Three from three: league teams destined for semi finals

The Boorowa/Harden Youth league team go into their match three points clear of Crookwell after defeating Yass last week. Photo by Sharon Hinds.
The Boorowa/Harden Youth league team go into their match three points clear of Crookwell after defeating Yass last week. Photo by Sharon Hinds.

This weekend sees the final round of the regular season of local rugby league when Boorowa hosts the Crookwell Green Devils at the Boorowa Showground on Saturday.

All three of the local teams are heading for the semi finals the following week regardless of results this weekend.

They will be looking to fine tune their games for the tough challenges ahead with the Roverettes and Roverettes destined to play in elimination finals whilst the Youth league will play in a major semi final.

Further details of these finals will be in next week’s bulletin.

Saturday will see the traditional Ladies’ Day festivities take place with the actioned packed Ladies’ Day tent entertaining everyone at the cost of a gold coin donation.

All proceeds raised on the day will go to the Boorowa Hospital Auxiliary who do such outstanding work for our local medical facility.

The tent will be open from 11am with the Roverettes due to kick off at noon against the Crookwell She-Devils.

Then at 1.10pm the red hot Youth league side will take on Crookwell followed by the George Tooke Shield clash of the titans when the Rovers take on Crookwell at 2.30pm.

Last week saw the Rovers have an enforced week off with ADFA forfeiting to Boorowa.

Whilst the weekend did allow the locals a weekend off to nurse all those niggling injuries at this time of year, it’s hoped it didn’t slow the momentum gained the previous week when they defeated North Canberra.

The Roverettes continued to impress as they demolished ADFA by 44-0.

Regardless of the result against Crookwell on Saturday, they will finish in either fourth or fifth spot with North Canberra and Gunning playing one another for the other finals position in what is virtually an elimination final match one week early.

The Roverettes have the luxury of knowing they are semi final bound after a hard fought win over North Canberra two weeks ago by just 8-6.

The Boorowa/Harden Youth league team go into their match three points clear of Crookwell in second spot so this weekends game will be of a physiological benefit only.

The locals claimed a massive scalp last weekend defeating Yass by 10-8 in hard fought victory.

They trailed by 8-0 at half time but this team has shown plenty of resilience all season and bounced back in the second stanza for a gritty victory.

In the main game on Saturday, Boorowa will be out to avenge a massive loss to Crookwell in round one.

It will be a different story on Saturday, with Boorowa having the home ground advantage.

The Rovers were impressive in their last start win over another finals contender in North Canberra and will be hoping to build on that form against Premiership favourites Crookwell.

With some reasonable weather forecast, what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon, then by watching our three local footy teams and enjoying all the fun of Ladies’ Day.

With all three of our teams semi final bound, let’s get behind your teams that have done us so proud this season.