Beanies For Brain Cancer as Atherton host Cairns

This Saturday, July 27 Atherton Roosters will host Cairns Brothers in three grades at Mungalli Creek Stadium.

The Round 16 clash is also the club's 'Beanies for Brain Cancer' fundraiser and will see the fifth-placed Rooster at home to the fourth-placed Brothers side in what should be a classic match. 

All spectators and supporters are urged to 'Beanie Up' for Brain Cancer by purchasing a $25 beanie in support of the Mark Hughes Foundation in the quest to defeat brain cancer.

Cairns Brothers travelled away last weekend where they had a 24-12 win over Mareeba.

Atherton are also coming off a strong win against Kangaroos and with only two points between them on the ladder, both sides will be hoping to continue their winning momentum.

Cairns Brothers will travel away to chilly Atherton this Saturday to clash with Atherton Roosters Photo: Maria Girgenti
Cairns Brothers will travel away to chilly Atherton this Saturday to clash with Atherton Roosters Photo: Maria Girgenti

With only five rounds left in the normal season and competition for top spots tight, both A Grade teams will be keen to register a win to gain valuable two points as they push for a finals berth.

The last time these teams met in Round 4 at Stan Williams Park, Cairns Brothers defeated Atherton 28-18 to end the Roosters three-game winning streak. 

Last Saturday, Atherton ran in 30 unanswered points in the second half and registered a 36-12 win over Kangaroos at Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium.

A second half 'shut-out' from Atherton saw them run away with the game after trailing 12-6 at halftime.

Try scorers for Atherton were Nigel Woodleigh 2, Pio Seci 2, Ned Blackman 2 and Sam Harreman 1.

Atherton Roosters will be in action this weekend against Cairns Brothers Photo: Maria Girgenti
Atherton Roosters will be in action this weekend against Cairns Brothers Photo: Maria Girgenti

After leading 36-4 at halftime, the Roosters reserve grade side kept the Kangaroos scoreless in the second half and were too good for the blee and gold with a punishing 64-4 win.

Atherton crossed for 11 tries with four pointers scored by Darren Ball 3, Tony Woodleigh 2, Darcy Taylor 2, Darcey Lacey 1, Travis Jenkins 1, Matt Baillie 1, and Marcus Pedro 1.

Atherton won the Under 18 game on a forfeit. 

Atherton Roosters host Cairns Brothers this Saturday which is also the club's Beanie For Brain Cancer round raising funds for Mark Hughes Foundation Photo: Maria Girgenti
Atherton Roosters host Cairns Brothers this Saturday which is also the club's Beanie For Brain Cancer round raising funds for Mark Hughes Foundation Photo: Maria Girgenti

The club would love for as many partners, supporters and community members to attend the game wearing a beanie and to share photos on social media using the following tags: #mhfbeanie #beanieforbraincancer #athertonroosters

Anyone who doesn’t get a chance to purchase a MHF beanie is encouraged to come dressed in their best beanie, make a donation at the game and show their support.

Further information can be found by visiting the website: Mark Hughes Foundation

The action packed day kicks off at 4pm with the Under 18 game; followed by Reserve Grade at 5.30pm and A Grade at 7pm.

Future Roosters in the Under 6 and Under 7 teams are stars in the making and will be in the spotlight playing throughout the breaks. 

Main image: Atherton Roosters who are currently sitting fifth on the ladder will clash with fourth placed Cairns Brothers on Saturday Photo: Maria Girgenti

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