Sport

Mixed day for Roar sides

By Cobram Courier

Reserve men

Cobram Roar 1 d Melrose 2

Under-18s

Cobram Roar 9 d Melrose 2

Roar got off to a flying start against Melrose, with the first goal coming in the first seven minutes.

The side played great, kept the ball moving and made it hard for Melrose to take possession of the ball.

The side scored four more goals in the first half, including two from Hamish Sweeny and Anthony Corso.

Cobram was even hungrier in the second half and players kept giving it their all.

Corso went onto scored another two goals.

The coach moved Coner Dodson to striker and he did not disappoint, scoring three goals.

Captain Cooper Sorrenti may not have scored but he played a big role for the side, assisting a number of the goals.

Under-14s

Cobram Roar 3 lost to Melrose 5

Cobram played a difficult match against third-place Melrose.

The side started strongly, pressuring the Melrose defence from the opening whistle.

Cobram scored the first goal of the match after a great run by Jake Kalz.

Melrose responded with two quick goals to have the lead at the break.

The second half saw Melrose continue its fast-paced attack.

Stand-in keeper Jordan Kelly made several great saves, but Melrose found the back of the net a further three times in the match.

Thomas Corso scored Cobram’s second goal from a penalty shot.

Unfortunately for Melrose, Cobram’s third goal came from a defender’s mis-timed kick.

The loss sees Cobram move to fifth on the ladder and next weekend the side takes on top-placed Wangaratta.

Under-13s

Cobram Roar 14 d Melrose 1

Roar was at home again, taking on Melrose in wet and chilly conditions.

The first half saw Roar dominate with multiple goal scorers, with Jake Kalz kicking four goals, Sam Hurlston scoring two and Jesse Wakeman and Jackson Koopman scoring one each before half-time.

Thomas Corso, Lara Hyde, Sonny Rowe and Lachlan Kelly were kept busy in defence and Jordan Kelly made some great saves as keeper in the first half.

Melrose scored one goal.

The second half saw Harry Paterson score a brace and Koopman score another two, with Kalz and Hurlston scoring another goal each.

Roar remains in top spot, ahead of a match against third-placed Wangaratta this weekend.

Under-12s

Cobram Roar 5 d Melrose 1

In cooler conditions, Roar was once again slow out of the blocks.

Fortunately, the defence was strong, keeping Melrose goalless.

Once Roar found momentum, George Wiles was able to, score giving Cobram a one-goal lead going into half-time.

Once the whistle blew to start the second half, Roar hit the ground running with a quick goal kicked by Mikael Corso.

This goal gave Roar a boost with another three goals kicked before the end of the game — another by Corso and two for Sam Hurlston.

It was another great team effort, with everyone contributing to the win.