South West Wolves consolidated their position atop the Mixed Division with a dominant 11-2 win over the Northern Vipers. The Wolves were never threatened as they remain unbeaten a game a clear at the top of the ladder.
The other Mixed game was a much closer affair, the Eastern Stingrays almost pulling off an upset over the Central Scorpions. The Stingrays scored first in the opening minutes and with Rick Wilkinson dominant took a two try lead into half-time. The lead was errored five minutes into the second half, Toby Gabrisch dominant at the Scorpions made the most of some poor Stingrays defence to hit the front. Tim Phillips inspired a final rally, but it wasn’t enough, the Scorpions winning 9-8.
It was better news for the Stingrays in the Men’s Division, the ladder leaders overcoming their own scare to defeat the Scorpions. The Stingrays seemed rattled early, ill-discipline leading to an enforced substitution, as the Scorpions scored the first two tries of the game. The Stingrays consolidated, Nick Litchfield and Cam Hancock each contributing a brace as the Stingrays lead 5-2 at the change. Two early second half scores gave the Scorpions hope, but the undermanned Stingrays fused together a 9-6 win.
The Northern Vipers horror start in the Women’s Division continued, going down 5-2 to the Wolves. For the second time in three matches, the Vipers failed to score for an entire half, Eve Mackenzie and Minnie Turner going over for the Wolves as they lead 2-0 at half-time. The Vipers managed to find their way onto the score sheet through Phoebe Roberts and Kelly Rowe in the second half but it was not enough. The Vipers remain stuck to the bottom of the leader while the Wolves lead the competition.
Two second half tries to Charlie Bower was not enough to see the Stingrays across the line in the other Women’s match. The Scorpions jumped out to a 3-1 lead which they held until half-time, eventually winning 5-4 as they remain on equal points with league leaders Wolves.
A double header of action taps off at City Touch Fields this Sunday the 7th of November.
For full fixtures and results click here.