Title contenders stake early claims

Broome Advertiser

Round 7 of Broome touch football last Thursday featured some close games, as the title contenders started to shape up.

Rubber Ducks put on a dominant display in the first game of the night, beating Exploders 16-2 in a one-sided affair.

Craig Wilson led the Exploders admirably despite the scoreline.

Bullets continued their title defence with a hard-fought 10-4 victory over Barbarians.

With the score 4-3 at half-time, Bullets put in a strong second half performance to win the game.

Blackouts and Wannabees contested another close game, with the former edging it 6-3.

Jason Connelly and Shannon Burgess impressed for Blackouts and were awarded MVP honours.

Touch Ups beat Outta Touch 7-5 in a grudge match, with Tim Morton and Skye Jamieson proving the difference in a tight encounter.

Outta Touch have a number of speedy players, which made Touch Ups’ win all the more impressive.

Perennial challengers Runaways chalked up an 8-4 win over Scoregasms however the score line did not reflect how close the game was.

In the split round Phoenix Flyers beat social side Try Hards 10-1, with Matt Corpus the MVP.

In the social division, last year’s top side PCYC suffered their first defeat of the campaign, going down 5-2 to Just Us.

Chalkies are showing inconsistent form and could not build on a big win from the previous week. They were beaten 8-6 by Rnning Amok.

First National Rockets and Broome Hospital played out an 8-8 draw, with the high-scoring game a bonus for spectators.

A number of Broome touch players also took part in a coaching conference over the weekend, with a number of participants receiving Level 1 coaching certificates.

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