Undefeated teams battle it out in third round

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Avenger Jamie Harvey makes a pass to Gareth Preece.
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Despite having a week’s rest, the Avengers have kept their undefeated streak alive in a tight match against the Scoregasms on Thursday July 5.

In the third round of competition it was a battle between the two undefeated teams in the men’s and women’s leagues.

After a number of fumbles marred the opening minutes of the match, it was Avenger Hayden Mackenzie that would get things going on the scoreboard. However, Michael Thomson would provide a quick response for the Scoregasms, scoring a try of his own.

It was clear the two teams were very evenly matched, especially considering the scores were level at three-a-piece at half-time.

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After the main break, Kirana Lockyer really stepped it up for the Avengers, scoring two more tries to add to his late first-half try.

As the Scoregasms looked to step up the defensive pressure, it seemed fatigue was getting the best of them, allowing the Avengers to build a lead.

Despite an injury to stand-out Gareth Preece, the Avengers were able to hold off the Scoregasms and take home the 6-4 win.

Elsewhere in the men’s competition, the match between the Broome Jets and Crocsters United ended in a forfeit.

In the women’s competition, Crocs kept Karma Touch scoreless and top sides, Trouble Makers and Touch That, drew four-a-piece. The match between ARAC Attack and the Shamrocks ended in a forfeit.

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