Broadhurst find touch

It has been a long and often arduous journey for Broadhurst working their way through their first touch rugby season in Division Two.

But after back-to-back wins they have been transformed from average journeymen into serious contenders. Broadhurst narrowly squeaked a 4-3 win over Walkers who proved a worthy adversary. Tries from Jason ‘Silky’ Scarff, Andrew Childe and MattKeenan sealed the deal whilst Paul Smith and Vikki Piaso answered for Walkers.

Campbells continued their run of fine form with 9-0 thumping of Island Heritage. There were big performances across the whole team and the minutes spent on the training paddock are clearly paying off.

Campbells rely on their girls to throw out to speedsters captain Pete De Vere and Nick Quin. Bryan Little had an immense game and was involved in many of Campbells’ best moves. He racked up three tries as did Wikiboo Hitchman whose interplay with Dicky Sawle-Thomas has become key to Campbells recent success.

Jonny Lewis showed his worth with some great defence often making last gasp touches to halt Island Heritage in their stride.

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Rohan Monty did a great job in the early phases of Campbells attacks and the explosive Marcus Cumber made a real impact in a mouth-watering display especially in the final phases of the game. Shelly Cox showed her class on more than one occasion with an excellent defensive performance.

Deloitte destroyed DMS 7-1. Kathryn Scott took the plaudits as MVP. Not only did she score a great try but her overall play signalled her as the stand out player. Alistair Lum, David Acutt (2),Nick Brierly, Jacque Hastings, Bella Crooke also added their names to the scoresheet; David Bakker replied for DMS.

Rawlinson & Hunter took on the mighty Maidens and came off second best. The 4-0 score reflecting the difference in finishing ability which has become a feature of the Heineken Light Maidens. They are deadly from short distance playing with pace and precision from five metres out. It is extremely difficult to defend against and Vangie Raftopoulos was singled out for special praise.

Cracking work from Jacqui Davies, who scored a brilliant opening try from her own break, was added to by Stuart Reed who scored the second as UBS recorded their second straight victory against Harmonic. Harmonic could rarely find their way through some very stubborn defence with Gavin McMaster crossing the line just the once. Final score 2-1 to UBS.

In Division One SteppingStones have sat atop the table since early June and so their victory over Ogier hardly raised an eyebrow – albeit 4-3. Ogier have struggled for results this season but their overall play has been both full of commitment and skill.

This is a tough division and they have run teams close on a number of occasions. Every team needs a dynamic line-breaker and in James Waters they have their man. Angel Hawkins added a third and SteppingStones were looking at the first dropped points of the season. In the end, Scott McCarty, Rudolf Weder (2) and Simon Raftopolous ended the Ogier dream.

Maples1 faced Dart with Jyoti Choi grabbing four tries for Maples as they won 7-2.

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