The Deniliquin Rams lost their third match in a row after narrowly going down to a strong Rumbalara side on Saturday night.May 7, 2014 3:50am
Deniliquin suffered a narrow loss against a strong Rumbalara side under lights at Mercury Drive Sports Complex on Saturday.
Just two points separated the two sides at half-time and one at three-quarter time, with Rumba making marginally more of their chances in the final term to win by seven points.
The loss was the Rams’ third in a row after beating Mulwala in the opening round.
Eight points separates sixth-placed Rumbalara and the Rams in eighth spot on the ladder.
Final score: Rumbalara 13.13 (91) def. Deniliquin Rams 12.12 (84).
Rex Taylor led the way for Rumba, with support from ex-Essendon star Nathan Lovett-Murray and John Timaepatua, as the home side shot out to a seven-point lead at quarter-time.
The Rams won the second term after kicking 3.4 to Rumba’s wasteful 2.5 to be trailing by less than a kick at the long break.
A high-scoring third quarter saw each side pile on five goals but it was the Rams who took heading into the final stanza, by just one point.
But just like their loss against undefeated Finley two weeks ago, the Rams were unable to hold on for an upset win.
Brett McDonald bagged five goals for Deniliquin in yet another solid performance, while Troy Bartlett kicked two.
The locals were best served by Ricky Gittens, Clayton Howe, Ollie Draffin and Tom Dowling, while Todd Gallagher and Sam Callanan also worked hard.
In the reserves, Deniliquin won its first match of the year after beating Rumbalara 12.19 (91) to 4.3 (27) in a late afternoon match.
Colin Thompson (four goals), new recruit Josh Perrizolo and Hugh Landale led the way for the Rams, while Tommy Edwards returned in style to finish with two goals.
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