Reigning premiers in the green
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.