As expected, Footscray would be a hard mountain to climb after coming off a win against Melbourne University.
Both packs came out strong with some powerful running from Footscray but also some strong defence from Rams. Youngster First-five Patty was able to manipulate possesion and keep play in the Footscray half. This was converted to points by Puna and the Rams were first on the board.
However Footscray forwards were able to get some good momentum with their forwards running close to the ruck. They were rewarded with a try.
A seesaw first half which could have went either way, Mokhtah made an intercept to run 70m untouched. Mokhtahs was able to back this up with another thrilling run behind a backline move but after consulting the touch judge the ref found that he had pushed his opposite player in the goal area and the try was denied.
The second half began well with Rams in front again controlling the territory well. Unfortunately Footscray were able to piece together some tries behind some big runs and Rams were left frustrated, forcing parts of their game and giving away too many penalties.
Footscray cane back strong in the last 20mins, sealing the win and proving that they are contenders for this year.