ALLSTARS secure narrow round 3 win

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ALLSTARS' Ses Bero looks to pass the ball to teammate Damien Crispin.
Camera IconALLSTARS' Ses Bero looks to pass the ball to teammate Damien Crispin. Credit: Carly Laden

It seems the less than ideal start to 2020 has continued for reigning Broome Touch Football premiers Cleanaway Runaways after suffering a narrow loss to the ALLSTARS.

The Runaways and ALLSTARS clashed in round three of competition last Thursday night when both teams were desperate to achieve their first win of the season.

A quick try from ALLSTARS’ Amanda Collins and a quick response from Runaways’ Fletcher Ghandour set the tone for the match as an even contest.

Runaways were quick to gain ground with some good runs, resulting in a try from Joseph Ghandour, but the ALLSTARS soon picked up the pace with a try from Matty Corpus to level the score once again.

Cleanaway Runaways' Fletcher Ghandour scored five tries for his team.
Camera IconCleanaway Runaways' Fletcher Ghandour scored five tries for his team. Credit: Broome Advertiser, Carly Laden

More tries for Joseph and Fletcher Ghandour saw the Runaways starting to build a lead, only for ALLSTARS to begin stepping up in defence and catch up with tries from Emile Boxer and James Matthews.

A second try from Boxer saw the ALLSTARS take the lead again but a late try by Fletcher Ghanour saw the scores brought level at five-all at half-time.

In the second half, the Runaways seemingly struggled to cope under pressure, with a couple of fumbles costing them.

ALLSTARS rubbed salt in the wound with a try from Alex Valli.

While the Runaways managed a quick response with a sixth try, ALLSTARS began shutting them down at any cost and took the lead with a third try from Boxer.

The best play of the match went to ALLSTARS’ Amanda Collins for saving what could have been an intercept by the Runaways by catching the ball and scoring a try after it brushed past Keryl Lawford’s fingertips.

ALLSTARS' Emile Boxer dives to score a try.
Camera IconALLSTARS' Emile Boxer dives to score a try. Credit: Carly Laden

Although the Runaways tried their hardest to catch up, the ALLSTARS were just too good, taking the 10-8 victory and securing their first win of the season.

Elsewhere in division 1, Scoregasms held off Primewest Panthers, 10-7, to achieve their first win of the season, Roey Roosters smashed The Animals, 12-2, and Greenbacks edged out Stingrays, 6-4.

Meanwhile in division two, Pirates defeated Yippee Try Yay, 15-9, Stingers smashed HDU Chargers, 13-1, Bush Chooks beat Good Palpations, 8-2, and ARAC Attack defeated Exploders, 8-4.

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