Round 9

Most results in round 9 of Shepparton Touch went as expected with some teams now consolidating their positions on the ladder.
Top division 1 team Roaders scored a confidence building 4-2 win over second placed Titans with Guy Madigan and Paul Simpson playing well for the victors. John Solomon and Evan Atkinson scored the touchdowns for Titans.
Paul Winter dominated fro Puckapunyal with 3 touchdowns helping his team to an 8-5 win against Cyclones. Jayde McFarland and Larna Napier were the best for Cyclones.
The high scoring Plastered combination continued on their merry way with a 9-3 win against Simpsons. Matt Maddison scored 3 for Plastered while Alisa Rowan also played a great game. Adam Kiehne was the standout player for Simpsons.
GTM also kept their winning run going, comprehensively defeating the lowly Pipeline. Erin Logan's look away pass to Duane Andrew on the line to set up a score was the highlight for GTM in a very even team performance. Jason Brown and Doug Halloran tried hard for Pipeline.
Hippos were also big winners with a 15-3 drubbing of Landmark. Emila Howley and Paul Kenelly caught the umpires eye for Hippos. Jodie Harris performed well in an undermanned Landmark team.
Gunners just fell over the line in a great match with Vikings. After being locked at 2 all at half time a close struggle ensued and left the teams with 3 apiece with seconds to play before Gunners received the benefit a close call on a touch and pass to score the winning touchdown right on the siren. Cameron Dudgeon's chasing speed stopped 2 Vikings touchdowns in the first few minutes while Luke Tillman's ball handing skills kept Vikings right in the match.
Vroom proved their standing as the top division 3 team by defeating Idols 9-3. Vroom had a variety of scoring options with Breanna Moore and Paul Cornelius setting up many opportunities. Daniel Godsmark played his best game for Idols.
IDK played their best game for a while to down Panthers 6-4. David Aiken junior and Melissa Waters played well for IDK while Adrian and Megan Appo were the best for Panthers.
Allstars defeated Notre Dame Sharks 6-4. Jade Skinner for Allstars and Colin Finn for Sharks scored 2 each for their teams.
The only moves on any of the ladders came in division 4 were the top two teams both lost which allowed SKM to move from 3rd to top.
In a high scoring match Nick Hand with 3 and Matt Smith with 2 were able lead SKM to a 10-9 victory over a fast finishing Purple Noodles. Matt Tresize was the only multiple scorer for the Noodles with 2 as their were 7 other scorers.
The Grammar School teachers in Pelicans have the school bragging rights after defeating the students Grammar team 9-2. Mark Churchill and Shane Bensch scored 3 each for Pelicans. Ivy Davidson and Alistair McLeod were the best for Grammar.
Notre Dame Titans managed to outlast Team Dodgey and win 5-4. Natalie Frizzell and Tim Davis played well for Titans. Belinda Streader and Peter Moore did well for Dodgey.
The Substitutes also won 5-4 against former top team Roadblock. Duane Montgomery and Nick Hubble scored 2 each for the winners. Kim Bye and Craig Cox played strong games for Roadblock.
The Cross Border Challenge tournament which was played in Shepparton last year will be played in Bendigo this year on Sunday March 6th. All players are welcome to try out for teams to play in this competition. Last year Shepparton entered men's, women's, mixed and over 35's teams and will look to do so again this time. Any players who are interested in player should covey their interest to the administration table.


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