Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rockhampton Girl Plays Key Role All Stars Touch Win

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rockhampton Girl Plays Key Role All Stars Touch Win

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Byline: Jenna Johnstone Jenna.Johnstone@capnews.com.au

TFA All Stars vs Indigenous All Stars

Indigenous Touch Football All Stars 5 (Lachlan Pierce 2, Riki Watego 2, Cody Green tries) def Touch Football Association All Stars 4 (Emily Hennessey 2, Scott Buckley, Kennedy Herito tries) at Cbus Super Stadium on Friday night.

IT SEEMS the higher the pressure builds, the better Tamika Upton gets.

The 17-year-old helped her Indigenous All Stars team defeat the Touch Football Association All Stars 5-4 in an entertaining opener to the 2015 Harvey Norman All Stars on Friday night.

Upton and fellow Rockhampton product Dan Withers, who starred for the TFA All Stars, joined Australia's top male and female touch football talent for the exhibition match at Cbus Super Stadium at the Gold Coast.

The Indigenous All Stars were led by 2005 Clive Churchill medallist Scott Prince and raced out to a 4-1 lead in the latter stages of the first half.

The TGA All Stars closed the gap just before the break to head into half-time trailing 4-2. …

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