Pumas outclassed by dominant Rams | Mininera and District Netball Association

Mel Beal

Mel Beal

Moyston-Willaura were unable to match Glenthompson-Dunkeld, going down by seven goals at Moyston on Saturday.

The Pumas struggled defensively early on with Sarah Alderman getting the Rams off to a quick start.

Glenthompson-Dunkeld led 16 goals to 10 at the first change.

Neither team made any changes during the break and whilst the Rams controlled the first quarter, it was the Pumas that started to get on top in the second term.

Georgie Eastick had a big quarter at goal attack for the Pumas.

She became a strong option in the circle and converted reasonably well to get her team back into the match.

Eastick opened up the centre corridor and continually worked the circle until she found prime spots.

The Pumas were able to claw back the lead by three goals, trailing 25-22 at halftime.

The Rams brought Rikki Lee Oswald into the game at goal shooter and she became an instant target in the circle.

The Pumas’ hard work from the previous quarter looked to come undone as the Rams regained control and had the Pumas players making some simple errors.

Amy Moller was impressive at wing defence for the Pumas and tried hard throughout the game.

She applied pressure over the ball and clogged up the space in the Rams attack.

The Rams led 39 goals to 31 at the last break with the Pumas needing a big last quarter to get the points.

Rebecca Howell was persistent in her role at goal keeper for the Rams and made it hard for the Pumas shooters.

Howell rebounded well and was able to deflect the ball on numerous occasions. It was a relatively even final quarter, as the ball travelled end to end.

The Pumas were not able to reduce the lead in the final quarter, as the Rams finished 51-44 goal winners.

Moyston-Willaura’s Zanetta Hosking netted 21 goals while Eastick top-scored with 23, earning her best on court honours with Moller.