Round 11

Warm conditions greeted Shepparton Touch players for their round 11 matches last Wednesday but it didn't slow the play at all with some high scoring games taking place.
Both division 1 games were clear cut. Roaders defeated Cyclones 12-5 with Paul Simpson dominating with 3 touchdowns and Joe McCoy setting up many forward moves. Larna Napier and Jayde McFarland were the best for Cyclones.
Titans downed Kamikazes 8-2. Jon Solomon scored 4 and his brother Jeremy 2 for the winners. Jane O'Donnell and Chris Bourke scored one each for Kamikazes.
In a game where speed dominated top division 2 team Plastered ran out 6-4 winners against the up and coming Hippos combination. Hayden Beaton was the best for Plastered while Emila Howley and Chris Cullinan played well for Hippos.
Vikings registered another win over bottom team Pipeline who were more competitive this week. Vikings shared the scoring between 6 players. Jason Brown and Ann Austin were the best for Pipeline.
Annie Clark's desperate dive in the corner was the best of her 3 touchdowns for GTM in their 6-3 victory over Landmark. Steve Dawson with 2 was the best for Landmark.
Gunners thrashed an undermanned Simpsons 10-2 with Andy Exton starring for Gunners with 3 touchdowns. Hannah Kennedy played well for Simpsons.
Eight was the number in division 3 with 5 out of 6 teams scoring 8 touchdowns. As this suggests there were two 8 all draws proving the evenness of this section.
IDK and Allstars who were locked on 20 points each in second and third position still couldn't be separated at the end of their 40 minute match. Young Elissa Banfield stood out for IDK while Tamar Tibbs played well to score twice for Allstars.
Notre Dame Sharks and Idols also scored 8 each with Daniel Godsmark and Matt Clarke scoring 4 each for Idols. Katherine Snell defended well for Sharks while Michael Nelson was the main scorer with 3.
Paul Cornelius scored 3 of Vroom's 8 touchdowns in their win over Panthers who scored 6. Youngsters, Tameeka Bekker and Whem James played well for Panthers.
In division 4, Purple Noodles had a percentage boosting 10-2 win against Grammar. Adrain O'Shaughnessy had a night out, scoring 4 touchdowns. Ellie McArthur tried hard for Grammar.
Top team SKM also had a big win over The Substitutes who now drop out of the four. Lana Kennedy played well for SKM and Heidi O'Sullivan dived for 3 touchdowns but was just touched each time. Duane Montgomery and Nick Hubble scored one each for The Substitutes.
Shane Bensch's pace allowed him to score 4 touchdowns in Pelican's 9-1 defeat of Notre Dame Titans.
Lowly Team Dodgey almost upset highly rate Roadblock, only going down 6-7. Roadblock shared the scoring around with 6 scorers. Belinda Streader and Dion Sleep were the best for Team Dodgey.
The Cross Border Challenge is next Sunday March 6th with Shepparton sending teams in 3 divisions - Women's, Over 35's and Under 16's.


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