Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Pimm Bags a Touch Double; Nufan Clinches a 2-1 Victory

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Pimm Bags a Touch Double; Nufan Clinches a 2-1 Victory

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Byline: Vince Habermann

TOUCH: Brendan Pimm bagged a double to clinch Nufan a 2-1 victory over Eastenders in the Brothers Social Touch Open Division A grand final on Monday night.

In a fast and fiercely contested end-to-end battle, the speedster struck like a thief in the night, grabbing an intercept on the halfway line and sprinting away midway through the first half.

Unflustered, Eastenders did everything in their power to hit back, and they upped the ante even further to start the second stanza.

But no sooner had they equalised with a superb try to Michael Gordon, a temporary lapse in defence was enough for Pimm to slip through a gap and once again grab the lead.

Eastenders turned up the heat further, but every time they threatened the line, they were again denied by a desperate Nufan defence, and they went down fighting.

Six Nufan players however backed up immediately to play leading hands in McColms' 5-3 victory over BP Oilers in an also epic Mixed Division A decider a Gordon, brothers Robert and Matt Hooper, Ben Courtice, Lindsey Medley and David Andreoli.

Gordon led the charge with a double, while Robert Hooper and Courtice also touched down, along with Megan Hales.

BP Oilers served it up to them with their young musician sensation Luke Handley again showing he also has sporting ability, touching down twice in a side which also included his elder brother Mark.

But McColms simply had too many guns.

Ascot, who have dominated Over 30 Division A over the past 15 years, added another premiership to their long list, but not through a victory which they have become so accustomed to.

This time, Ace matched them in all departments, but Ascot were awarded the title as the first scorer after the game finished in a 1-all draw and neither side was able to break the deadlock through 10 pulsating minutes of extra time.

The Ascot side includes former champion rugby league players Peter and Steve Hamilton and Ashley Simpson, soccer past greats Tony Roebuck and Steve Haack, tennis ace Andrew Gerry, schoolboys rugby league star Anthony Lanskey and community identity Glenn Toll.

Despite having the bare seven players, Bundy Butt Pirates slugged out a 4-2 victory at the expense of Ezy Beatz in Open Division B, with the inspirational Jimmy Wilkinson scoring a try in a signature domineering performance. …

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