The Busselton Touch Football season is in full swing and some teams are looking comfortable at the top of the ladder.
The last fortnight has seen some of the top teams playing each other in what might be a good taste of how they will go at finals time.
In round six, early ladder leaders the Big Maks got back to some winning form with a 6-4 triumph over the Mariners.
Lucy Scott and Jethro Barraclough both showed great speed to cross over the line twice, often finishing the creative work of the experienced Paul Culnane.
The Mariners were again in it right until the end with another good effort from Kayden Heathcote.
Dyno Whites were too strong for the Untouchables taking home an 8-4 win, while the Dungbeetles saw off the speedy Band of Misfits, 9-6 and in the closest game of the round, the Bushchooks held on for a 7-6 victory over You’re It.
This was another high scoring round with the Dungbeetles crossing 11 times to comfortably account for the Mariners, who scored three times, all completed by Kaden Heathcote.
Drew Joines and Joel Pollock, with three first half touchdowns each, put the game out of reach at the half time break.
The Bushchooks were undermanned when they started, but eventually found a full team, albeit too late, going down 9-5 to the consistent Dyno Whites.
Both teams are showing some flair with a few steppers each, so I’m sure bragging rights will be on the line when they meet again later in the season.
In a very even encounter, You’re It took on The Untouchables, finishing in a 7-7 draw.
The Untouchables’ Diwan Ackerman came back from a hamstring injury that may have robbed us from seeing some of his usual showmanship, but he was still creative with the ball in hand.
Amy Farmer was a cool defensive head for You’re It, in a game where offence ruled.
Finally, in another game dominated by offence, Big Maks were too strong for Band of Misfits, in a 10-7 win.
While people are used to seeing the Culnane name mentioned, this time it was not the boys that stood out, it was Camilla who crossed the line in a strong first half.
Liam Hughes was as fast as ever for his Band Of Misfits, but the old heads prevailed in the end.
Spectators can watch games played at Barnard Park Sports Pavilion with games starting at 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Thursdays.
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