Season Review: Gunning Roos

George Tooke Shield

Position: 8th
Win/Loss/Draw: 3-12-1
Points For: 155
Points Against: 622

The Gunning Roos enjoyed an improved season in every aspect as they claimed three wins and a draw for the season.

After the opening four rounds, the Roos had already surpassed their efforts from 2017 as they claimed a win against ADFA and a draw against the UC Grizzlies.

After losing their next four matches, Gunning defeated ADFA for the second time. Once again, the Roos lost their next four matches which included a narrow 16-10 loss against Bungendore.

Gunning defeated Binalong 14-12 in Round 15 to pick up their third win for the year. The Roos were handed heavy losses against Harden and North Canberra to finish the season.

Gunning managed to more than triple the number of points they scored and conceded 120 points less than they did in 2017.

Ladies League Tag

Position: 6th
Win/Loss/Draw: 8-8-0
Points For: 238
Points Against: 242

They didn’t finish any higher on the ladder than they did the previous year but the Rooetts claimed an extra three wins as they narrowly missed out on a finals place.

Gunning started the year with three wins and three losses and their season followed that pattern as they didn’t win more than two consecutive games but also didn’t lose more than two games in a row.

A Round 14 win over eventual finalists Bungendore was a particular highlight, while they also defeated Boorowa and North Canberra who both took part in this year’s finals series.

The Rooettes scored over 70 points more than they did the previous year and remarkably conceded the exact same number of points.

Season Highlight

It was a solid year of improvement in both grades for Gunning but the performances in the League Tag competition were a standout.

As mentioned above, a 22-4 win over defending Premiers Bungendore was a standout result.

Photo from Gunning Roos and Rooettes Facebook Page

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