SWITCHED On Installations has been crowned the Sale and District touch champion following a surprising night of finals last Wednesday.
In the A division semi-finals, St Dam, competition leader for most of the season, was defeated by Corey Siebel’s Switched On Installations before the Gippsland Grammar Barbarians defeated Porky’s Pines, only to announced it will forfeit tomorrow night’s grand final.
SWITCHED On Installations and St Dam were tied at 2-2 at half-time and it was not until the final minute of the game when Switched On got over the line to take out the win 6-5.
Switched On’s Brett Walker landed on the ball when scoring a try, resulting in a broken collar bone.
The game was played at a very fast pace and as both teams only had limited number of interchange players, which did not enable any player to recover.
For Switched On, Josh Woods scored two tries with one each to Andrew Burns, Kirsty Craig, Siebel and David Svarc. For St Dam, Chris Gascoigne scored two tries with Craig Campbell, Jacob Harrap and Hector Ta’ala one each.
Best players were Svarc, Burns, Woods, Chris Gascoigne, Mel Gascoigne and Ta’ala.
IN the other A division semi, Gippsland Grammar Barbarians defeated Porky’s Pines 9-8 after Jamie McIntosh scored a try in extra time. Once again this was a very fast and even contest with both sides not giving an inch.
Logan Deschepper top-scored for the Barbarians with three tries, Josh Deschepper and McIntosh scored two each with one from Jake Meade making one. Andrea Christie, Leigh Mawley and Brett Towers each scored two tries for Porky’s with one try each to Alyssa Stanley and Anita Wilson.
Best players for the Barbarians were McIntosh, Deschepper and Stef Pelz, while Stanley, Mawley and Towers were the best players for Porky’s.
NAGLE College defeated Chumpies 4-0 to book a place against the Gippsland Grammar Swans in the B division final.
Nagle’s fleet-footed brigade of Kyle Grummisch, Connor McLean and Oscar Smith were able to out-run their opposition, enabling the three players to make reasonably easy tries. Jess Herbert was the only other Nagle player to score.
Best players for Nagle were Grummisch, McLean and Smith, with Adam Palmer, Alysha Dunn and Siale Mann among Chumpies’ best.
THE Gippsland Grammar Swans were too fast for CAT’s, winning 7-3.
David Commins and Tom Connolly both scored two tries for the Swans and were supported by Jake Cho, Ben May and Tom Murphy with one try each. Michael Baker, Chad Werahiko and Jason Green each scored a try for CAT’s.
Best players for the Swans were Commins, Ben May and Victor U, while Adrian Whittaker, Baker and Jason Green were the CAT’s best.
IN the C division grand final, JTT scored a convincing 14-5 win over Phoenix.
For JTT, Leland Kingston scored with five tries, Samuel Nelson four with Jemma Hill and Henry Ropeti two each and Chris Katal one. David Ropeti and Ursula Barnsley scored two tries each for Phoenix with Matthew Lever one.
Best players were Leland Kingston, Nelson, Barnsley and Lever.
ONLY one match will be played this Wednesday night at Stephenson Park, the B division grand final from 6.30pm between Nagle College and Gippsland Grammar Swans.