Rest and recovery for Rovers ahead of must win games

The Rovers will need to round out the regular season with wins under their belts if they are any chance of playing finals. Photo: Sharon Hinds
The Rovers will need to round out the regular season with wins under their belts if they are any chance of playing finals. Photo: Sharon Hinds

Last weekend saw all matches of the George Tooke Shield abandoned, mainly due to saturated and unplayable grounds and the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

The week off may have given players a chance to recover from a few injuries, however with Burrangong withdrawing from the competition in the mens, the Boorowa Rovers will get another week off this weekend with a bye.

The Rovers will probably need to win all their last three games if they are to feature in finals action.

They have two of the last three at home with the next game being against Harden at the Boorowa Showground.

Whilst Harden defeated Boorowa comfortably just a few weeks ago, the Rovers will be a different proposition on their home turf.

If Boorowa can contain the Harden forward pack, they should have a great chance of winning.

Meanwhile the Roverettes will still play Burrangong in the league tag at Cranfield oval in Young commencing at 12.40pm on Saturday.

The Roverettes are assured of a semi final spot, its just a matter of where they finish.

If they can win this week, they should finish in the top three and in doing so get the double chance in the semifinals.

The Harden/Boorowa U19s was abandoned as well against Crookwell last Saturday, and this week they clash with the Gungahlin Bulls.

They are at home on Saturday at McLean Oval in Harden commencing at 10.30am.

After their incredible win against Queanbeyan Blues, they will be out to upset another one of the heavyweight teams in the competition.

In other George Tooke Shield matches this weekend, the UC Stars take on Bungendore, North Canberra host Boomanulla, Crookwell are at home against Binalong whilst the match of the round sees Cootamundra take on Harden.

So, if you need a fix of local footy, get along to McLean Oval in Harden to see our U19s at 10.30am and then slip across to Cranfield Oval in Young to see the Roverettes strut their stuff against Burrangong commencing at 12.40pm.

Enjoy your footy.