IN WHAT is believed to be a first on the peninsula, four brothers played in the same team in the MWFA Premier League Reserve Grade competition last Saturday.
Daniel, Chris, Anthony and David Rodgers all eventually made it out on to Cromer Park, when Manly Allambie took on Pittwater RSL FC.
Pitts eventually won 2-1, but the smile on Russell Rodgers’ face was the biggest winner of the afternoon.
“To have all my boys out playing together was a proud moment for the family,” the Manly Allambie club president said.
“My wife (Gaby) was a little nervous, but it was great having them all on the one pitch.
“Unfortunately we didn’t get the result we were after, but it was a moment to cherish.”
Rodgers also hopes to see his club avoid relegation over the next few weeks.
“We have made life difficult for ourselves, but we will fight to the end,” he said.
“In most games we have been competitive, we just lack an out and out goalscorer.
“Daniel has taken on that role in previous years, but he is slowly coming back from injury.
“If one of my boys helps us avoid the drop with a few goals, I’ll be a happy man on two fronts.”
Manly Allambie host noisy neighbours Manly Vale in a derby this weekend at Millers Reserve from 3pm.