Phoenix defeat Barbarians

PHOENIX defeated Gippsland Grammar Swans eight tries to seven in the latest round of Sale and District touch.

The teams were level 3-3 at half-time before Phoenix claimed the advantage in the second half.

Clinton Glover, Matthew Lever and David Ropeti each scored two tries for Phoenix with one each from Ursula Barnsley and Vanessa Noble. For the Swans, Devon Sissing and Victor U scored three tries each, while Jake Tobiyama scored his first try in the Sale competition.

Best players were Lever, Ropeti, Marc McGrath, Barnsley and Noble.

NIKAELA Hubbard scored a try in the final minute to give Nagle College a 5-4 win over Chumpies.

Other Nagle scorers were Kyle Grummisch with two, Kobi Laudani and Kate Tong one each. Christopher Evill, Bradley Schubert, Elizabeth Von Finster and Adam Williams scored one each for Chumpies.

Best players were Laudani, Michael Jones, Connor McLean, Jess Herbert and Von Finster with Bryan Smith winning the encouragement award.

ST Dam had a convincing 7-2 win over the inexperienced JTT.

Craig Campbell, Chris Gascoigne and Jacob Harrap scored two tries each for St Dam and Ashley Howells one, while for JTT, Leland Kingston and Henry Ropeti each scored one.

Best players were Chris Gascoigne, Campbell, Jemma Hall, and Mel Gascoigne with Will Fullard winning the encouragement award.

PORKY’S Pines defeated CAT’s 11-3, though the score did not reflect the closeness of the game.

Leigh Mawley scored five tries for Porky’s with five tries, Hayden Crean three and Andrea Christie, Gavin Roberts and son Zac one each. Michael Baker, Courtney Ferguson and Adrian Whittaker scored for CAT’s.

Best players were Mawley, Crean, Baker, Christie and Courtney Ferguson with young Jalen Werahiko winning the encouragement award.

This game had two father-son combinations playing with Gavin and Zac Roberts and Chad and Jalen Werahiko, with the boys showing they can mix it with the best adult players in the competition.

GIPPSLAND Grammar Barbarians forfeited their game against Switched On Installations.