High scoring game
In a high scoring game the GOATS defeated Electric Eels 9-7 in the Junior Touch competition last Thursday.
George McDonald scored an incredible five tries for the GOATS and shared in the game’s Best & Fairest points. He was well supported by Jaxon Waugh and Gabriel Harris all game.
Gabriel also collected B&F points for her strong game in defence and attack.
For the Electric Eels Nate Martin was again in fine form scoring three tries last week. Tillie Cain was another stand-out for the Eels along with Aiden Hyland and Lila Armstrong.
In the other Junior game the Carrot Crew narrowly got up to win over Blueys 7-6.
In a game that went down to the wire, Megan Giurin was an absolute star scoring two tries and supporting her team mates at every opportunity. Her efforts earned her three B&F points. Parker Cryer and Billy George had their usual strong games for Blueys as did Zara Patterson.
For the Carrot Crew, Mitchell Allen was hard to catch, scoring five tries, most of which came from breakaway runs. Pippa Dunne and Rowdy Barton also proved to be very elusive in attack and Pippa was rewarded with B&F two points.
In the senior games, the Blue Heelers defeated Stingers 8-5. In a match that featured multiple try scorers, it was the Blue Heelers’ dominance in attack and cool heads in defence that led them to the win. Kai Taylor was hard to contain in attack picking up two tries, and another game highlight was Riley Bottom’s dive at the try line to record a great try.
Sophie Clark was again a stand out for her Blue Heelers team along with Thomas Rogers.
The Stingers’ Cassidy O’Sullivan picked up three B&F points for her solid display of touch skills across the park. She was well supported by Axel Fairfull in defence.
The other seniors game between the Mighty Red Roosters and Green Machine was fast paced. Girls tries (which are worth two points) made the difference and helped the Roosters to a 9-7 win. Maddie Bruce scored two solid tries, diving between defenders on both occasions to put the ball over the line. For her efforts she was rewarded with B&F three points.
Oisin McMullen was difficult to shut down in attack for the Roosters but the Green Machine matched the Roosters for tries in the second half. Sarah Morley supported the ball runners all game and also scored two tries while Kai Greenwood led his team well in attack and defence. Both Green Machine players were rewarded with B&F points.
Coming into the semi-finals this week should showcase some exciting and fast paced touch skills in both the junior and senior games.—contributed