CATS trounce the Guns N’ Hoses in high scoring game

The CATS were big winners in the Mixed Open Touch competition last week finishing with a 19-2 win over Guns N’ Hoses.

Three out of four games in the Mixed Open Touch competition last week were close matches apart from one, with the CATS trouncing Guns N’ Hoses, 19-2.

Siblings, Damon and Maddie Bruce, led the scoring for the CATS with Damon crossing for five tries while Maddie added eight points to their final tally with her four tries (female tries are worth double points).

The extra points came from two tries to Sam Best and a try each to Jayden Paul, Mel Mills and Seb Best.

Haymish McLeod scored twice for Guns ‘N Hoses.

Maddie, Sam Best and Jasmine Beddows (Guns N’ Hoses) earned the referee’s Best & Fairest points.

Concrete Cowboys and Red Hot Chilli Steppers played an exciting tit-for-tat match which was only decided in the dying minutes of the game.

Ryan Urquhart secured the 6-5 win for Concrete Cowboys in the final seconds after scoring from a quick tap.

Their five other points came from a try each to Kai Greenwood, Molly Broughton and Taylah Good.

Loma Atuau led the try scoring for the Chilli Steppers with three tries with one each also scored by Sione Fakahua and Tom Plater.

B&F points were shared by Brennah Aumua (Chilli Steppers), Tyler Coughlan (Concrete Cowboys) and Plater.

Phat Athletes were light on for players for their Round 6 game with King Roosters last week and recruited young gun, Jack Dunn, to help them out.

Once again Phat Athletes failed to capitalise on having a first half lead and went on to lose  the match 3-5.

They started out strong with Todd Fugar’s first half try giving Phat Athletes an important 1-0 advantage at the break.

King Roosters then took control in the second half with Kai Taylor running in three tries along with a try each to team mates Marty Turton and Tadgh McMullen which helped King Roosters to their narrow two point win.

Summer Patterson was the only Phat Athlete able to penetrate the King Roosters’ defence in the second half and add to their score.

McMullen, Taylor and Tim Hillam (Phat Athletes) shared in B&F points.

The match between Rusty Snails and The Blossoms was a good one with the scores locked at 3-all at half time.

The Blossoms however were outpointed 3-1 in the second half with Rusty Snails finishing with an all important 6-4 win.

Ben McBride, with three tries for the match, led the scoring for Rusty Snails with Ben Dormer, Ethan McLeod and Mason King also touching down for a try each.

In reply, dynamic husband and wife duo, Graeme and Jayme Francisco, scored a try each along with team mate Oisin McMullen.

McMullen, King and McBride earned the game’s B&F points.