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Endeavour Hills
Moorabbin
Tries
M Faraimo, S Rasake, M Mahamood
Conversions
P Toeta
Penalties
P Toeta
Sat 23 May 15:10 - League Full time

1sts v Endeavour Hills

Moorabbin hold on for the win

1st half
Rams receiving first half against Endeavour Hills with the sun on their backs. The opening 10 mins saw a strong run from Mana Faraimo into open pastures throwing off players left and right before being pulled down short of the half. Quick ball from Jade to Patolo saw the backs spread it wide for Mohktar to score on the right corner for the opening points. An unsuccessful conversion took us back to the restart where strong pressures from E.Hills caused a fumble in the Rams half. Ball was recovered but the ref had already blown his whistle for the scrum. The E.Hills no.8 proving hard to take down broke the line but defence was solid closing them out and they failed to covert the penalty attempt. 22 metre restart from the Rams and we win the turnover again. Runs from Mana and Simon Brown got the team over the advantage line. Penalty to the Rams as the E.Hills forwards got pinged by the ref for side entrance. Patolo to kick for the line . Rams line out shy of the opposition 22. Off the back ball from line out straight to the backs busting run from the 2nd 5 Paul Tuia drawing in a couple of the backs creating a miss match out wide , quick ball to the forwards trucking it up and then hands to Sam out towards the touch line , Sam creating something from nothing chips the ball over the wing and regathers to score the second try putting the Rams ahead 10 nil. E.Hills hit back with tries from silly errors putting themselves ahead before the half 14-10

2nd half
Rams kicking off , strong contest from the forwards in rucks however little errors causing penalties in favour of the home team , e.hills taking the 3 on offer The rams forward showing to much class in the scrum with Mark, Barber and Pani and the rest of the pack pushing the opposition back on their own feeds giving rams the turnover ball. Some class shown from Mana and Alex Fowles with busting runs and awesome footwork getting the Rams into the opposition half. Denied a try off the scrum the Rams forwards hit back again driving the ball over for a try from the forwards. E.Hills still ahead 22-16 with 15 to go , late substitution sees the freight train Tui Tuia take the field , after a failed penalty attempt from the home team ball falls short of the post into the hands of Tui Tuia. Bruising run up the middle of the field from Tui causing havoc for the defence. Taking on the E.Hills pack Tui makes metres up past the half. Silly errors again from the home side see the Rams march up into their 5 metre. At the lineout Peter Altona takes the ball however his legs are taken from beneath him causing a stoppage . He recovers and continues , with the minutes running out the Rams regain the lead 23-22. Rams now defending line with seconds to go a desperate tackle from Alex Fowles cause the opposition to knock the ball on. The Rams go on to win 23 to 22.

Key moments

19:00
Try Mana Faraimo scores for Moorabbin
28:00
Try Sammy Rasake scores for Moorabbin
29:00
Conversion Patolo Toeta kicks a conversion for Moorabbin
62:00
Try Mokhtar Mahamood scores for Moorabbin
74:00
Penalty Patolo Toeta kicks a penalty for Moorabbin
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As it happened

  • Endeavour Hills
  • Moorabbin
  • 0
  • Mana Faraimo Try 19:00'
  • Sammy Rasake Try 28:00'
  • Patolo Toeta Conversion 29:00'
  • Mokhtar Mahamood Try 62:00'
  • Patolo Toeta Penalty 74:00'

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