Deni Rams’ A grade are still sitting one win clear on top of the Murray Netball League ladder after securing a hard-fought win over Tongala on Saturday.
The win means the Rams are one of two unbeaten sides in the competition with a 6-0 record, while Moama sits at 5-0 having had the bye in round five.
Eleisha Bartlett had an excellent hard fought game and Leah Blake continued her stellar form in GS, well supported by Bec White and Hayley Hall.
Deni’s defenders worked tirelessly all game against a strong attacking Tongala, who refused to give up.
Final score, Deni Rams 54 to Tongala 50.
Awards: Eleisha Bartlett, Leah Blake, Ella Park.
Amber Farley celebrated her 200th senior game with a nail biting two goal-win over Tongala in B grade.
The Rams had a great start to the game with Maddy Callanan controlling the match through the midcourt and Kate McCalman continuing her fine form in the goal circle.
The Blues came out firing in the second half, with 200 gamer Farley sadly going down with a calf injury in the third term.
Final score, Deni Rams 47 to Tongala 45.
Awards: Kate McCalman, Maddy Callanan, Elle Parsons.
Tongala proved too strong for the Rams in C grade, posting a 23 goal win against the hosts.
The Rams started well, being only a few goals down at the first quarter break.
However a few changes to the Tongala line-up saw the game speed up a lot leaving Deni unable to play their own game.
The Rams made some positional changes in the team that had an immediate impact in the last but the gap Tongala had made was too large to overcome.
Final score, Tongala 55 to Deni Rams 32.
It was Tongala who stood tall in a well contested game that could have gone either way in C reserve.
Tongala’s strong physical pressure forced the Rams to play a more patient and accurate game.
Emma O’Callaghan played a stellar game in defence alongside Hayley Free.
Hayley Bates led the way in attack supporting the play through the mid-court while Jemima Treble used her body well to ensure Deni converted in the goal circle.
Final score, Tongala 38 to Deni Rams 35.
Awards: Emma O’Callaghan, Hayley Bates, Jemima Treble.
The Rams Under 17s faced tough competition this week against the Blues, going down by eight goals.
The first half saw the two teams neck and neck, but by the end of the second quarter Tongala had worked their way in front.
The Rams came back fighting hard but it wasn’t enough in the end.
Emma McCallum and Chelsea Free worked hard in defence, and Lillie Free provided options allowing the ball to move down the court.
Final score, Tongala 36 to Deni Rams 28.
A strong showing from the U15 Rams saw them come away with a nine goal win.
Eloise Ritchie was impressive in the defensive end, applying relentless pressure to shut down Tongala’s attack.
Ellie Parks and Molly Shaw both positioned well through the midcourt creating space, and being a safe option into the goalers.
Finals score, Deni Rams 42 to Tongala 33.
Awards - Eloise Ritchie, Ellie Parks, Molly Shaw.
The Rams U13s showed an outstanding never give up attitude to run away with a win over the Blues.
After a steady first half Deni were down but not out, showing impressive determination to turn the score around heading into three quarter time.
The final quarter was incredible with the Rams’ entire side leaving everything on the court and producing a solid and convincing win.
Final score, Deni Rams 40 to Tongala 31.
Awards: Annie Harvey, Chloe Brown, Mia Parks.
The Rams U11s played a brilliant game to record a dominant win.
Paige Brown and Ava Robinson worked well in the ring together, as well as Sophie Hillier who shot beautifully taking on coaching to improve her game.
Aysha Mitsch worked tirelessly all game helping to feed the ball down the court.
Final score, Deni Rams 30 to Tongala no score.
A fantastic team effort saw the Rams Blue U13s take out a big win over Tongala.
Final score, Rams Blue 27 to Tongala 7.
Awards: Phoebe Hicks, Grace McMahon, Jarrah Fitzpatrick.