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Box Hill too powerful for improved Rams

By Fraser Stewart

Box Hill proved too good on the day but the intensity was there for the Rams

A second half surge by Box Hill saw them defeat an improved Moorabbin Rams outfit on Saturday afternoon at Harold Caterson Reserve.

The away side claimed a 54-5 win, in what was a physical affair as the Rams were looking to bounce back from last week while Box Hill were looking to make it two wins in a row.

An improved intensity and structure by the Rams saw them strike first when when Troy Cobden barged over the line on the 18th minute, but an unsuccessful conversion denied the home side of an early seven point lead.

Box Hill replied not long after when Iosefo Rasese ran down the left wing to give the away side a two point advantage courtesy of a conversion.

Box Hill were then down to 14 men after a Ben Uluvula shoulder charge saw him sit in the sin bin moments before the main break.

In that same period Ravuama Vuetanavauna found an opening and extended the away side’s lead to nine points, as both teams went into the main break.

The start of the second half had the same intensity as the first half with neither team willing to back down.

However, it was Box Hill who drew first blood in the second half when they scored two tries in two minutes when Nailati Ukalele and Delai Moto crossed to make it 28-5.

From there the visitors went from strength to strength as Mika Faamausili pounced on a knock on to further extend their lead.

The Rams showed glimpses often building phases in the middle of the park, but it wasn’t enough as Joeseva Tamani found an opening and dotted the ball down midway through the second half.

Two tries from Gaunadina Iotawa in the last 13 minutes of the game clinched the 49 point win for Box Hill as it also meant that the away side claimed two wins in a row.

Updated 10:21 - 4 May 2019 by Fraser Stewart

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