the Roos were greeted by a vocal home crowd at Joe O’Connor Park.

The Roos had demolished Goulburn in their previous encounter in round 6 by 136 points, and elements of complacency would’ve been understandable in a 1st vs 10th game this late in the season.

Nevertheless, the Roos burst out with a six-goal to one opening term, with their efficiency in front of goal, the most notable and pleasing story from the quarter.

The second quarter was a bit more of an arm wrestle, as Goulburn failed to score a goal but managed to slow the Roos attack down. The scores at halftime were Yass 9.7-61 to Goulburn 1.5-11.

Izaiah Lomax gets a kick away in his return game

The third quarter told a very similar tale, with the Roos managing only two goals but holding Goulburn to a scoreless quarter.

The final term was much the same, as the Roos ground out a win that they’ll no doubt take, but in a game where they arguably played one-quarter of good footy.

The final scores were Yass 14.13-97, defeating Goulburn 1.8-14.

The win came from three goals to Fraser Cloney and two each to Darcy Paine, Sam Williams and Joshua Horrobin. Amongst the best players were Coach Dominic Johns, Darcy Paine, wily veteran Thomas Lemmon, and young gun Jake Collins.

Despite the end scoreline, the Swans boys, who played the entire game without a bench, fought hard until the final siren, as they always seem to do when these two sides play. With the win, the Roos retained the Gerard Kerin Burn-ass Cup and will now head into their final game of the regular season against the ADFA Rams, with the minor premiership very much in reach.

Perhaps even more importantly, the Roos wore their pink strip and raised over $1500 for Yass Can Assist.

Max O’Driscoll