Lollback’s efforts nab Live Action victory
A couple of “freakish” tries from Blake Lollback were game-changing for Live Action, who shot to the lead to win the A-Grade Warwick Touch Football Association grand final this week.
Live Action finished second on the ladder behind its grand final competitors Brownlie Metre Eaters.
Having faced each other twice during the season and each coming out with a win, it was Live Action who won the ultimate game 8 to 5.
Co-captain Grant Lollback said Brownlie Metre Eaters came out firing and the teams went try for try from the start.
“It was pretty heated in the first half,” Lollback said.
“It was a very fast game. Our sub rotation was really good and that kept us fresh.”
At half-time Brownlie Metre Eaters were up 4–3, but that was to change.
“Blake was the game changer in the second half, he scored a couple of freakish tries,” Lollback said.
But the strength of the side lay in its ability to play together as a team, Lollback said.
“We try and use everyone and make them chase,” he said.
“Our team gels really well and we go out and have fun. We play seriously but we have fun.”
With Lollback and his two sons Blake and Mitchell having played for Australia and Queensland, and fellow player Cahal Davis having made the national team, Live Action has experience on its side.
Lollback praised the Warwick touch competition for drawing a large number of players and offering quality contests.
“It’s very popular and it’s a family orientated sport, so I think it’ll keep growing,” he said.
PREMIERS: Live Action team (back, from left) Seline Fallon, Noah Littell, Mitchell Lollback, Riley Lever, Blake Lollback, Peita Hunter, Grant Lollback (front) Lexi Lever, Jaime Slattery, Cahal Davis and Petia Jones won the A-Grade Warwick Touch Football Association grand final on Wednesday night. Ty Gardner and Bree Ragh are also in the team.