Final round report

Finalists have been decided after the final round of Shepparton Touch. Teams will now play knock out semi finals with the winners progressing to the finals next week.
In Division 1 Touchy Tigers rounded off their undefeated season with a 9-5 victory over New Team. New Team pushed hard all match but it seemed that every time they scored Evan Atkinson or Jon Solomon was able to reply immediately. Kerrianne Keady put in some strong running for New Team and Andrew Levelle scored twice. Melinda Solomon defended well for the Tigers.
Cyclones dominated the scoring in their clash with Kamikazes, running out 7-0 victors. Bruce Haack set up many scoring opportunities while Ross Daldy put in some great diving touches in defense. Erin Turner played well for Kamikazes and was well supported by John Weber.
The Bill primed themselves for finals with a 15-3 drubbing of leading division 2 team Gunners. Luke Anderson scored 6 touchdowns for the winners while Tracy Roe scored two for Gunners.
In division 2 Panthers almost pulled off an upset only failing by one touchdown to defeat top team Vikings. Simon McIntosh led the way for Panthers in their 8-7 loss. Scott Thorn's 2 touchdowns and Ebony Laidlaw's strong defense was enough to get Vikings over the line and maintain top position.
Ducks & Drakes' 9-6 win over Allstars allowed them to move from 4th to 3rd at Allstars' expense. Late season recruit Anthony Ball starred once again for Ducks & Drakes with Stef Makey also playing well. Stacey Tibbs and Lee Smith were the best for Allstars who now face top team Vikings in the cut throat semi final.
GMW were unable to win against Simpsons which leaves them winless for the season and has a drop in divisions on the cards for next season. The Montgomery brothers, Duane and Gerard were once again awesome for Simpsons with Duane scoring 4 of their 8 touchdowns. Breanna Moore and Chris Burke tried hard for GMW and contributed to their total of 3 touchdowns.
In division 3 Lakers also finished the season undefeated after downing Notre Dame Sharks 6-1. Brodie Jaques provided the speed for Lakers while Cassia Saunders pulled off a few good moves in attack. The Sharks played a great defensive game but were unable to set up enough scoring opportunities to worry Lakers. Eddie Alrecht was their only scorer.
Plastered knocked the confidence of co finalists Pipeline by thrashing them 11-1. Hayden Beaton was devastating, scoring 4 touchdowns while Melinda Toy also chipped in with 2. Tracey White once again starred for Pipeline and should poll well in the best and fairest in this division.
Nick Hand scored 3 times in the second half to lead Pink Panthers to a 6-3 victory over Purple Noodles. Matt Friedlieb and Mel McClure also played well. Gabby Westlake and Helen Crapper were the best for for the Noodles.
Division 4 had the closest finish with the top 4 teams being separated by only one point. Black Bettys stayed on top due to having the bye but there is nothing between these teams and the finals should be interesting watching.
Team Dodgey had to win their clash with Roadblock to make the finals but they went out with a wimper, losing 13-1. Chris Ponting scored 4 touchdowns but the best player for Roadblock was Kathryn Varapodio who assisted in many touchdowns. Dion Sleep defended hard for Team Dodgey but couldn't hold back the continual attack.
Numurkah had a big win at the expense of Notre Dame Lions with Trent Willis and Rachelle Black once again dominating play. Bridgett Dooling tried hard for the Lions who finished off their first season with an 11-3 loss.
Paul Kelly scored 3 times in Notre Dame Titans 7-1 win against Pelicans. Aaron Plant was the only Pelicans player able to penetrate the Titans defense.


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