Rams buck trend and hit the scoreboard
The first official matches of the 2019 AFL National Inclusion Carnival have gotten underway at Blacktown International Sportspark.
Unable to forge a win in the Lightning Rounds yesterday, the atWork Australia AFL NSW/ACT Inclusion Rams were placed in Pool 2 of the competition alongside Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia.
In their first match today, they took on Western Australia who they had only lost to after the siren in yesterday’s Lightning Rounds.
The Western Australian’s were ready for the Rams this time, winning by 34 points, but goals to Will Maher and James McKay meant that the Rams had reached their highest score for the week.
Despite the loss, the Rams rallied to take on Tasmania in the first night match of the Carnival.
The Tasmanians ran out of the blocks early, and put the Rams on the back foot, but it was a second quarter revival that had the Rams within two goals at the main break. Goals to Damon Rowett and Will Maher again, meant that the Rams were in it to win it.
Goals to Sam Stubbs and Jack Stevens in the final quarter gave the Rams a look in, but the Tasmanian’s had won by 36 points.
The Rams will play Queensland in tomorrow last official match, before taking part in the finals against a currently unknown opponent.