Pirates destroy Stingers by eight points in Broome touch division one

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Ashlee O'Connell dives to score a try.
Camera IconAshlee O'Connell dives to score a try. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

It was another exciting night of Broome Touch action down on Father McMahon Oval on Thursday night with some spectacular wins and close defeats.

In the first match the Pirates decimated the Stingers, more than doubling their score.

From the start of the match the Pirates racked up a spectacular lead of nine tries while the Stingers lagged, only managing to make one try in the first half.

The Stingers regained composure in the second half, meeting the Pirates score of five tries but the Pirates’ lead from the first half secured them the victory, 14 to 6.

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Ashlee O’Connell made an excellent try by diving into the score zone with a rival player hot on her tail and scored a total of four, making her the best scorer for the Pirates alongside Lachlan Tate who also scored four tries.

The Allstars also had a spectacular win over the Runaways, nearly doubling their score.

It was a slow start for the Runaways who only managed to score a single try in the first half while the Allstars scored five, establishing a decent lead as they moved into the second half.

The Runaways had a much better second half, scoring five tries to the Allstars’ six, but it was not enough to take down the Allstars and the lead they had gained in the first half, 11 to 6.

Ayeesha Skeen scored four tries, the most tries for the Allstars and the most for the match.

Then Fyre scraped through to take home the win by a single point in their clash against the Bushchooks.

It was a close competition right from the get-go with Fyre scoring five tries in first half, and the Bushchooks scoring four tries.

The second half was low scoring as both teams defence held strong but Fyre managed to come away with the win thanks to their lead in the first half, 7 to 6.

The Bushchooks’ Sarah Ludowici was the best scorer for the match, making four tries in the first half.

In division two, the Triple 0‘s beat the Scoregasms by six points, 10 to 4.

The Primewest Panthers decimated Good Palpations by 11 points, 14 to 3.

ARAC Attack won a close match against the Exploders by three points, 11 to 8.

And the Animals annihilated the Untouched by 10 points, 15 to 5.

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