Saucony Triumph 10
The game was played in cold conditions and in front of a small crowd, Roopena getting off to a great start, kicking the first goal of the game.
West showed it still has what it takes to defend its premiership title, but needs all players fit, as it still has a few players out through injury, while Roopena need to play four quarters of football, not just two as it has in the past couple of games.
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Strong second half for the Dragons
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A late consolation goal to Roopena saw the margin reduced to 70 points, all Dragon supporters gladdened by the return to form of star player Brannan Everett in his second game of the season after a long layoff through injury.
West took a little time to settle, some of the players finding the cold conditions not to their liking.
It was a good team performance by the Dragons, having many good players, none better than Kode Patterson.
Despite Roopena kicking the first goal of the second half, it was all one way traffic as West kicked the next 10 goals of the game, Roopena having no answer to the great running, pressure and ball skills of all the Dragon players.
Patterson was everywhere, picking up many possessions and using them to advantage for his team.
For Roopena, its best players were much harder to pick, very few putting in a four quarter effort, with Josh Waugh, Kane Grund, Joshua Smith and Michael Maher trying their best.
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But it was not to be, West kicking the next 10 goals as it got completely on top, its running players and good use of the ball surprising most of the Roos players, West completely dominating the second half.
a solid contributor and ruckman Aaron Smith had the better of Roopena's Daniel Stringer all game.
West led by 20 points at the long break and when Roopena kicked the first goal of the second half, it appeared we might have a close contest on our hands.
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West kicked the next three goals, Roopena getting one back very late in the quarter, West holding a slender seven point lead at the first break.
Roopena kicked the first two goals of the second quarter to take the lead, but then West got its running game going to kick the next four goals to take a handy 20 point lead into the long break.
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