CBI just missed taking the points its Sale touch game against Gippsland Grammar, going down five tries to four.
This was a fast game with CBI showing a big improvement since joining the competition nine weeks ago. Captain Samantha Cass leads by example and was responsible for much of her team’s improvement.
Gippsland Grammar’s Kyung Stewart top scored with three tries, while Michael Garbett scored two. For CBI, Cass scored two tries with Brendan Janssen and Brett Morris one each.
Best players were Stewart, Garbett, Scott Traynor, Cass and Patricia Chapman. James Stephenson won the encouragement award.
DESPITE missing key players, Porky’s Pines defeated CAT’s 5-2 in an even contest.
Eleven-year-old Billy Canny played his first game for Porky’s, while Ellie May and Sharon Finnerty joined the CAT’s team.
Brady Canny, Ryan Maynard, Brett Towers, Anita Wilson and Steve Wright scored one try each for Porky’s, while Michael Baker and Ben May scored for CAT’s.
Best players were Brady Canny, Baker, Billy Canny, Eden Finnerty and Anita Wilson with Ellie May winning the encouragement award.
THE fast running Nagle College team proved too fast for Phoenix, winning 7-3.
Phoenix was not disgraced as Nagle has only lost one game this season.
Connor McLean and Jack Neal both scored two tries for Nagle with one each from Ren Crunden-Smith, Bryan Smith and Ben Calnin. This was Calnin’s first game in the local competition.
Smith sprinted 60 metres into the touchdown zone, however, didn’t have the energy to make the touchdown and was touched just on the line.
Ursula Barnsley, Mike Eglington and David Ropeti scored a try for Phoenix.
Best players were Samuel Russ, Neal, Smith, Kirsty Smaller and Emily Bourke. Nikaela Hubbard won the encouragement award.
PINK Panthers was back to its best when it defeated the Switched On IncrediBulls 7-3.
Adam Lawson scored three tries for Pink Panthers, David Svarc two and Brendan Everson and Genevieve Preston one each. Nick Elliott, Jake Farquhar and Marc McLeod each scored one for the IncrediBulls.
Best players were Joe Tasker, Elliott, Lawson, Brooke Noble and Preston. Hadassha Tamanabae won the encouragement award.
Tomorrow night’s matches, 6.30pm: Nagle College v Pink Panthers (referee Phoenix), Gippsland Grammar v CAT’s (CBI); 7.20pm: Phoenix v Switched On IncrediBulls (Pink Panthers), Porky’s Pines v CBI (CAT’s).