City of Orange’s champions crowned after epic decider battles

And that’s the end of that chapter, City of Orange Touch Association’s champions were crowned on Friday night after some of the most scintillating grand final battles in recent memory.

None were as exciting as the men’s division one decider though, between Vintage Street and the Marvellous Martians.

Led by the likes of Hunter-Western Hornets representative Ryan Moore, along with Dylan Wood, Jake Blimka, Lachie Munro and Cody Ramsey, minor premiers Vintage Street completed their undefeated season with a thrilling 7-6 victory.

David Reid Homes, also minor premiers, went on to claim the women’s division one title too.

Boasting stars like Erin Naden, Kaitlyn Phillips and Monique Christie-Johnston, David Reid Homes lost just one game – to Jungle Cats way back in round nine – and secured their title with a 4-2 win over All-Round Handyman Service on Friday night.

The minor premiership-winning sides also added the major silverware to their cabinets in division two, the Tune Squad and Dance HQ Divers winning their respective men’s and women’s divisions.

Shockwave did the same in the women’s third division by defeating Marsupials 4-2, while Hey Boys took down the minor premiership winners in the men’s division three grand final, beating JBM Memorial 4-2.

It took an almighty attacking effort for The Kuzzies (Broz) to knock off Drought Breakers in men’s division four, the latter side was on a roll after taking down minor premiers Stevie Wonder’s Driving School (6-5) in Thursday’s preliminary final.

They did though, winning 11-8 in a high-scoring clash, while M&D sealed the women’s division four premiership by beating Southinkucan 6-3.

OTD claimed the women’s division five title by defeating MBC 6-4 while Low And Slow claimed the men's equivalent with a narrow, one-touchdown victory over The Toads (3-2).

In division six, one win was comfortable and the other anything but.

The Unstoppables proved just as their name suggests and ran riot against Don’t Have A Clue, winning 5-2 to seal the trophy.

In the men’s equivalent, Gladstone Eagles just edged past Sexual Chocolates, winning 4-3.

The men’s division seven final was the most low-scoring of any, but wasn’t any less thrilling.

The Hellfish managed to sneak past One For The Road, winning 2-1.

The women’s division seven grand final was equally as tight too, with Anson Street taking down Chicks In The Hood 3-2.

In the junior deciders player on Wednesday night, Lollipops, Orange Central Toucheroos, Lightning Strikes, Ratbags, Docstars, Aftershocks and Hotsteppers all emerged victorious from their respective boys’ and girls’ divisions.

In the mixed grand finals the week before New Recruits, Wired Mobile Auto Electrics, The Kuzzies, B-Town Mixed, Brutus’ Brood, Rhinos, Rolls Royals, Goodstarters and Beanz all claimed titles in divisions one through 11 respectively.


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