Six-a-side leaves nowhere to hide
IT WILL be fast and furious action at Lower Fisher Park tonight when two of the big guns of the competition clash in the A-grade men’s touch football grand final.
Clocktower Hotel and Koppers will provide all the on-field action in a game which promises to be played at a frantic pace
The game of touch has changed dramatically over the years and today’s game makes the old-style park touch look pedestrian.
With only six players allowed on the field at any one time players will be looking towards the reserve bench for a much-needed rest.
On paper Clocktower look unbeatable with a mixture of old heads and raw pace. Dave Dart, Craig Nipperess and Rob Godwin all have plenty of experience under their belts and with speed merchants Mitch Lollback and Joshua Dougherty waiting to pounce out of acting-half a Clocktower victory is almost a-given.
Men’s touch football organiser Bill Dougherty says the match-up will be an interesting one but favours Clocktower Hotel to prevail on the night.
“Clocktower look good on paper, they have some old heads and some guys who are very quick up the middle,” Dougherty says.
“They probably have the best of the crop of old guys still going around...they can still handle A-grade and the pace of the game.”
There is an old saying: they might look like a good side on paper but let’s see how they go on grass.
Dougherty says Koppers have the team to cause an upset and will rely heavily on their two quick men in attack with their darts out of acting-half.
“Carson Galloway and Anthony Don are both very dangerous and cause havoc to opposition sides with their pace,” he says
“When everyone turns up for Koppers they are a different side.”
The two sides have squared off on three occasions with the ledger favouring the Clocktower 2-1.
In the B-grade final Meat Heads go into the clash against Rhinos as slight favourites.