Close encounters in touch rugby
The Stingers escaped with a lastgasp victory over Touchy Feely in an incredibly tight match last Thursday.
In the fifth round of competition at Father McMahon Oval, it was a tug of war between the Stingers and Touchy Feely.
The Stingers were very quick to score in the opening minutes of the match, although Touchy Feely were just as quick to retaliate with a try of their own.
What ensued was an even match with both teams applying great pressure on each other and staying within grasp of the lead.
Stingers Justin King and Dominic Treacy brought a lot of speed to the Stingers side while Touchy Feely’s Fraser McDonald and Cooper Matthews weaved their way through the Stingers’ defence.
An intense second half was set to take place when scores drew level at half time.
After a struggle for both teams to score, the tug of war match continued.
For several players, it seemed they picked up speed as the match progressed.
Despite a last-second try for Touchy Feely, it was the Stingers that took home the victory 12-11.
Elsewhere in division 1, the Sharks continued to be a dominant team, smashing ARAC Attack 22-4, while the Greenbacks, the Bullets and the Stingrays achieved divisive victories against the Roey Roosters, the Scoregasms and the Willie Creek Crocs respectively. The Runaways also managed a victory, defeating the Bush Chooks 7-3.
Meanwhile, in division 2, the Exploders defeated Touch It, 12-5, The Animals held off Yippee Try Yay, 8-6, and the Broome Pirates defeated the First National Rockets, 6-3.
Stinger Justin King went full steam ahead against Touchy Feely.
Fraser McDonald was among the stand-outs for Touchy Feely.