Rovers in Chatham Cup extra-time thriller

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Queenstown Rovers player Jay Hardwick (left) jostles with Roslyn-Wakari’s Josh Hay during their nail-biting Chatham Cup soccer fixture last Saturday. 

The Rovers lost 1-0 after Roslyn-Wakari scored in extra-time during the hard-fought match at the Events Centre in Frankton. 

It means the Rovers are now out of the Chatham Cup, a nationwide knockout tournament. 

Rovers player Luke Baldock says: “In regulation time the teams were very evenly matched but unfortunately we went down to a well-taken header in the second period of extra time. We hit the bar a couple of minutes later but it wasn’t to be.” 

Striker Ian Low was the Rovers’ man-of-the-match. 

Rovers play Green Island away in Dunedin this Saturday in the Footballsouth Premier League.