Valleys and Roosters will face off at the weekend. Matt Craven kicks for goal.
Valleys and Roosters will face off at the weekend. Matt Craven kicks for goal. Christopher Chan

Roosters flying high and planning to stay there

THE Calliope Roosters will be aiming to stay near the top of the ladder when they play the Valleys on Sunday afternoon.

Having only been bested once this year, the Roosters' confidence is high as they head into the match.

"We have only lost once this year so it is not going too bad for us this year," Roosters president Trevor Huth said.

The hot start to the year has everybody at the club happy about the remainder of the season, but getting through the middle parts of the year is regarded as being key.

The match this weekend should be a little different with the loss of a few players from the Roosters squad, but Huth said he believed that this would not have too big an impact on the outcome. "We have a fair few out with injury plus a few away," he said.

"I'm expecting Blake Lazarus to shine, and the forward pack will be very strong.

"We also have a classy fullback in Isaac Gordon."

Huth expects a Valleys side which is fit and ready to battle on Sunday, and knows his side will be prepared properly.

"They will be a tough side," Huth said.

"They are always well drilled. Our boys will have to be on their games."

No doubt the match will turn out to be a thriller for all.

The day for the sides kicks off at 8am with the juniors before ultimately finishing with the A-grade match.