Following last week’s fourth round, City of Orange Touch Association’s front-runners are beginning to emerge.
While the senior mixed competition had a general bye for the Melbourne Cup the men’s and women’s leagues all continued on Thursday night, as did the juniors on Wednesday.
In the Sportsman’s Warehouse men’s and women’s division one competitions, it’s tight at the top.
In the former Death by a Quickie and Corn and Co have moved to a share of the competition lead, both with three wins and a draw from their four games so far this summer.
They actually faced off last week for a 2-all deadlock, proving how evenly-matched they are and already providing a potential grand final preview.
The Loose Goose may have something to say about that though, they’re just one point further back in third after romping home over The Greenhouse, winning 6-nil.
In last week’s other top grade game The Helmet’s beat Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies 6-3.
Incredibly the situation is almost identical in the women’s top flight.
Handyman All Round Services and Lucy Warner and the Girls are deadlocked at the top, both sides with three wins and a draw, while David Reid Homes sits one point adrift of the top two.
David Reid Homes actually handed Handyman All Round Service their first defeat of the season last week, winning 5-4, while Lucy Warner and the Girls took down Ally Kaufman and the Girls 6-2.
Hawks won the other division one game, downing Try’s the Limit 5-2.
In the other men’s competitions Jim’s Touch and Parkview Predators (division two), TBR and The Toads (division three), True Blue (division four), ARATAC and The Flying Snorkels (division five), Gladstone Eagles and Sexual Chocolates (division six) and Hellfish (division seven) hold the lead.
In the women’s second division Greenhouse HQ, Zoom Zoom and Shockwave are in a three-way tie for first while A Team, M&D, Southinkucan and Jaguars head divisions three through six, respectively.
In the junior divisions, where results and ladders are available, it’s been just as hard-fought.
Speedsters, Tommy’s Tigers and JDM Wallabies share top spot in the Under 10 Boys’, while JDM Rainbows and Bella’s Untouchables are on top in the girls’ equivalent.
Vipers and Pocket Rockets share top spot in the Under 11 Boys’ Blue competition, as do the Ratbags and Cyclones in the Red league.
The Red Devils have rocketed to the top of the Under 11 Girls’ competition with three wins and a bye, while Touch and Go have done the same in the Under 14 Girls’.
In the Under 14 Boys’ competition Dragons, Hey Boys and Pink Lightning all remain undefeated to share first.
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