TOUCH FOOT­BALL

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An in­tense clash be­tween the two top sides has re­sulted in Green­backs reign­ing supreme and ad­vanc­ing to the Broome Touch As­so­ci­a­tion di­vi­sion 1 grand fi­nal.

In the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nals last Thurs­day, Green­backs went up against Roey Roost­ers in an ex­cit­ing match-up be­tween the com­pe­ti­tion’s most dom­i­nant teams.

Roost­ers’ Gareth Preece was quick to get things rolling with a try to be­gin the match, fol­lowed by great de­fen­sive pres­sure from the col­lec­tive.

How­ever, af­ter tak­ing a few min­utes to find their groove, Green­backs’ Layla Yu broke through to get her team on the board.

De­spite the mid­field strug­gle through­out the first half, it was an all-fe­male scor­ing af­fair for the Green­backs as Kather­ine Dann, Elle Fong and An­nie Dann built up a lead.

Preece man­aged another try late to bring the half-time mar­gin to just three points, set­ting up an ex­cit­ing con­clu­sion for spec­ta­tors.

Af­ter the main break, both teams utilised their fast play­ers and abun­dant sub­sti­tutes to quickly gain ground in of­fence.

How­ever, Yu once again broke through the Roost­ers’ de­fences to ex­tend the Green­backs’ lead.

What fol­lowed was a suc­ces­sion of Green­backs tries from Jor­dan Ba­con, Damien Par­ri­man and Joey Kain, as well as Yu scor­ing her hat­trick.

It seemed Roost­ers be­gan to fal­ter dur­ing the sec­ond half, with the Green­backs’ pres­sure get­ting too much, re­sult­ing in many fum­bles.

De­spite show­ing prom­ise late in the sec­ond half, Roost­ers were ul­ti­mately kept score­less and Green­backs took home the 10-2 vic­tory.

Green­backs will take on Score­gasms in the di­vi­sion 1 grand fi­nal, af­ter Score­gasms man­aged an up­set 7-4 win over Tox Free Ru­n­aways.

Mean­while in di­vi­sion 2, Ex­ploders up­set Bush Chooks 6-2 and The An­i­mals smashed Broome Pi­rates 16-6, set­ting up an in­tense grand fi­nal match-up.

The Broome Touch As­so­ci­a­tion grand fi­nals will kick off tonight at 6 at Fa­ther McMa­hon Oval.

Green­backs' Ash Dann looks to make a pass to team­mate Elle Fong be­fore Roey Roost­ers' Gareth Preece gets a touch.

Green­backs' Jor­dan Ba­con.

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