Conquerors claim final gong
The action-packed touch football season concluded last week when underdogs the Conquerors beat table-toppers the Jets in the Division 1 Grand Final.
The Conquerors started the game positively, scoring the first touchdown in the opening minutes and keeping control from then on.
The first half was close with the Conquerors holding a 3-2 lead on the back of Iyeesha Levi’s three tries, while Fathullah Rampton and Rebecca Tipene both scored tries for the Jets.
The Conquerors remained in control in the second half scoring the first two tries of the half before Rampton scored his second try for the Jets.
The Jets composure let them down with turnovers costing them from scoring again in the half, while the Conquerors scored a third try to seal victory 6-3.
Conquerors captain Thomas Bennett said the win meant a lot because the team had to face off against the top two teams to win the Final.
“It goes to show that your team doesn’t need to have all the fast players and superstars, you just need to have good players that play together and do the basics right,” he said.
Bennett said it was important for his team to remain composed and keep the lead.
“We knew we had to stay ahead of them the whole time, and they’re a team that once they pull away its very hard to catch them,” he said.
In Division 2 Total Connections proved again why they were the form team of the season outclassing Goodline in the Grand Final.
Total Connections took control early in an all-around team effort, outscoring Goodline 4-1 in the first half.
Goodline rallied in the second half but it was too little to late with Total Connections winning 6-4.
The Division 1 Most Valued Players were Jets Brian Yoelu and Conquerors Iyeesha Levi.
The Division 2 MVP were Total Connections players Raymond Cowen and Kalani Taylor.
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