AFL news 2022: Jarryd Roughead plays for Gormandale Tigers, Carlton Draft series, local footballer, former Hawthorn Hawks legend, video

Hawthorn legend Jarryd Roughead bagged two goals for Gormandale as the latest ex-champion to play for a local footy club.Hawthorn legend Jarryd Roughead bagged two goals for Gormandale as the latest ex-champion to play for a local footy club in the Carlton Draft Series.But it wasn’t enough as Roughead’s Tigers fell to old rivals Glengarry by 35 points, 16.15 (111) to 12.4 (76), in the annual Onley-Lang Trophy clash in the Gippsland Football Netball Competition clash as a crowd of 2,000 watched on. Watch every blockbuster AFL match this weekend Live & Ad-Break Free In-Play on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-Days Free Now >The 35-year old lined up at full forward alongside Gormandale cult figure Jarryd Garlick and provided a strong marking target all day, setting up a goal in the opening term to reduce his team’s deficit to six points at quarter time.Roughead then set up another major early in the second period, but Glengarry got on top through the middle of the ground despite a classic Roughead goal on the lead to see Gormandale trail rail by 28 points at the main break.Glengarry continued to have all the play in the third quarter, although Roughead led a spirited comeback from Gormandale including s right foot snap out of the ruck before setting up another.Glengarry kicked two late goals in the third term to take a 26-point advantage into the final change, prompting Gormandale coach Chris Potledge to move Roughead onto the wing.The former Hawks star responded by drawing by drawing a holding the ball free kick, but he wasn’t able to convert the set shot as Glengarry kicked away.It ended a two-game winning streak for Carlton Draft players (overall 2-3) after Shaun Burgoyne’s heroics for the Dalyston Magpies last weekend and Dale Thomas’ for the Nhill Tigers the week prior.“How good has this Carlton Draft been for regional football and hopefully getting to the suburbs next year as well,” Brisbane Lions great Jonathan Brown said on Fox Footy’s Best on Ground. “’Roughy’ was fantastic, he’d be even better after the match.”Gormandale — a small town in eastern Victoria between Yarram and Traralgon — has been doing it tough in recent times, both financially and due to the effects of Covid, with their on-field results suffering as a result. After having the 2020 season cancelled due to the pandemic, the club’s average losing margin in 2021 was 123 points, while they have won one game this season. Roughead unfortunately couldn’t lift Gormandale to victory on the day, and he even admitted playing on the damp surface following the heavy downpour in the regional area in recent weeks wasn’t his strong suit. “Driving down today I was like, ‘yep, sunny, picked the best weekend.’ I get here and the vice-president says, ‘sorry mate, we’ve done 150mm (of rain) the last two weeks.’ I was like, ‘oh, awesome’”! He told Fox Footy. But the people at the club looked after Roughead after the game, revealing the first thing he was handed post-match was a “red can” (of Carlton Draught).Roughead won four premierships and booted 587 goals for Hawthorn across his distinguished 283-game career before retiring at the end of the 2019 season. He also claimed the Coleman Medal in 2013, two All-Australian blazers (2013 and 2014) and captained the Hawks from 2017-2018.Originally published as ‘Sorry mate, we’ve done 150mm’: Jarryd Roughead tough slog in local match