Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Across the board win for Rams


The battle was on between the league ladder leaders and it was going to take a full court effort to get the job done for the Rams.

From the first whistle, the intensity was there and it was Nathalia who had a run of goals in the first quarter giving them a four-goal lead at half time.

Part-way through the second term saw a shift in momentum.

The rams settled into their game and were able to lift each other, enjoying an eight goal turn around by half time. The sleek, physical full court effort continued in the second half, with the Rams coming away with a solid 21 goal win.

Rhiannan Maxwell was a tower of strength in the ring and had total control of the attacking end, with accurate shooting in a physical contest.

Rach Bull was her influentia­l best and had the edge in defence with numerous turnovers and hands to many balls. Bec White was strong and the perfect feeder, but also nailed her goals.

In a game where every player deserved an award, it was a hugely satisfying win for the rams who will now enjoy a week off the court due to the split round.

Awards: Premier Financial Planning - Rhiannan Maxwell;

Club Award - Rach Bull; Globe Hotel - Bec White.

B-grade: Deni Rams 40 def Nathalia 26.

B-grade put in a great, solid four quarters of netball this week to come away with a win against Nathalia. At the end of the first quarter the scores were level.

The girls upped their intensity in both their attacking and defensive play and continued this throughout the rest of the game, to gradually increase the score difference at each break.

With the fourth quarter proving to be their best, the defensive pressure kept the Nathalia goals to a low, while the strong attacking enabled Rams to increase their lead eventually taking a 14-goal win.

Awards: Central IGA - Sam Hughes; Globe Hotel - Hannah Ford; Club Award - Kate Wescott.

C-grade: Deni Rams 64 def

Nathalia 44.

Another very strong performanc­e was displayed by the C-grade girls this week against Nathalia. Fast moving play and accurate passing and shooting saw the team come away with a 20-goal win.

Awards: Central IGA - Steph Maher; Globe Hotel - Katie Arandt; Club Award - Julia Druitt.

C-reserve: Rams 69 def Nathalia 18.

After coming off a win, the girls were keen to get another under their belt. They eased into the game, with Abbey getting her eye in and rebounding beautifull­y when needed.

Demi was consistent support the whole game, with great vision and timing.

By half time, Rams had a comfortabl­e lead and it provided an opportunit­y for some changes.

Awards: Druitt Earthworks - Abbey Hodgson; Globe Hotel Temeka Macdonald; Club Award - Krissy Nieuwenhui­zen.

Under-17s: Deni Rams 54 def Nathalia 20.

Under-15s: Deni Rams 32 def Nathalia 15.

Under-13s: Deni Rams 33 def Nathalia 3. Under-11s: Not scored. See Friday’s Pastoral Times for full reports on Rams junior netball.

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