Mistakes rob Rams of victory

Reserve Chad Borger came off the bench to score a try for the Rams.DESPITE leading at half-time and scoring a try late in the game, the Armidale Rams were unable to hold off the Guyra Superspuds, going down 34 – 30 on home turf on Sunday.
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The Rams were dominant in defence throughout the first half but failed to capitalise on their lead and were trailing by eight points by the second half.

Chad Borger came off the bench to score a try with 10 minutes to go which narrowed the margin to four and put the Rams back in the game.

But Guyra were able to hold off the Rams to secure a Superspuds victory despite Borger’s try.

Armidale player-coach Brian Dennison said simple mistakes had cost his side the match.

“Our strong defence in the first half was a huge improvement on previous games and we will continue to improve, but a few small mistakes and a number dropped balls early in the second half ultimately cost us the game,” he said.

The last time the two sides clashed was in round one, where Armidale were defeated in a 72 to 22 thumping.

Dennison said that this latest clash was a big improvement for the Armidale side.

“We were strong, we played a much better game, and there was a much better score aginst Guyra,” he said.

Sunday’s game also saw centre Mike Ware take to the field for his first-grade debut for the Rams.

Ware has played for the Rams in the lower grades for a number of years.

“The way he played against the Superspuds was very impressive, and he will definitely be one to watch in the next few weeks,” Dennison said of Ware.

Now sitting fourth on the ladder, the Rams will head to Moree to face the Bulls on Saturday, who are three points behind in fifth.

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