Sport

Close en­coun­ters in touch rugby

Broome Advertiser - - Front Page - Carly Laden

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.

Pic­tures: Carly Laden

Stinger Justin King went full steam ahead against Touchy Feely.

Fraser McDon­ald was among the stand-outs for Touchy Feely.

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