Fight­ing back

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The Mt Al­bert Ram­blers’ pre­mier women’s side is prov­ing they won’t be tak­ing this sea­son ly­ing down af­ter putting in a stronger per­for­mance against their West Auck­land op­po­nents. In the sec­ond week of sea­son play, the Ram­blers squared off against the Waitakere Bears con­ced­ing a nar­row 2-0 de­feat at Pen­rose’s Sim­son Re­serve on Satur­day. Their per­for­mance was a huge im­prove­ment on last week’s dis­ap­point­ing 16-1 loss to the Western Mag­pies. Team man­ager Colleen Cal­laghan says the

pre­domin- antly young side has come along in leaps and bounds.

‘‘They played 100 per cent bet­ter than last week.

‘‘They held them pretty well right up to the fifth in­ning.’’

Ram­blers player Freya Bul­lock says gelling to­gether in train­ing ses­sions is start­ing to pay off.

‘‘We’ve im­proved heaps. ‘‘We’re def­i­nitely com­ing to­gether as a team.’’

Bul­lock is con­fi­dent they can keep up­ping their game week by week.

The Ram­blers’ pre­mier women will take on Hibis­cus Coast at Star­ling Park from 10am this Satur­day, while the pre­mier men head to Rosedale Park to face the Roost­ers at 10am and Auck­land United at

4pm.

Pho­tos: PHOTOTEK

Big im­prove­ment: Mt Al­bert pitcher Vic­to­ria Rey­land. Go to cen­tral­leader. co.nz and click on Lat­est Edi­tion for more pho­tos of the match. Leaps and bounds: Mt Al­bert Ram­blers bat­ter Freya Bul­lock is con­fi­dent the team will con­tinue up­ping their game.

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