DJW Dingoes turn out in force to take B Grade title

The DJW Dingoes not only outnumbered their Rusty Snails opposition in last Thursday night’s B Grade Adults Mixed Touch grand final, they also outplayed them, with DJW Dingoes winning by a big margin of 17-2.

The end of season decider was one of four Touch matches played at Tom Knight Memorial Oval on Thursday night.

It followed two junior games and was a precursor to the A Grade match which was won by DC & C Barracudas. (See match reports from these games on Pages 20 and 16.)

With just one sub for the game, the Rusty Snails did well for the first half to match the DJW Dingoes who had subs aplenty on their interchange bench.

The margin at half time was 4-0 in the Dingoes’ favour after Jack Barnes, Jarrod Blake, Tyler Coughlan and Jay Ellison crossed to score a try each.

The second half was however a completely different story with DJW Dingoes running away to add another 13 points to the score board through tries to Laura Barnes, Bella Coughlan, Jayde George, Bethany Smith, Lochlan Ford and Haymish McLeod (3) whike Ellison also crossed for his second try of the match.

Alec Fraser and Ben McBride scored consolation tries for the Rusty Snails.

The high spirited match was enjoyed by the crowd with Rusty Snails’ Jake Harbison earning the Player of the Grand Final award for his skills, never-say-die attitude, team talk (and antics) on the field.