IN a rematch of last year’s C1 grand final Melville Rams travelled to Quinns Districts where they were beaten 20.17 (137) to 9.3 (57).
After a short ceremony in remembrance of Anzac veterans, the match got underway in warm conditions and ball movement was quick with both sides being caught on the rebound several times.
The first quarter was goal for goal but the Bulls found another gear in the second to extend their lead to five goals at the long break.
Senior coach Cliff Collard’s passionate plea at halftime for improved effort went unanswered, with the Rams unable to match Quinns’ ability to win the ball at the contest and spread wide to their runners.
Eventually the floodgates opened, with the margin at the final siren 80 points.
Rams captain Cam Plover was again among the best, leading the way with contested possession and work rate.
Matt Parker was a live spark up forward, with young Henry Perham on debut outstanding in defence.
Jordie Williamson continued his run of form weathering some heavy knocks to end up the leading possession winner.
Earlier in the day, the new look Rams Colts side continued its stellar form running out victors by nine goals.
The reserves was a close contest up to halftime but the Bulls kicked away in the second half winning by 125 points.
Melville goals: R. Wenn 3, M Parker 3, C Plover, S Nannup, C Stranadica.
Melvile best: C Plover, J Williamson, H Pernham, M Parker.