Phat Athletes prove they’ve still got skills

A number of the Phat Athletes Adults mixed touch team are members of the original Phat Athletes team who have a few Cobar Touch competition titles under their belts. And while they might be a bit slower and not as fit as they used to be, they still have plenty of skills. Those skills led them to an 18-4 win in their Round 5 game last week. ▪ Photo contributed

It was mostly all one way traffic in the Adults Mixed Touch game between Phat Athletes and Urban Strength last Thursday night at Tom Knight Memorial Oval.

Phat Athletes ran away to finish with an easy 18-4 win in Round 5 of the competition.

Georgia Boland top scored in the match.

Boland’s four tries contributed eight points to the Phat Athletes’ team tally with female tries worth double points.

Zoë Egan and Kai Greenwood both scored doubles and Amie Hill and Bianka Jacobson added a try each to Phat Athletes’ final total.

Urban Strength responded with tries by Elias Aumua, Willy Dan, Brendon Jones and Travis Schintler.

The referee’s B&F points all went to Phat Athletes players including Summer Patterson, Kai Greenwood and Rachel Simon.

DC & C Barracudas added another win to their mounting tally last week.

Being low on player numbers didn’t help their Haymans Snowflakes opposition and the DC & C Barracudas didn’t show any mercy on their way to their 11-0 whitewash win.

Brianna Watson and Jed Noonan ran in two tries each for the Barracudas with Mollie Harley, Nathan McAndrew, Tom McKenna and Ryan Urquhart also adding a try each to their big tally.

Watson and Noonan shared in the game’s Best & Fairest points along with Haymans Snowflakes’ Jimmy Neyland.

The match between The Butchers and the Red Hot Chilli Steppers finished in a thrilling 6-all draw.

The Chilli Steppers had the upper hand at half time leading 5-2 before The Butchers turned the game around in the second half to score four points to the Chilli Steppers’ one.

Kai Taylor scored twice for The Butchers (and earned B&F points) with team mates Toby Greenwood, Sarah Morley and Reynold Mugugia also crossing for tries.

Tries from the Chilli Steppers were recorded by Jack Brown, Neve Carter, Jezebel Hitchins and Ben Griffiths.

Also earning B&F points from the game were Jack Brown and The Butchers’ Zac Broughton.

Rusty Snails held out to beat DJW Dingoes by just one point (4-3) in their Round 5 game last week.

Alec Fraser, Jason Hampel and Ben McBride (2) scored for Rusty Snails while Lochlan Ford (2) and Tyler Coughlan touched down for DJW Dingoes’ tries.

B&F points went to Ben McBride, Lochlan Ford and Rusty Snails’ Nicola Harbison.