Tries galore in first round of touch footy

Gareth McKnightBroome Advertiser

The first round of the Broome touch football finals threw up some end-to-end fixtures, with tries galore at BRAC last Thursday.

In A1-division the standout game of the round came between top side Blackoutz and Rubber Ducks. The game ended up finishing 8-8 after normal time, with the encounter going to extra time, which Blackoutz won 9-8.

Jason Connelly was a standout for the victors; however, Jermaine Reuben and Simon Enosa scored some excellent individual tries for Rubber Ducks.

In the other A1-division game 2012 champions Bullets overcame Phoenix Flyers 9-5. The teams met recently in the normal season, with the spoils shared 4-4, and as such a close game was expected. However, the speed and clinical nature of Bullets told.

In the B-division, Wannabees were up first, and they progressed to the next stage with a 9-4 win over Touch Ups. The winning side were in the ascendency 5-1 at half-time, and despite resurgence from Touch Ups in the second half, held out for the victory. Jack Pascoe impressed for Wannabees.

Barbarians proved too strong for Outta Touch, winning 6-2. Despite an even start to the game, Dave Lappen led his team to victory. Peta Lee played well for Outta Touch.

Runaways and Exploders contested the only C-division game of the night, with the former cruising to a 12-4 victory. Scoregasms are also in this grade, and play in the next round.

The major upset of the round game in the social division, where Running Amok were beaten 7-3 by Chalkies. Running Amok have been top of the ladder for most of the regular season, but came unstuck against an unpredictable Chalkies outfit.

2012 champions PCYC flexed their muscles in beating Just Us 12-2, and are hitting their paces at the right time. First National Rockets were beaten 9-6 by Try Hards.

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