Super League: Round 5
Heavy weight contenders Vikings and Phoenix displayed a dominant performance this week after a strong contest last week against one another.
The Northern Phoenix men put on a show with Jamie Hawke walking away with a hat-trick in his second game return from playing for the ACT Lakers in the Australia Hockey League. Three other Phoenix players scored two touchdowns (Isaac Crowe, Cam Burdett and Daniel Hawke). However, player/coach Steve Callender found the line twice himself for the third week straight with a total of 6 touchdowns.
The reigning champions, Tuggeranong Vikings were out for redemption after a close loss last week against rivals, Northern Phoenix. The Vikings started strong from the beginning, and only got stronger in the second half. Tuggeranong Winger, Teddy Johnston was having a field day scoring three touchdowns, each time diving, and returning the ball to the half way line with the signature flick pass. Eddie Jones was on fire scoring three touchdowns himself but setting up 4 for Red-V.
This round we saw majority of our Super League Women's teams affected by the State of Origin being held this weekend at Redcliffe, QLD. Elise Wilson, Nikki Stanley, Sophie Broadhead and Danny Goodwin all travelled to Brisbane and missed last night's games. In the Vikings vs Bears, Bec Beath was unstoppable in attack linking with Jacinta Williams all night and Ngawai Eyles threatening all night out of half.
Eagles and Cats was a low scoring game with a 3-1 win for the Woden outfit. We will be in for a treat come finals in the Women's with a big fight for both Cats and Eagles to qualify for the Grand Final come December 15.
Northern Phoenix (14) defeated Canberra City Bears (5)
Tuggeranong Vikings (13) defeated Gungahlin Cats (4)
BYE: Woden Eagles
Tuggeranong Vikings (10) defeated Canberra City Bears (4)
Woden Eagles (3) defeated Gungahlin Cats (1)