Dubbo Touch Association’s summer competition has been dominated by Poverty Lodge and Dubbo City Plumbing who won division one in their respective grades.
All-round sportsman Max Hill and State touch representative Lietta Lane led Poverty Lodge to victory in the Monday night mixed division one competition, while on Wednesday night the father-and-son team of Warwick and Joel Rapley helped Dubbo City Plumbing to the men’s crown.
Also featuring Dubbo Macquarie halfback Peter Boon, Dubbo City Plumbing proved too slippery for Primary Sales. Consisting mainly of members of the Cross family – including Brad, Kel, Warwick and Josh – Primary Sales lost 3-1.
Poverty Lodge won their grand final on Monday night 6-3 over Wilkins Transport, a team which included Peter Holland, Anne James and Diane Rogers.
James and Rogers then backed up for a second chance at a premiership on Wednesday night when their women’s open team played Pioneer in the division four final of the men’s/women’s competition.
But after an exciting and very even contest, the pair finished runners-up again after losing 13-12. That was not before the match had gone into overtime and a drop -off situation.
The Wednesday night division three grand final was another match which saw a men’s and women’s team against each other, with the men’s Pastoral Hotel outfit taking on the women’s Western Star Hotel line-up.
Despite the best efforts of Jane Hill and her team, it was the Pastoral outfit which finished with the title thanks to a 9-6 victory.
In division two men, Forty Winks took a line-up which included Jason Hill and Chris Cook into battle against Dubbo Air Conditioning.
Dubbo Air Conditioning included a number of the Dubbo Kangaroos – Ian Jamieson, John O’Neill, Ray White and the bullocking Nathan Woodford, a star in both rugby codes – but couldn’t match Forty Winks who won 8-3.
In the division three mixed Coopers Tavern – with Adam and Craig Moore, Brett Paul and Denise Crowley – beat Thommos Plastering 3-2 while in division two mixed Paul Toshack’s Toushie’s Team won 3-2 over South Dubbo Tavern. In division four mixed Amaroo All Stars defeated Stingers 5-2.
While the summer competition finished on Wednesday night touch players have just a small break until the kick-off of the winter competition, which starts on Monday April 30 for mixed and Wednesday May 2 for men and women.
Nominations fees are $630 per team and forms are available from the Western Star Hotel.
Further enquiries about the respective competitions can be made with Andrew Spencer on 0419 820 338.
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