Clash of the Warner Tasker Cup

Photo by Holly Curtis

The Deniliquin Rovers senior footballers will go head-to-head with Blighty on Saturday.

The winner of the clash will take home the coveted Warner Tasker Cup.

The cup — named after the late Warner Tasker, who had strong ties to both clubs —had its beginnings as a twice yearly game before becoming an annual event 10 years ago.

The traditional rivalry match will return to Blighty’s home ground this year, having been hosted at Memorial Park last year.

If the Roos take the win, it will be the fourth consecutive year the club has retained the cup.

Blighty, which has had a tough first half of the season, only sits two positions lower than the Roos on the Picola and District Football League ladder, with one win under their belt.

The Deni Rovers are currently sitting in twelfth place with three wins.

Last year, the Roos retained the cup with a 75 point victory over the Redeyes, after a show of dominance throughout all four quarters.

But as both clubs would agree, when it comes to the Warner Tasker Cup it’s anyone's game.

Both sides are coming off some pretty hefty losses and will be hungry to get their hands on the Cup.

Blighty went down by an 181 point deficit against a well-oiled Waaia side last week, while Rovers took a beating by Katandra with a 90-point final margin.

Play for the seniors game will start at 2.05pm tomorrow at Blighty Recreation Reserve.

All are welcome to come along and support the clubs in what will be an exciting day of football and netball.