It was a windy and somewhat cool evening for Round 4 of the Touch Football ACT Superleague competition. First up we had the Men’s games with Tuggeranong Vikings up against Gungahlin Cats and Northern Phoenix up against Woden Eagles.
Tuggeranong sprung out of the blocks early with a double to Ben Wylie and tries to Ned Morcom and Dean Taylor with Cats managing one of their own courtesy of Nicholas Ada making it 4-1 to Vikings going into half-time. Gungahlin Cats’ second half improved slightly in attack, nabbing two more tries through Kurt Halbauer and Brent Stafford but Vikings emulated their tally from the first half putting another four tries on. Ben Wylie managed to score another try in the second half making it a hat-trick for the afternoon, with Vikings winning 8-3.
Our other game was between Northern Phoenix and Woden Eagles. In what was a physical game from the tap off, the first half had a few errors from both sides with the wind and weather playing a part. Phoenix led at the break up 4 tries to 3 and kept their momentum going in the second half finishing 9-5 winners. Goulburn Merinos had the bye this week and will be looking to build towards next weekend’s finals weekend.
Also, next week is the 2018 Grand Final rematch between Vikings and Phoenix so make sure you get down and watch what will be a cracker of a game.
In the Women’s matches we had the same as the Men’s with Tuggeranong Vikings up against Gungahlin Cats and Northern Phoenix up against Woden Eagles. Goulburn Merinos unfortunately had to forfeit with that game against Bears being a 5-0 win to North Canberra.
In what shaped to be an exciting game between Vikings and Cats who are two well-structured footy sides, we weren’t disappointed with tries scored in the first half. A first half double to Elise Wilson set the tone for Vikings scoring three more courtesy of Bec Beath, Erin Sutcliffe and Kasey Dragisic while Georgia Smith, Jaimee Larkham and Rachel McVicar were Cats’ first half try scorers. The score was 5-3 Vikings way heading into the 2nd half. Vikings really picked up the pace after half time running in 4 tries to Cats’ 1, winning 9-4. Bec Beath, Elise Wilson and Coby-Lee Maguire picked up doubles for the match.
Our last game was between Woden Eagles and Northern Phoenix. A few players returning for Woden were sure to give the side a boost heading into the finals weekend as well as Northern Phoenix’ 15’s girls who came off a bronze medal campaign last week for the School Sport Championships held here at Deakin. This was an even match with both sides not giving each other anything in attack and scores being locked up at 2 all at halftime. The game was in Phoenix’ favour being 4-3 at the siren and Woden had a chance to level it but their try was disallowed, with Phoenix winning the game 4-3.
Next week we have some really entertaining games here at Deakin in the lead up to the Finals Weekend (16/17 November) at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval. Come down to Deakin, watch some really good Touch Footy and then we will see you all for an exciting weekend at Gungahlin!
One week to go!
Tuggeranong Vikings (8) def Gungahlin Cats (3)
Northern Phoenix (9) def Woden Eagles (5)
Tuggeranong Vikings (9) def Gungahlin Cats (4)
Northern Phoenix (4) def Woden Eagles (3)
North Canberra Bears (5) def Goulburn Merinos (0) DUE TO FORFEIT