Rockingham pummelled in 94-point loss
Rockingham Rams Football Club had an afternoon to forget against Waroona last Sunday, as the Demons piled on the pressure to run out convincing winners, 21.14 (140) to 7.4 (46).
The Rams were under the pump early doors at Parnell Street, with Waroona getting the jump on the visitors and kicking five unanswered goals in the first 20 minutes.
An improved effort from Rockingham in the second and third quarters threatened to turn the game into a real contest, but the home side were simply too good for the Rams as they won by 94 points.
Rams coach Scott Franklin said he was pleased with his side’s efforts in the middle of the game, but disappointed with how the fourth quarter panned out.
“They got the jump on us early and were on the back foot then,” Franklin said.
“From that period until threequarter-time we stuck with them — they only outscored us by two goals, so the second and third quarters were actually pretty good.
“But it was just the same old story; we kept turning the ball over and giving it back to them.”
Despite solid efforts from Fraser Millar, Zac Selkirk, Dylan Hill and Rocky Collins, Franklin lamented that his side seemed to have given up late on. “I reckon for the first time this year our boys threw the towel in,” he said.
“It was pretty disappointing and we won’t shy away from that.”