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Reigning premiers in the green

- TOUCH FOOTBALL CARLY LADEN

After suffering an upset loss to division 1 upstarts Fyre, reigning premiers Greenbacks A have bounced back with a vengeance with a three-point victory.

Greenbacks A faced off against Pirates, who were coming off the back of a big win over Roey Roosters, on Thursday night in round two of Broome Touch competitio­n.

The opening minutes produced an intense start to the match with both teams seemingly evenly matched.

After a bit of back and forth, Greenbacks’ Keifer Yu managed to sneak through and score the first two tries of the match.

But Pirates’ Dan O’Connell quickly responded with a try of his own to keep his team in close contention.

Soon after, the match-up entered a stalemate with both teams struggling to break through each other’s strong defences.

It was not until later in the first half that Yu scored a third try for Greenbacks, followed by Pirates’ Nathan Levien and Jack Hembrecht to bring the scores level.

A late try from Elle Fong gave Greenbacks the advantage 4-3 at half-time.

It seemed Pirates were determined to keep fighting until the end after Levien quickly scored a try to bring the scores level once again.

However, Fong would produce a quick response of her own by making an impressive catch to score a second try.

Determined to secure a second consecutiv­e win, Pirates took the lead with tries from Jarvis Black, only for Greenbacks’ Shaun Bin Swani to bring the scores level in the tug-of-war contest.

Although Pirates brought the fight, late tries from Bin Swani, Yu and Jesse Borlase secured the win for Greenbacks 10-7.

Elsewhere in division 1, Fyre defeated Allstars 7-5, and Runaways held off Roey Roosters 5-4.

In division 2, Primewest Panthers edged out The Animals 8-7, and Scoregasms defeated Greenbacks B 8-4.

In division 3, Yippee Try Yay beat Good Palpations 9-6, Exploders held off Stingers 9-7, and ARAC Attack edged out Bush Chooks 8-7.

 ??  ?? Jesse Borlase
Jesse Borlase

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