Deniliquin has secured an important victory against Mulwala to increase the gap between the two sides on the Murray Netball League ladder.
Rams coach Jodie Sefton said the 67-31 win was a reward after some tough results in recent weeks.
‘‘It’s nice to have a smile on our faces for a change, rather than be frustrated with what went wrong,’’ she said.
‘‘We’re finally getting together some combinations which I’m happy with and it’s pleasing that all the hard work we’ve been putting in at training to rectify the issues we have been having has paid off.’’
Emilia Seignior was outstanding in goal defence, pulling down at least 15 intercepts according to Sefton.
‘‘Our defensive pressure that we’ve been putting into our game plan was great,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ve re-jigged our line-up after having a look at where things had gone wrong, so hopefully we can start building momentum from here.’’
The return of Bec White from holiday will help the Rams’ cause immensely, while Sefton hopes her team continues to start games as quickly as it did against the Lions.
‘‘The biggest problem of the last few weeks has been that we’ve been five or so goals down before even hitting the scoreboard,’’ she said.
‘‘So the big focus was to start well and continue that momentum across the whole game, which we did well.’’
●Echuca United is rivalling undefeated Moama for the title of form team of the competition.
The Eagles defeated Nathalia 51-39, their ninth victory in as many matches.
Charlotte Long’s Magpies were again barely challenged, running away 61-35 winners against Finley.
Tongala and Numurkah also remain locked on nine wins with the Eagles after triumphing again on Saturday, with the former defeating Barooga 58-34 and the latter victorious against Cobram 40-29.
In the final match of the round, Rumbalara’s woes continued after it went down to Congupna by 43 goals, 22-65.
The win moves The Road into ninth place on the ladder and just six points from Mulwala in sixth.