Bumblebees win two close, exciting touch matches

Bumblebees won both their Round 4 and Round 5 Junior Touch games which were played as modified back-to-back games at Ward Oval on Thursday afternoon.

Junior Touch players doubled up and played two shortened games last Thursday after their Round 4 games from the week before were cancelled due to storms.

In the 9-12 years age division, Yellow Bumblebees won both of their games beating the Blue Smurfs by just one point and then they got the better of Red Roosters to win by two points in their second game.

Both games were close, exciting matches.

In their 5-4 win over Smurfs, Bumblebees’ Austin Kane (2), Jessica Rogers and Riley Bruce ran in tries to help them to their narrow win.

Smurfs’ points all came from Holly Watt, who recorded two tries. (Female tries are worth double points.)

Austin and Holly shared the referee’s Best & Fairest points along with Tom Preisig (Smurfs).

In the Bumblebees’ 5-3 win over the Roosters, tries for Bumblebees were recorded by Billy Watt (2), Jessica Rogers and Josh Gillette.

In reply, Eligh Ritter (2) and Judd Josephson scored for Roosters.

Billy, Kasalia Fakahua (Roosters) and Hannah Trudgett (Bumblebees) shared in the game’s B&F points.

In the other two 9-12 years games, Smurfs had a big 11-3 win over Orange Hounds and Roosters also beat the Orange Hounds, 11-2.

B&F points went to Tom Preisig (Smurfs), Rhylee Nicholson (Smurfs), Lara Stephens (Hounds), Judd Josephson (Roosters), Sonny Stephens (Hounds) and Maddox Best (Roosters).

In the 13-16 years competition, Pink Galahs and Pretty Poisonz both finished the afternoon with two wins each.

Pink Galahs accounted for Yella 5-2 in their first game and then backed up to beat the Blueberries 11-4.

From those games, B&F points went to Rhylee Jeffery (Yella), Will Oborn (Pink Galahs), Aiden Swan (Yella), George McDonald (Blueberries), Tillie Cain (Pink Galahs) and Jackson Muldoon (Pink Galahs).

Pretty Poisonz won 5-1 over Blueberries in their first game and then defeated Yella 9-5 in their second match.

Rhylee Patterson (Pretty Poisonz) picked up B&F points in both games with points also going to team mates Oscar Ryan and Jaxon Burke along with Kai McCosker (Blueberries) and Rowdy Barton (Yella).