Rock­ing­ham pum­melled in 94-point loss

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph Sport - Ai­den Boy­ham

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.”

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