DECIDER THRILLS

Loll­back’s ef­forts nab Live Ac­tion vic­tory

Warwick Daily News - - SPORT - EL­YSE WURM El­[email protected]­wick­dai­lynews.com.au TOUCH FOOT­BALL:

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.

Photo: Trevor Mar­tin

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.

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