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Round 1, 2015 - Match Report

The Roosters debut season in 2014 was a successful one. We weren’t able to make it all the way to the Grand Final, but both the Red & Blue Team made their way to the Semi-finals and we were the only Club in the C4 competition to do so.

After only just missing out on playing in 2 Grand Finals, the Roosters had to step up their pre-season and put in the hard yards to ensure we were ready for Round 1 and our 2015 campaign.

From January 14, it was clear to see that we had made some noise last year, not only on the field, but also in the community. The Roosters are proud to welcome 46 new players to the club. The boys put in the hard yards, worked together and had an exciting pre-season that showcased some serious talent.

The Roosters are planning another trip to the finals in 2015.  

Round 1 (11 April 2015) – Cottesloe Roosters vs Nollamara Cougars


The opening game saw new Red Team Coach – Stewart ‘Taggs’ McTaggart make his Roosters debut along with 14 new players. The Roosters started strong by banging the first few goals on the board and things looked promising. With the Blue Team cheering the boys on, it was Disco Denys Murphy who got everyone really excited as he soccered his first ever Roosters goal late in the 1st quarter. 

The Roosters momentum stopped at Quarter time. Nollamara capitalised on some selfish team footy and were able to kick back into the game and surge ahead kicking with the breeze as half time approached. The boys had gotten themselves into trouble and it was going to take a lot of teamwork to get back into the lead.

After a couple of masterstrokes and position changes from Coach Taggs, The Roosters came out fired up and ready to get back into the game.

Captain Ben Green showed his true leadership potential and got the boys up an about with some inspiring words. Debutants Ben Brydon and Eamon O’Neil worked tirelessly all day, and with that the game begun to turn when Jamie Pickles and Julian Mitchell were thrown in the middle and the Roosters banged on 11 straight goals to make sure the game was out of reach for Nollamara.

The goals were shared around as the Roosters ran out winners.

Cottesloe Roosters Red Team 15.19.109 def. Nollamara Reserves 6.10.46

Round 1 (11 April 2015) – Cottesloe Roosters vs Nollamara Cougars


After a fantastic come-from-behind win by the Red Team, the Blue Team was pumped up and ready to go. There were 8 players making their Roosters debut, but the Nollamara team was virtually unknown by all. The Roosters had to make sure that they were focused on working hard together and playing smart footy.

The Blue Team started the game strong after winning the toss to kick with the breeze. At the opening bounce big man Ryan Barnett won the tap and hit Nelson Wheeler on the move and headed towards goal…. one bounce… goal!!! The Roosters were on the board in the opening seconds. In the first 10 minutes, the Roosters had control of the game and Nollamara looked like they were in for a long day. Hayden Bennett looked unstoppable and booted 3 1st quarter goals. But, despite the early dominance, Nollamara were able to stay in touch by kicking 3 goals to the Roosters 6.

The boys must have been watching the 2nd Quarter of the Red’s game earlier, because the Roosters fell asleep and everything fell apart. Nollamara kicked away to a 4 goal lead as the half time siren sounded.

The coaches weren’t happy and let the boys know about it at half time. The Roosters had to lift their intensity, start communicating with each other and increase their defensive pressure if they were going to come back and snatch the win.

Just like the Red Team, the Blue boys responded after a spray and a few changes. Alex Crockett had a huge second half after being given and run-with job on one of Nollamara’s dangerous midfielders.

Clay Wooles was dominant in the second half setting up multiple forward 50 entries resulting in plenty Roosters goals. Robbie Kerr and James Barrie were challenged by the coaches at half time to lift… and they responded booting 5 goals between them in the 3rd Quarter.

Heading into the 4th Quarter the Roosters had a 3 goal lead. Nollamara didn’t have the legs to go with the Roosters as the game begun to open up. Despite the howling head wind, the Roosters were in control and were able to add a couple more goals to the scoreboard.

After an average 1st half, just like the Red Team – the Blue Team responded and powered home to an impressive team victory.

 Cottesloe Roosters Blue 15.11.101 def. Nollamara League 12.8.80