Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Draw Clinches Title Defence; CMC Claims Back-to-Back Mixed Division A Gongs

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Draw Clinches Title Defence; CMC Claims Back-to-Back Mixed Division A Gongs

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Byline: Vince Habermann

TOUCH: CMC claimed its second Brothers Social Touch (BST) Mixed Division A title for 2011, but only by virtue of being the first scorer in their grand final showdown with Sugarland Tavern.

They had defeated McColms 3-0 in the mid-year finale in June, but this time, they battled out a 4-all draw in a game which featured a galaxy of local sporting champions.

Neither side was able to break the deadlock after five minutes of extra-time, and under the rules of the competition, the first scorer is then awarded the title, and it came back to Jacob Yarrow drawing first blood earlier in the night.

Kyle McCarthy bagged a double for CMC, while former rugby league Queensland Cup player Josh Essex also touched down.

Their team included primary school student Rebecca Greiner, who has represented Queensland with distinction in four sports, including touch, and her elder sister Jackki.

Three more of Bundaberg's top league players, Corey and Josh Tanner and Joel Turaga, all crossed for Sugarland, along with Australian age touch representative Kirsty Beer.

McColms, who won the Mixed A-grade crown in the summer finals last year, were relegated to Division B this season, but they claimed that title with a 7-1 demolition of FMD's.

They had seven individual scorers, including Ben Courtice and David Andreoli, who were among six of their players who doubled up immediately for Eastenders who continued their recent domination of the Open Men's division with a 4-0 victory over Woodmac.

After they had beaten Woodmac 6-2 in the mid-year finals, they again proved too good, with Courtice notching a double and Andreoli and Pat Cassidy also getting their names on the score-card.

FMD's had been last season's Mixed Division C champions, but title was won this time by BST foundation team and former multiple Division A premiers Bullants, who outgunned Crackers 6-2.

Father and son Roger and Glen Sherborne both grabbed doubles for Bullants, along with young talent Skye Bowe-Fernley.

Their families team also included Steven Cook and his children Shane and Madison and siblings Joel and Jay Brimelow. …

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