Sport

Rams A grade trounce Tonny

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

The Deni Rams A grade side bounced back into form in the Murray League with a 44 goal win over a young Tongala side on Saturday.

Following a loss to top of the ladder Moama last week, the Rams were in impressive form with a stellar four quarter performance by all players.

Full court defensive pressure was a signature part of the Rams’ game in which they were rewarded with an impressive win.

Rams co-coaches Jodie Sefton and Amber Farley said all players were worthy of an award following the game but felt the defenders — Amelia Seignior, Eliza Eastman and Ella Park — were the key to the win.

Final score, Deni Rams 65 to Tongala 21.

Awards: Club Incentive - Amelia Seignior; Coach House - Eliza Eastman; River & Grain - Ella Park.

Deni’s B grade recovered well from their loss against Moama and fought hard for a four goal win against Tongala.

A solid first half set the Rams up.

Tongala’s accuracy improved in the second half, tightening the score, but the home side were able to keep their own.

Elle Parsons, Rach Maher and Chelsea McNamara were a very strong backline.

Thanks to the Under 17s players, Makayah Mitsch an Molly Shaw on performing strongly in their stints in the second half.

Final score, Deni Rams 36 to Tongala 32.

Awards: Club Incentive - Elle Parsons; Globe - Chelsea McNamara; Central IGA - Rachel Maher.

It was another tough encounter on the C grade court with the Rams coming away with a 14 goal win.

Deni found getting the ball from defence to attack a challenge due to injuries to key defenders.

Lilli Free was instrumental in linking the ends of the court supported by Katie Wren.

At just 18 years-old, Steph Maher was the most experienced defender for most of the game, standing tall and commanding the defensive circle.

Eloise Maher was super strong in the goal circle, particularly in the rebounding stakes.

Finals score, Deni Rams 51 to Tongala 37.

Awards: Club Incentive - Lilli Free; River & Grain - Steph Maher; Total Bliss - Eloise Maher.

It was a dominant day for the Rams in C reserve, with the home side scoring an impressive 59 goal win against Tongala.

Starting and finishing the game focused and strong, the Rams used the comfortable win to experiment with different combinations throughout the court and utilised setting up specific plays.

Bella White played a very smart game connecting the midcourt and the goal ring, while making some spectacular drives into the ring and shooting accurately.

Emma O’Callaghan directed and led the defensive end, getting many intercepts and shutting down Tongala’s attacking side.

Taylor Wilkinson showed her versatility at both ends of the court, shooting accurately as always and switched beautifully into GK, rebounding strongly.

Final score, Deni Rams 73 to Tongala 14.

Awards: Club Incentive - Bella White, IGA - Emma O’Callaghan, Globe - Taylor Wilkinson.

It was a tough and tightly contested game from the first whistle in the Under 17s, with the Rams coming up against a strong Tongala side.

Everyone on the court fought hard for the entire game giving 100 per cent to help Deni to a four goal win.

Keely Mitsch provided movement and drive in the circle and Emma McCallum played a tight game in defence causing many turnovers.

Makhaya Mitsch worked hard across the entire court, shutting down her opponents, resulting in a number of intercepts.

Final score, Deni Rams 34 to Tongala 30.

Awards: Brontes Gourmet - Makayha Mitsch; Eric Sim Pharmacy - Keely Mitsch; Deni Driver Training - Emma McCallum.

The U15s Rams remain undefeated after defeating the Blues by 17 goals in a top of the table clash.

Deni worked hard in defence with Macie Free converting many turnovers and giving her teammates many opportunities.

Annie Harvey had a fantastic game in centre with her strong hand-outs from defence and fantastic feeding.

Hannah Ford came in after a week off with strong defence and turnovers converting for her team.

Final score, Deni Rams 42 to Tongala 25.

Awards: Bennett’s - Macie Free; Canteen Award - Annie Harvey; Glow by Leanne - Hannah Ford.

Deni’s U13s put up a tough fight against ladder leader Tongala but couldn’t quite get the win, suffering a four goal loss.

The Rams went into the game full of confidence and ready to play.

Efficient midcourt passes by Mia and Emma Parks, accurate shooting by Stella White, space clearing moves by Bonnie Everett, intercepts by Pheobe Sander and strong defensive rebounds from Jarrah Fitzpatrick and Phoebe Jefferies saw the Rams take advantage of Tongala’s missed shots to put the Rams in prime position with a six goal lead after the first quarter.

Paige Brown started the second quarter with confidence and the Rams were able to maintain the lead going into half time.

The third quarter has always been the strongest for the Rams and they were able to go goal for goal with the Blues, with strong pressure by Shanè Bothma.

Unfortunately Deni had given all they could in the first three quarters and were unable to keep momentum for the last, being overrun by the visitors.

Final score, Tongala 38 to Deni Rams 34.

Awards: Evolve - Mia Parks; Canteen Award - Phoebe Jefferies; McDonald’s - Jarrah Fitzpatrick.

It was another comfortable win for the Rams U11s team, defeating Tongala by 19 goals.

The Rams started strongly with Sophie Tilders and Ava Richards creating many intercepts in the midcourt.

Remy Henderson and Lucy Danckert made the most of their opportunities and shot accurately in the circle.

Abbey Doncon created great drive to the goal circle supporting the shooters.

Rams defenders Shontai O’Callaghan and Aysha Mitsch worked tirelessly keeping Tongala scoreless for the game.

Final score, Deni Rams 19 to Tongala 0.

Awards: McDonald’s - Sophie Tilders; Subway - Lucy Danckert; Rams socks- Abbey Doncon.