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Romsey Redbacks dominate Rams in huge win

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ROMSEY continued its winning streak with a comfortable 105-point win over the Western Rams on Saturday, with the league’s leading goal kicker Jack Jedwab’s eight goals helping the side to a 20.12 (132) to 4.3 (27) victory.

Romsey started strongly, asserting its dominance over the home side in the first quarter as they kept the Rams to one point.

Closing out the quarter with 5.3, the Redbacks showed they came to play, and momentum set the pace for the rest of the match.

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The Redbacks continued their onslaught, adding another six goals, while containing the Rams to only nine points for the quarter.

The third quarter did not feature many goals, with Romsey’s run slowed slightly, kicking three goals, while the Rams were contained to one goal.

But the Redbacks were unrelenting in the final quarter, snagging another six goals to give them a dominant victory over a struggling Rams’ side, who managed just four goals for the match.

Alongside Jedwab’s impressive eight for Romsey, bringing him to 20 goals for the season and sitting comfortably at the top of the scoring ladder, Gavin Cathie, Samuel Wilson, Liam Muir, Benjamin Way, and Nathan Hoy had two goals apiece.

Unfortunately, the Romsey Redback senior women’s side couldn’t achieve the same success as their men’s side, maintaining their streak of only scoring one point per game for the season.

Romsey scored their sole point in the first quarter as the Macedon side ran over the top of them, 68 points to one.

The Redbacks’ women’s team sit at the bottom of the ladder, and come up against fourth-placed Woodend-Hesket next week in a home game.

Lancefield

In other Riddell District Football Netball League senior men’s action, Lancefield came crashing back to earth after their first victory of the season last week.

Coming up against the fancied Macedon, the Tigers went down 6.3 (39) to 9.14 (68). The game was the first night game for the Tigers held under lights.

After a tight tussle in the opening quarter, Lancefield led Macedon eight to six points.

Lancefield could not hold onto that momentum and fell away in the second quarter to trail by 10 points at the main break.

The Tigers continued to play catchup footy but couldn’t claw their way in front, falling further behind Macedon in the third term, and eventually went down 39-68 points.

Netball

Romsey’s A Grade netballers drew against Western Rams with 49 a piece in the Riddell District Football Netball League’s match of the week.

Amalani Fauonuku, shooting at 76 per cent accuracy for the season, led the goal scoring for the Redbacks with 26, while fellow goaler Emma Grech shot 23.

The Redbacks’ defence had its work cut out for them against the Western Rams’ goal shooter Rebecca Hicks, who scored a game high 34 goals, missing only two for the match. Romsey face fourth placed Woodend next week.

Lancefield netballers faced Macedon at Tiger land in a twilight match where it suffered a 31-57 loss.

Scoring was distributed among the Lancefield side with Larissa Rix leading the shooting with 15 goals, while Darcee Ellard and Jordan Furness shot 11 and five goals respectively.

Lancefield, currently at the bottom of the ladder, will face third placed Wallan in a match at Greenhill Reserve on Saturday.

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