Bucking Bulls eyeing revenge
A grand final rematch is looking more and more likely in the 18’s Boys after a great day of competition at Touch Football Australia’s National Youth Competition on the Sunshine Coast.
QSST and the Central Queensland Bulls battled it out for the title in 2016 and history is inching closer to repeating.
The two Queensland teams are the only sides that have won all their matches after Day Two, with the Bulls sitting atop Pool B and QSST Pool A.
Pool C is a battle in two between the South Queensland Sharks and NSWCHS and it would take a brave punter to separate the pair heading into Day Three.
Below is a summary of the day’s results headlined by some outstanding team performances.
QSST had just the one game on Day Two but and they made the most of it, running out 12-5 winners over NSWCCC.
A tough match-up against the North Queensland Tropical Cyclones awaits QSST on Day Three, with the Tropical Cyclones needing victory to jump the second-placed Sunshine Coast Pineapples.
The Pineapples have completed their four matches and will be hoping to scrape into the finals after a hard-fought 8-8 draw with the Cyclones late on Day Two.
NSWCCC and the winless Western Tigers will meet on Day Three, with the Tigers desperate to record a victory after a tough campaign.
The Bulls are on a mission to avenge their 2016 grand final loss and their opposition teams in Pool B are feeling the wrath of a side hungry for success.
The Bulls gave NSWTA their first loss of the competition on Day Two, recording a 10-3 win to sit clear at the top with three wins from three attempts.
NSWTA are joined by the South West Queensland Swans on two wins and one loss, with the Swans suffering their only defeat of the tournament to NSWTA on Day Three.
NSWTA’s for and against means they currently sit third, but a win over the Northern Territory on Day Three could change that, as their nearest rivals the Swans face the almost impossible task of beating the Bulls.
The most open pool of the competition sees the Sharks and NSWCHS battling it out for top position after the two teams played out a thrilling 8-8 draw in the last match-up of Day Two.
Neither side has lost a match and they have both sewn up a top-two finish heading into an absorbing Day Three.
If Sharks touchdown machine Declan Keen keeps his form up then they will be hard to stop, with the South Queenslander leading the competition with 10 to his name after doubling his tally on Day Two.
In other results, Touch New Zealand had a great second day, winning both their games to climb up the ladder and prove they can match it with the best Australia has to offer.
Day Three is set to begin at 10:30am as teams put together one final push for finals Touch Football.